CPHT Belfast Hypnotherapy Training

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Training in Belfast for Future and Practising Hypnotherapists

Our next Belfast HPD course BF7 starts:
10/11 September 2022

Alex Brounger and Nicola Griffiths, Seniors Lecturers for CPHT Belfast
Alex Brounger and Nicola Griffiths, Seniors Lecturers for CPHT Belfast

Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) is a nationwide hypnotherapy training body providing a Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD) Course for the modern hypnotherapist. This course is designed for students wishing to become practising hypnotherapists.

The Chairman and Founder of CPHT is David Newton, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. CPHT Belfast, providing hypnotherapy training in Belfast, is run by Senior Lecturers Alex Brounger and Nicola Griffiths.

Hypnotherapy is now considered to be one of the fastest growing professions in the United Kingdom and CPHT has enabled hundreds of students to become successful hypnotherapists. If you intend to make hypnotherapy your new career, part-time or full-time, we believe you have come to the right place.

Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD)

The HPD Course is of approximately 120 hours duration of classroom study plus practice between sessions and required reading over a period of 10 months. Successful graduation leads to a full Diploma qualification (DSFH) and the nationally accredited (NCFE) Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD). Students are assessed throughout their training and there will be a requirement for a practical assessment. Students are required to charge the “student rate”, 50% of the normal fee, after the 7th module. This becomes an obligatory part of the course after the 8th module.

At the end of the studies students are asked to submit a portfolio, compiled throughout the training, for assessment both within CPHT and externally leading to the Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD). HPD has been accredited by the NCFE as having measurable learning outcomes that have been benchmarked at Level 4 using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptions.

For full details of the HPD Course see HPD Course contents

Full video can be seen here

National Accreditation

The CPHT HPD Course is nationally accredited by the following bodies :

For full details of accreditation see Accreditation, Membership organisations and Professional letters.

Advanced Courses

One of the strengths of CPHT is ongoing career progression. Once you have successfully graduated from the HPD Course you are eligible to sign up for the following courses :

  • Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD)
    The Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD) is the next stage in the advancement of your professional career as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist. When you successfully pass the AHD you will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The AHD has been accredited by the NCFE as having measurable learning outcomes that have been benchmarked at Level 5 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors). It is currently the highest Hypnotherapy award available in the UK.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
    As an HPD Graduate you will be able to participate in a wide range of CPD’s. CPHT offer a broad range of CPD courses (via video conferencing and face to face) which allow you to learn about specific areas of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy such as Psychoneuroimmunology, Childbirth, Weight Management etc.
  • Supervisor Course
    Although guidelines vary, all professional hypnotherapy associations require their members to participate in Supervision with a qualified Hypnotherapy Supervisor. It may seem a long way off, but after you have a few years as a Practitioner under your belt you may want to help other Hypnotherapists grow and become better at what they do. Another level 5 qualification, CPHT’s Supervisor Course equips you with the skills to do this.

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What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern, and well researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. Working with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, the Solution Focused Hypnotherapist looks at what the client wants to achieve rather than on the problem(s) that prompted them to seek change.

The approach focuses on the present and future and not on the past. The Hypnotherapist asks the client to consider their preferred future, for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed? This enables the client’s possible solutions to become more apparent and worked towards. Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety and this is done very simply through relaxation and visualisation, allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their lives that encourages a shift in perspective.

Through working with the client, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with Confidence and Self Esteem problems. It can also help (if necessary in conjunction with medication) in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety, including Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Minor Phobias such as spiders, water, flying and public speaking can also be minimised, along with painful memories and traumatic experiences.

Reproduced by kind permission of AfSFH Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Read also : Solution Focused Hypnotherapy by David Newton

Highly recommended
This course was great as I felt completely ready to start my own practice when I graduated. It covered marketing which was a great bonus and working with clients from the very beginning meant I had complete confidence in myself by the time I graduated. Nicola and Alex were great fun and so knowledgeable and supportive. I would highly recommend the course to anyone wanting to have a career in hypnotherapy.
Jennifer Wilson

A great course for anyone wanting to learn Clinical Hypnosis
A practical course with a high level of training and support offered throughout the course.
Jason Beggs

Excellent course
Really enjoyed this course. Not only was I trained to a high standard in Hypnotherapy, but also was taught how to set up my own business. Brilliant. Lecturers were good fun too!
Jenny Mcnally

Thank you
CPHT not only train you to do something amazing and to a very high level but they make it fun too!
Jennifer Dunseath

Well worth the effort
Training was both intense and enjoyable. It was extremely hard work but well worth the effort. The trainers were always accessible in between the weekend workshops and very supportive. The face to face workshops were informative. I really looked forward to them and miss them now that they are finished. I am delighted to have achieved my Diploma and NCH accreditation. But more importantly I feel I am making a real difference in my clients lives.
Catherine Rice

A++++ Highly recommend
This course has changed my life. Informative, challenging and fun environment. As promised, we learnt how to do trance from weekend one. And what a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this course to anybody looking for challenge and for a new career. Amazing tutors, unforgettable experience.
Tetyana Flood

Life changing
This course has changed my understanding of mental health problems on a personal and professional level. What I have learned has already helped so many of my clients. My download is helping with sleep problems, stress…. the psychoeducation has enlightened so many to understand why they suffer as they do, normalising they’re problems but most importantly, offering an organic solution to them…. my confidence as a therapist has grown and for all this and so much more, I will be forever grateful to you all… thank you.
Catrina Bell

CPHT 2nd to none
The CPHT is excellent, second to none, I travelled the web to find one and they far outweighs the others. Tutors are excellent, very knowledgeable and so easy to talk to whether in person, by phone or via email. You will not regret a second when you sign up.
Sarah Thornton-roe

Highly recommended
I enjoyed this course immensely, I had great fun and made some lovely friends. I think one of the most valuable things about this course is that it gives you the skills, resources and support to set up a practice.
Jemma White