Reasons to Train with Us?

Hypnosis Training Session at the UK Academy Scotland1.  Learn hypnosis in Scotland in a small group setting

Our class sizes are limited to no more than 8 to allow small group work, meaning that you will be given lots of individual attention, encouragement and feedback.

2.  Individual Tutorials or Supervision Sessions are Available at no Extra Cost Throughout Training

We are invested in you as a person and want you to succeed so if you need additional help we would be delighted to be of assistance.

3.  We are accredited on the National Qualification Framework

The HPD has been accredited by NCFE, a recognised Awarding Organisation, as having measurable Learning Outcomes that have been benchmarked at Level 4 using Ofquals Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors.

After graduation practitioners will be eligible to join various organisations including the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

4.  Free Membership of the NCH While a Student

The NCH is one of the UKs leading professional bodies.  You will get free student membership for the first 18 months.  Full membership normally costs £70 per annum as of 2017.

5.  Outstanding Aftercare on Completion of the Course

Low cost supervision is available.

Access to a free monthly Peer Group (one of the longest running groups in the UK).  Where you can network with other therapists from the newly qualified to hypnotherapists who have been in profession 20 plus years.

Hypnosis Training in Scotland

6.  UK Academy is a Satellite School of the UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences

The UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences is a national group of 11 training centres, so you can be sure of a secure structure with plenty of support available before, during and after your course, not just from your trainer, but also from the other trainers.

7.  Proven Successful Enduring Training School

Shaun Brookhouse who is the founder of UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences has one of the longest careers in Clinical Hypnotherapy Profession, both working as a Clinical Hypnotherapist as well as writing leading textbooks and papers on the subject.  Shaun started the Washington School of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis in 1996 which then went on to become the UK Academy of Therapeutic and Arts and Sciences which makes the UK Academy one of the longest running Hypnotherapy training providers in the UK.

8.  Learn an Integrative Approach

We don’t believe that people are all the same so why would one therapeutic approach be used for all types of people.  We teach a range of techniques based on Ericksonian Approach, Solution Focused Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Approach and NLP in the main and touch on TA and Mindfulness.  Therefore you will be able to adapt your approach to each client.

9.  Our Unique Selling Point is Building Upon and Maintaining the Client Therapeutic Relationship

We focus and help you to foster and maintain a good client therapeutic relationship.  In fact nearly all research based studies show that it is in fact the strength of the client therapeutic relationship that is the most important factor in the successful outcome of any therapeutic intervention.

10.  Learn How to Run a Successful Practice

We teach you how to run a successful practice, as well as how to be an ethical professional hypnotherapist

11.  Learn How to Market Your Practice

We teach you how to market your business.  So many training courses forget to cover this and its so important if you have never run a business before.

12.  Outstanding Teaching Practice

You will be trained by fully qualified Senior Hypnotherapists who are in real practice, working with real clients everyday.  All our trainers have either a teaching qualification or have extensive training experience.

13.  Professional Training Environment

You will be trained in a comfortable professional training environment with access to a real hypnotherapy therapy room where you can practice your skills

14.  Three Qualifications for the Price of One

You will gain 3 highly respected qualifications – HPD, Dip (CAH) and PNLP in 10 months.

What Our Past Students Say

SJ of Glasgow on 25th January 2020

“This is a great course covering a wide range of topics, it also goes into a lot of detail. The set up is good as you learn theory in a classroom, and practice in a separate therapy room. There is a lot to learn and a lot to take in, but I felt supported throughout by both my course mates and my teacher Heather. Heather is good at breaking the course and deadlines into smaller chunks so that they feel more achievable and you don’t feel too overwhelmed by the workload.

The teaching environment is a relaxed and safe place where you are encouraged to ask questions and give input and ideas.
Heather will always come up with a comment or piece of information here or there which is not on the slides but which will really help you on your way to becoming an amazing therapist. These wee extras become invaluable.
She is always available to support and advise you if you feel you are struggling or falling behind.
Heather also has a very high standard, so when you finally get your qualification you know you are ready to begin your new career working with real clients and empowering people to change their lives”.

PM of Torphican on 24th December 2019

 “I have just completed my course with the UK Academy Scotland in Haypark business Centre Polmont, Falkirk. I cannot recommend this course highly enough for those people who want to be a hypnotherapist. The tutor Heather Hutchison is totally committed to her students and makes the learning experience enjoyable but at the same time she will help her students learn thoroughly and ensure she produces safe therapists. The course content is so interesting and the practice with fellow students helps you learn and grow together, ready for the next step of being a competent therapist. Thank you for an amazing journey Heather”.

JH of Aberdeen on 9th December 2019

Doing the Hypnotherapy course with the UK Academy  Scotland was amazing experience. Heather the teacher was amazing giving all of us amazing support and advice throughout the course. Whilst providing us with all the tools and skills to become successful hypnotherapists.  Having completed the course I feel not only ready to be able to help my clients but have a completely different, better view on life and that is down to the UK Academy and Heathers amazing work”!

TD of Irvine on 17th December 2018
I loved my experience with the UK Academy Scotland.  Heather not only taught me all about hypnotherapy, the course also included NLP, marketing, ethical practice, psychology and how to ensure the best outcomes for future clients.  All this and the course was well paced, supported by quality notes and handouts and included lots of practical exercises.  Heather herself was friendly, enthusiastic, committed and approachable.  I would recommend this course  to anyone thinking about becoming a hypnotherapist“.
ED of Elderslie on 17th December 2018

“I have just completed the UK Academy course in Clinical Advanced Hypnotherapy and found it to be an amazing course. It was challenging and thought provoking and allowed me to broaden my personal and professional horizons significantly. The small tutorial group setting, facilitated by Heather, provided the perfect support group for discussion and debate and ensured that we were constantly pushing ourselves, and each other. I would recommend this course to all interested parties. It’s not a easy ride, but it is worth it”.

AR of Glasgow on 16th December 2018

Training to be a clinical hypnotherapist was challenging. It is a lot of work and a huge time commitment and I genuinely could not have got through it without the support of my Principal Teacher, Heather Hutchison. She is so experienced and patient which means she can advise you on how to improve your skills. Heather also instills the importance of always taking an ethical approach to your therapeutic practice which I believe is the best foundation to being a good hypnotherapist. I appreciate all the support I have received this year and am so delighted to be embarking upon my new career thanks to the UK Academy Scotland“.

JG of Bathgate on 7th December 2018

I’ve just graduated with an HPD from the UK Academy, Scotland. It’s been hard work over the last ten months but its been an amazing learning journey. Heather, our tutor is a wealth of knowledge,a lovely person and most importantly a fantastic teacher. The UK Academy HPD is the only externally verified qualification in the UK so it is very credible.. I am looking forward to moving into practice safe in the knowledge that I will be supported by my supervisor. I am also bound to undertake 15 hours of professional learning every year. This means I won’t be resting on my laurels but will be constantly improving my skills. I can’t recommend UK Academy Scotland highly enough“.

SB of Stonehouse on 13th August 2018

“Fantastic Course.  Learned so much about myself and hypnotherapy.  Heather knows her stuff.  I now feel confident and skilled enough to embark on a new career in hypnotherapy and NLP.  A life changing experience.  Thank you Heather”.

DF of Ayr said on 13th July 2018

I have recently completed the ten month Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma with the UK Academy training school and can testify that if you are considering completing your HPD that you need look no further.  The course has a good mix of practical and theory, with the students learning how to practice hypnosis from day one.  The training content is well put together, and is carried out in a professional manner.  Marketing strategies for new hypnotherapists were taught as part of the course, and NLP is covered in the last two months of the course.  I would say that the UK Academies training course leaves their students well equipped to go on and have a successful career as a clinical hypnotherapist”.

SK of Aberdeen said on 2nd July 2018

“I am very happy with the course and am delighted that I have now achieved the qualification 

which will enable me to use hypnotherapy.  

The course is well structured and delivered to a very high standard.

I found all the subjects and content very interesting, engaging and all very

applicable to helping people as a qualified hypnotherapist.

I am looking forward to my career in hypnotherapy and believe I am equipped

with all the necessary skills and knowledge in order to be as successful as possible.

I would highly recommend the course to anyone interested in practicing hypnotherapy

– it’s a whole new, fascinating world. ” 

ST of Falkrik 0n 13th June 2018

“I have enjoyed the course very much and will miss our monthly learning sessions. I found the training, the pace, the approach and your relaxed style of training conducive to our learning. You are very professional, extremely knowledgeable and so practical in your approach. Every weekend was delivered in an organised and informative manner with practical exercises and with the demonstration of your experience and skills apparent. You certainly have set the benchmark for us all. I only hope that I become as good a hypnotherapist as you one day.

Thank you for all your input, delivery, support, student counselling and coaching. You are a natural trainer and supervision counsellor. I wish you continued success in your training academy as the standard you deliver is extremely high”.

SG of Falkirk on 8th May 2017

If you are looking to do a Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis then I would recommend the course run by the UK Academy Scotland. The course combines theory and plenty of opportunity to practice. Heather who runs a successful hypnotherapy practice uses her knowledge and experience to bring the course to life. She gives lots of great nuggets of information to give her students the knowledge, skills and confidence to practice hypnotherapy safely, ethically and successfully”.