Chrysalis Diploma

Level 3 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Introduction to Counselling Skills (DIP. Hyp CS)

This is our entry-level course which is your route to professional hypnotherapy practice as well as providing you with initial counselling skills.

Hypnotherapy has an evidence base as a short-term therapy for a wide variety of issues. Our syllabus for this one-year part time course covers everything necessary to successfully establish yourself as a practitioner.  Further, as a talking therapy, hypnotherapy complements the skills of counselling and assists learners to understand and practice working with clients through a complete process of therapy.

Choose this course if your main focus is hypnotherapy and you’re open to further progression as a counsellor. The course covers all of the well-known hypnotherapy techniques such as quitting smoking, weight loss, hypnosis for childbirth, etc and will also teach you about building a successful practice.

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Course Benefits*

  • Become a Professional Hypnotherapist (DIP.Hyp CS.).
  • Course Accredited by the National Hypnotherapy Society - Join as an M.H.S. with many membership benefits including eligibility to join the Royal Society for Public Health - Graduates eligible for Registrant Status.
  • Registered successful candidates will receive an RQF Level 3 Diploma from Prince's Trust.
  • A clear progression path from hypnotherapy to counselling.
  • Build a successful practice via this course and National Hypnotherapy Society membership.
  • 96 Guided Learning Hours

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Study Methods

Our one-year part time hypnotherapy with counselling skills course is available at venues across the UK.  The course is validated by The Prince’s Trust and listed on Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) at Level 3.  This course is the only hypnotherapy course listed on the RQF, meaning that it is a true Level 3 Diploma course and not just mapped to a level.  In addition, this course is accredited by the National Hypnotherapy Society, a Professional Standards Authority accredited register meaning the course content and delivery has undergone a level of scrutiny to meet high external national standards.  Successful graduation from this course gives you a route to registration with the National Hypnotherapy Society, and the title Registrant Member (MHS).

Our unique course blends hypnotherapy with counselling skills, which many hypnotherapy courses do not.  The result of this is graduates can start professional practice with a good level of hypnotherapy  knowledge and experience, along with having vital rapport-building and client-supporting skills learned from counselling approaches.

And, if your goal is full training as a professional counsellor, this course gives you a route to our Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory, which in turn is a route to our full professional counselling training at Level 5.

The syllabus includes understanding how to support clients in an ethical and professional way, and how to build a successful hypnotherapy practice. You will learn how to work with those presenting issues clients often bring to hypnotherapy, such as state or trait anxiety, unwanted habits such as smoking or unhealthy eating, increasing motivation, and confidence-building.

Practical classroom work; Chrysalis VLE; Practice Groups; Homework assignments; Reflective Journal; Study of Skills Practice; Focus on practical work with no final exam.

PLEASE NOTE: Upgrading from this course to longer courses at a later stage is more costly and upgrading may not be possible on courses which are full. Students wishing to take further study should sign up in advance to avoid disappointment.

Course Length:

1 Year


Level 3 Diploma

Courses Studied:

Level 3 Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Introduction to Counselling Skills

Course Price:

All course Pricing

From £137.82/pm


Our Syllabus comprises 7 Components taught over 10 full day classes and one full day seminar:

  • Understanding the Work of Hypnotherapy Learning what hypnosis is, how it can be applied and how it can help clients, understanding professional practice and working within an ethical code.
  • Conducting Hypnotherapy Sessions Learning how to hypnotise, how to tailor hypnosis by listening to the client's needs and helping to establish and work on goals. Learning how write and deliver personalised scripts to truly suit the client.
  • Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Habits Learning about presenting issues which hypnotherapy can help with such as stress, anxiety, making healthier food choices, simple phobias, and habits.
  • Understand the Use of Hypnosis in Other Professions Evaluating more advanced hypnotherapeutic methods used by medical and psychotherapeutic professionals along with a clear understanding of ethical practice and working within level of competence.
  • Hypnotherapy for Relationship Issues Learning about how hypnotherapy can assist with intimate relationship issues, fertility, and childbirth.
  • Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills Learning important active listening skills, building, and maintaining rapport. Learning the process of therapy, from the initial meeting, and making assessments and therapy plans.
  • Understanding Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy Learning what is meant by Evidence-Based Practice, why it is important to the profession of hypnotherapy, and understanding how the evidence can be used in practice.
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