CPHT Surrey Hypnotherapy Training

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Training in Surrey for Future and Practising Hypnotherapists

Our next Surrey HPD course SU11 starts:
17/18 February 2022

Holly Stone and Brian Noon, Senior Lecturers for CPHT Surrey
Holly Stone and Brian Noon, Senior Lecturers for CPHT Surrey

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 Surrey, providing hypnotherapy training in Guildford, Surrey, is run by Senior Lecturers Holly Stone and Brian Noon.

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.


Fantastic Course
This course was one of the best investments I have ever made. The knowledge and system of therapy that you learn will make you a confident and effective practitioner. The teachers are passionate and deadicated to your development. But the best part is that you are always laughing and having fun as you learn. I have met some incredible people and I now have the skills to help my clients take contol of their mental health. I can not recommend this course enough!
James Banfield

Life changing
I would highly recommend the Clifton Practice hypnotherapy practitioner Diploma to everyone wanting a 5 star level of hypnotherapy training. One of the appeals of the course, which set it apart from other hypnotherapy courses is that we started to work with 5-10 clients a week after the first weekend of the course, which means by the end of the 10 month course, we were fully fledged hypnotherapy practitioners, with a whole year of practise behind us. I am so pleased that I chose an innovative, solution focused approach to hypnotherapy, by choosing this course. It is such a positive, effective way of working with clients and within a few months of the course I was witnessing the transformative, life changing effects of Solution focused hypnotherapy on my clients. An added bonus of the course is that I met the most wonderful bunch of fellow students, . I have done so many other courses in the past but never come across such a supportive, ,encouraging and inspirational team of students and tutors. I chose this course as it looked like the best one local to me, although I would have travelled from the other end of the UK to do this wonderful HPD.
Natalie Delahaye

First class professional qualification
I qualified almost 2 years ago. From day one I felt confident that I could help others and now have a successful practice that satisfies my expectations. I credit the course and ongoing support for teaching me the practical skills that I use daily in helping my clients. I would recommend the course most highly.
Holly Stone

Practical and fun!
I thoroughly enjoyed my training with CPHT. I was quite sad when it came to the end as it was so interesting and so much fun! It gave me a good foundation to build on and I felt ready to set up my practice as soon as I qualified. I’m very pleased I did the course.
Hannah Schellander

I highly recommend this training school
The course was delivered in a fun and professional manner with plenty of support. For me, this training has been a pathway to a completely different career. After completing the training I came away with all the necessary knowledge and confidence that I needed to start my own therapy practice.
Paul Hutchence

Great confidence building course with plenty of practical experience
The HPD really consolidated the work and experience gained in the DSFH. I came out of the course feeling like a bona fide therapist and not just someone with a piece of paper to wave around! The course tutors offered great insight into what being a successful therapist is all about, and gave me confidence to put my theoretical knowledge into practice.
Geraldine Joaquim