CPHT Kent Hypnotherapy Training

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Training in Kent for Future and Practising Hypnotherapists

Our next Kent HPD course KT7 starts:
15th/16th October 2022

Are you thinking of a new career in Hypnotherapy? Your Clinical Hypnotherapy training in Kent starts here.

Gary Johannes, Senior Lecturer CPHT Essex
Gary Johannes, Senior Lecturer for CPHT Kent

Nationally Accredited, Diploma Level, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Training in Kent. For Future and Practising Hypnotherapists who want to be at the forefront of the hypnotherapy profession in the UK.

Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) is a nationwide hypnotherapy training body providing a Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD) Course for the modern hypnotherapist. The Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD) Course is a lively, rigorous and practical 10 month training designed to enable you to go successfully, confidently and competently into private practice. CPHT delivers a real return on your investment and specialises in producing highly effective practitioners who thrive.

The Chairman and Founder of CPHT is David Newton, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. CPHT Kent, providing hypnotherapy training in Kent, is run by Senior Lecturers Gary Johannes and Ali Hollands.

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.


This course will change your life is a positive and focused way
This course changed my life because I am now a practising hypnotherapist. Gary is excellent as a lecturer, both with his knowledge, advice and ability in a supervisory role. The course is structured so you are fully able to understand all aspects of solution focused hypnotherapy, including phobias, weight or pain management and especially dealing with anxiety, stress and depression. The part I especially liked was having to see a variety of clients from the very beginning because this is the only way you feel competent to practise once have qualified. Cases were discussed in a confidential manner and it gave a deeper understanding to talk about them with your peers on the course. The end result of doing the CPHT course is the ability to change other people’s lives in such a positive way and this in turn helps your own personal attitude towards life.
Carmen Wilson

Highly recommended
As an experienced counsellor and life coach, I was looking for something to complete my toolkit and enhance my clients’ experience and – wow – this course has certainly done that. From the moment I met Gary and discovered how the brain works, my practice started to evolve and improve to the level it is today. I can’t recommend this course highly enough. It has transformed my career, I have never seen clients recover so quickly before.
Julie Larrington

Changed my life!
Fantastic course. Supportive and welcoming. Not only did I end up with a new adventure and my own business, I also made some super friends along the way. Don’t just think about applying, do it!
Nicole Woodcock

Train with a successful hypnotherapist
A well thought out, up to date course that gave the grounding to launch successfully into the exciting world of being a hypnotherapist. Gary’s delivery and real life explanations and examples were easy to understand and his extensive experience as a successful practitioner, not just someone who knows how to do hypnotherapy, really made the idea of going into practice seem real.

Professional, practical and supportive training
I absolutely loved my training with CPHT. It was great to re-immerse myself in learning something new, and making new friends and colleagues while on the course. The course itself was practical & hands on from the very beginning, encouraging us all to hone our newly learned skills with the full support of the course staff, Gary & Caroline. As a pharmacist, I asked a lot of questions, and was always satisfied with the level of knowledge and experience they both offered. I would highly recommend the course for both retraining and personal development & I am beyond thrilled at the results I have achieved for my clients while training and since qualifying.
Claire Noyelle

Want to train to become an Hypnotherapist? Look no further! CPHT is everything & so much more
CPHT definitely is the gold standard in hypnotherapy training – this course is comprehensive & practical but at the same time a lot of fun – from day one you start to apply those skills taught at each weekend, enabling you to grow in confident and giving you that vital experience early on to becoming one of the best professional Solution Focused Hypnotherapist out there. There is no doubt the course delivery is both first class with relevant up-to-date material. The course has been life changing for me in so many way and has enabled me to forge a new career path and build a new business along the way. It have gain not only a qualification and a career I have also made some lasting friendship in the 10 months. I’m excited for the future and in applying my knowledge into what I have learnt in helping others change their lives to. With CPHT once you become qualified the support and guidance doesn’t stop, it still continues. Once CPHT, always CPHT.
Jo Fillmore

Life changing course
This course has changed my life. It’s been an amazing 10 months of learning, gaining experience and confidence to become a solution focused hypnotherapist. Anyone considering this course should just do it. Gary is an amazing lecturer who will support you along this journey. There’s nothing to lose, but everything to gain. Highly recommend!
Sally Asplin

Great Course
Met my expectations as a powerful and fast working form of hypnotherapy. Great teaching with lots of anecdotes and humour to keep me engaged.
Emma Tranmer

I really enjoyed the course. The learning was fun and Gary had great knowledge and patience with the students. I was really proud of myself when I received my Diploma so I can recommend this course.
Jason Greeves

Life Shifter Course!
How did I know than when I chose the Clifton Practice to attend my course, it would change my life so significantly! The course itself is thorough, educational, current & hands on. It is delivered by a great & fun tutor, Gary, who has the amazing ability to help you look deeper to recognise your strengths so to become the best version of yourself. You also meet likeminded people who end up as fantastic friends. So if you want a fulfilling career in a profession which will give you the possibility to change people’s lives in such a positive manner with such excellent results, than this course is for you!
Adina Bent

Informative, educational and thorough
This course was informative, educational and thorough. I’ve learnt a whole new skill set from scratch. I’ve set up a business which I really didn’t think I would have the confidence to do and I made some great friends along the way. If you think you can’t, well think again.
Ali Tomlinson

Highly Recommend!
A very friendly and informative course that has allowed me to connect with others and aid me on my way to becoming a professional hypnotherapist. The course is set out in an easy to follow format yet at the same time it challenges you to become the best you can be. The course was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this field.
Mark Griffin

SFH has been life changing for my clients and for me
Since taking the course I have managed to help quite a number of people with issues ranging from anxiety, phobias and confidence. I must admit I am surprised at times at just how effective SFH really is and the difference it has made to a good number of my clients.
Tony Hewitt