I am a formally trained Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, and am a Member of the National Hypnotherapy and National Counselling Societies (retired).
Both the National Hypnotherapy Society (HS) and National Counselling Society (NCS) are regulated by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) and hold Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) status. These societies ensure that member therapists work to high standards and are there to help protect you. You can watch a short video by the PSA explaining how the Accredited Register is designed to protect you, and give you wider access to treatment here.
The Accredited Register program was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public.
Any professional member of the above societies will also be bound by their strict Code of Ethics and their Rules and Conditions. This helps to ensure your continued safety and your ethical treatment. Members of these societies have to be committed to continued professional and personal development, and to having appropriate and professional supervision, as well as insurance etc.
If you have any questions about either society please click on the hyperlinks above to go to the society’s website.
David Lambert Dip Hyp CS, Dip PC, Ad Dip PC (Dist) – MHS, MNCS