How to become a Hypnotherapist with Chrysalis Courses

Training to become a Hypnotherapist

Becoming a Hypnotherapist with Chrysalis Courses

Considering a career change ? Interested in becoming a Hypnotherapist?

Hypnotherapy can often be misconstrued as something you’d expect to see on stage in Las Vegas, but in reality, hypnotherapy provides an effective method of treatment for a wide range of conditions.

If you’re considering becoming a counsellor or a therapist, hypnotherapy is one of the specialised fields you could explore.

We’ve put together a guide to tell you everything you need to know about becoming a hypnotherapist.

How to become a Hypnotherapist with Chrysalis Courses

Hypnotherapy can often be misconstrued as something you’d expect to see on stage in Las Vegas, but in reality, hypnotherapy provides an effective method of treatment for a wide range of conditions.

If you’re considering becoming a counsellor or a therapist, hypnotherapy is one of the specialised fields you could explore. We’ve put together a guide to tell you everything you need to know about becoming a hypnotherapist.


What does a hypnotherapist do?

Hypnotherapy is used to help treat a wide range of conditions, issues and concerns. From trauma and addiction to fears and phobias, as a hypnotherapist you can help people to make the positive changes they need in their life to overcome the issues that affect them.


What qualifications do I require to become a hypnotherapist?

There are no essential qualifications required to become a hypnotherapist, however, completing a qualification that is accredited via the National Hypnotherapy Society will benefit both your personal skills and knowledge as well as your employability and credibility.


What are the working hours?

The vast majority of hypnotherapists are self-employed and can generally pick and choose the hours that work best for them – a real bonus for those who have busy lives and are seeking a role with flexibility.

Although not essential, it is beneficial to have some experience in running a business or to have studied business to ensure you have a basic understanding of the fundamentals. There are many courses that cover the basics of running a successful and profitable business you could consider undertaking before, or alongside your hypnotherapy training.


How much can a hypnotherapist earn?

How much you’ll earn as a hypnotherapist is very much dependent on your experience, qualifications and skillset.

Having an accredited hypnotherapy qualification can help in gaining experience and building your skills and knowledge, and in turn, boost your earning potential.


Where do hypnotherapists work?

Whether you are self-employed or secure a role with a company, you will be working indoors, usually in a comfortable and quiet space. This could be in a specialised clinic, at a health spa or in the clients or your own home.


Daily tasks as a hypnotherapist

As a hypnotherapist, your day-to-day tasks will be incredibly varied, some of which may include:

  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Note-taking
  • Progress reports
  • Relaxing your clients into hypnosis
  • Finding out your client’s medical and social history
  • Identifying best courses of treatment
  • Suggesting positive life changes to help your client overcome their problems

Key skills of a successful hypnotherapist

A successful hypnotherapist boasts skills that allow them to successfully treat a wide range of issues and concerns. Some of the key skills you’re likely to need as a hypnotherapist are:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Listening skills
  • The ability to approach every case with an open mind
  • Patience
  • Keep a level head in stressful situations
  • Sensitivity
  • Taking a non-judgemental approach
  • Flexibility
  • Customer service skills

It is important that your clients always feel safe, secure and comfortable and are able to open up to you.


Finding a Hypnotherapy training course

At Chrysalis Courses, we offer credible counselling and hypnotherapy courses that will allow you to embark on your chosen career. No prior training is required for most of our courses. We pride ourselves on being open to all applicants regardless of qualifications or experience.

Gaining a relevant qualification will give you instant credibility and prove that you have studied both the practical and academic aspects of hypnotherapy.


What does the training involve?

Although you will gain a lot of practical hypnosis experience whilst completing your hypnotherapy course, you will also cover a lot of academic content, including coursework.

During the course, you will focus on developing the skills, strategies and hypnosis techniques needed to understand every aspect of the hypnotherapy process.


How long does it take to become a qualified hypnotherapist?

The route to becoming a qualified hypnotherapist can vary but with Chrysalis it only takes 1 year to complete your qualification.'


Are there any hypnotherapist communities or societies I can join?

Chrysalis students are required to become Student Members of The National Hypnotherapy Society upon commencing their studies. This ensures they are bound by a strict code of ethics and opens up a selection of membership benefits.’

Once you have successfully completed your qualification in hypnotherapy, you’ll be able to join hypnotherapist communities and societies.

This is a great way to build networks and connect with others in the industry, as well as staying in tune with industry developments, changes and news.

Remember, if you’re considering signing up for a hypnotherapy course, you should always go with an accredited provider.


Find out more

If you wish to apply to one of our courses, you can request our Course Prospectus here. Alternatively, If you would like to find out more about your next step into the fascinating world of hypnotherapy, contact Chrysalis Courses today.

Student Mentions

Read testimonials from past Chrysalis graduates of our hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling courses.

“I wanted to join the National Hypnotherapy Society, as it’s the only hypnotherapy organisation with a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority. I also want to train as a counsellor later on and I want my hypnotherapy training to count as part of that.”

Debbie StewartChrysalis Student

"As a former health professional, I was accepted, last year, to do a Degree in Counselling before realising the impact of the cost of the enormous Fees attached! This lead to my search for related course providers, hence Chrysalis, offering such value. Amazed & wishing I had been introduced to Hypnotherapy earlier as now it completely consumes me."

Mary AnneChrysalis Student

"I'm near to the end of my Advanced Diploma in Counselling after completing my Dip.in Hypnotherapy and my Dip in Counselling. My last course has been by far the best and has really given me the chance to explore counselling in depth with a fantastic tutor. I retired from teaching and now have a new rewarding career as a counsellor."

Kate AxfordChrysalis Student

“Getting OFQUAL qualifications means for me these are properly recognised courses, not just privately awarded certificates. The QCF means I can use these qualifications in lots of ways.”

John HardyChrysalis Student

“In the current economic climate, I decided to take the advice of my friends and retrained in a recession”

Sandy MichaelsChrysalis Student

“The Interviewer made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I left the interview feeling confident that Chrysalis is the right choice for me”

Amanda WoodsChrysalis Student
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