CPHT Leeds Hypnotherapy Training

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Training in Leeds for Future and Practising Hypnotherapists

Our next Leeds HPD course LS8 starts:
5th/6th March 2022

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Jenny & Caron, The CPHT Leeds Senior Lecturers

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 Leeds, providing hypnotherapy training in Leeds, is run by Senior Lecturers Jenny Mellenchip & Caron Iley.

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


The best course I have ever taken
I chose this course above all the others because it carried a level 4 qualification and substantial accreditation routes. I did not realise how thorough the training was. Anyone can attend this course and at the end be confident in working with real clients confidently and professionally. The support from tutors was immediate and professional. The course content is extremely thorough and educational. I learnt so much about myself and how to always ensure your client gets the best service available. I am definitely going to apply for the advanced level 5 course, I cant wait to see what other knowledge I can add to my therapeutic toolkit.
Karen Mitchell

Changing minds and lives with CPHT training
Having spent the last 10 months studying with CPHT for the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, I highly recommend the course and the extremely knowledgeable tutors, Cathy Eland and Jenny Mellenchip. The support and guidance throughout was of the highest standard of content and professionalism. I found the whole experience personally empowering and uplifting. The rewards of being able to change minds and therefore lives is magnificent (including my own) and I thank CPHT for the opportunity. I go into my new career equipped and confident.
Jennifer Reed

I loved every minute of it!
If you are thinking of doing this course do not hesitate. Cathy and Jenny are great tutors who support you every step of the way. The content is fascinating and I loved learning all about how the mind works. Not only that but we were guided into how to set up our business ensuring that we are work ready as soon as we qualified. I am so proud to have studied with CPHT and truly believe it is the gold standard in hypnotherapy training and I’ve made some great friends along the way – what a bonus!
Gin Lalli

Cathy and Jenny were first class tutors from start to finish. They were consistently inspirational within their attitude and delivery of seminars. First class programme of study.
Jonathan Elliott

Want to be a clinical hypnotherapist? Then read this review!
I have just completed ten months of study with CPHT on their clinical hypnotherapy course. If you are looking for a professional, informative, educational and supportive course then look no further than this course. Jenny and Cathy have looked after us and offered endless support throughout the ten months. The learning materials, speakers, skills practice, methods and tools were excellent along with a perfect venue at Leeds Trinity University. I am now equipped with everything I need to be a successful clinical hypnotherapist – thank you.

Experiential learning at its best!
Tutors with an enthusiasm for their subject which encourages you to be better. Able to offer a wealth of experience and practising knowledge to consolidate the classroom learning and the practical learning of their students.

Positive experience
I have thoroughly enjoyed the hypnotherapy course. It has been a very positive experience for me. Cathy and Jenny made learning easy, fun and effective.
Chris Hughes

Five Stars!
An interesting course, practical from the start, well taught; I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the CPHT Leeds HPD course to others.
David Bridle

Professional and entertaining
I really enjoyed the course. Not only did it enable me to qualify as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, it also enabled me to cope with my own stressful issues including the loss of my mum. Jenny and Cathy were knowledgeable, professional and entertaining. Thank you both.

Excellent tutors
Cathy and Jenny are fantastic tutors. They were readily available between sessions for any extra questions or queries, and I feel that my understanding of the topics covered is excellent thanks to their teaching. They are very personable, make the sessions interesting with lots of examples from real life practice thrown in, and really care about their students’ development. I left the course feeling like a competent and confident hypnotherapist. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Victoria Hoppen

Fantastic course!
A fantastic course, with great, inspiring tutors / mentors!
Mali Odriscoll

Highly recommended
I am so pleased that I chose to train with the Clifton Practice in Leeds. The course is very thorough and is delivered by Jenny and Cathy who themselves are practising hypnotherapists. Whenever I have had any concerns or queries about clients I have been practising on both Cathy and Jenny have taken the time to listen and given advice that has resolved the situations. I would highly recommend the training provided by the Clifton Practice.
Jayne Bell

Life enhancing skills
A wonderful course taught in a professional but relaxed style. Life changing for many and beneficial to enhance other professions and skills. Cathy and Jenny are professional but made learning fun whilst offering continuous support. This course differs from others as it incorporates several hours of practice and practical skills. I highly recommend this training.
Mandy Chadwick

A powerful learning experience
The course was a useful blend of theory and practice, I valued the opportunity to try out different approaches and to receive direct feedback. The tutors skilfully generated a supportive atmosphere within the group which aided learning for everyone.
Graeme Pyle