It is important for anyone considering hypnotherapy that you check your practitioner has undergone thorough training and is accredited with the relevant governing body accreditations. It is also wise to check that they are listed on the public register. The National Council for Hypnotherapy has a register of hypnotherapists in the UK and maintains a common code of ethics and practice and its members are expected to achieve very high standards in training.
Almost all hypnotherapists are independent and private and hypnotherapy on the NHS is very rare, however you may find some doctor’s practise it or your GP may have a list of reputable private hypnotherapists in the area that they can recommend to you.
Hypnotherapy is usually on a one-to-one basis but can also take place within a group. Before your first appointment, think about what you want to achieve with hypnotherapy and make a list of the problems that you hope to overcome. Check with your local practitioner for appointment times and locations.