The British Institute of Clinical and Cognitive Hypnosis is an independently regulated body that aims to promote standards and help to ensure practitioners and methods of practice are ethical, honest and reputable.
The purpose of the institute is two-fold. One, to offer clinical and cognitive hypnotherapists a seal of quality and honesty in the treatments they offer, and two, to provide the public with a means of checking for genuine, experienced and ethical hypnotherapists, giving them peace of mind when investigating possible treatment.
Clinical and cognitive hypnotherapists can join the institute as one of the following:
Associate Member – Student level, studying at a recognised training institute.
Full Member – Qualified level, a clinical hypnotherapist with a pass at diploma level in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Practitioner – A full member who also has a pass at diploma level in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.
Honorary Member –
Honorary memberships are awarded to practitioners who have made an outstanding contribution to the institute or to clinical and cognitive hypnotherapy in general. The executive committee of BICCH can award two honorary memberships per year.