Welcome to the
Alliance of Philosophical Counsellors
organisation for Hypnotherapists and Philosophical
Counsellors in the United Kingdom.
THIS WEBSITE IS UNDERGOING A COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION
You can still access a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist near you.
You can ACCESS the HPA. UK National Register to look up YOUR LOCAL HPA THERAPISTS anywhere in the UNITED KINGDOM.
Click “Find a UK Practitioner” to go to the HPA NATIONAL REGISTER then click (COUNTRY/COUNTY ) for HPA Therapists in your locality
PLEASE USE THE REGISTER TO FIND A THERAPIST NEAR YOU.
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The HPA is an independent professional
organisation for Hypnotherapists and Philosophical Counsellors in the
United Kingdom. The HPA is not linked to any group of Training Schools but
all our Members are formally trained by approved training establishments
throughout the UK. We represent the best interests of both the general
public and our Members alike. All our Members are formally trained to the
highest standards and maintain a strict Code of Conduct.
The Hypnotherapy Practitioners
Association and the Alliance of Philosophical Counsellors are proactive
organisations that give all ethical practicing hypnotherapists and
philosophical counsellors in the UK. a platform for expression in the
21st.century. The HPA extends the public awareness of the value of clinical
hypnosis and counselling in the wider issues of good health.
The Hypnotherapy Practitioners
Association is a Registered Research Charity & Members Organisation
which promotes its members interests whilst working together to secure a
respected place for Hypnotherapy and Philosophical Counselling within
medicine. In this regard we are unique.
Hypnotherapy is a distinct discipline
with its own methodology, philosophy and application. It is not part of
psychotherapy, although it is often used as a successful alternative.
Hypnotherapy should be used exclusively, or seen as the option for
treatment following psychoanalysis.
Providing a proven and researched track
record to such a powerful and beneficial healing force is therefore of
immense importance in medicine.
Recently the HPA has admitted the
Alliance of Philosophical Counsellors to its Membership so that the value
of counselling is fully appreciated working with hypnotherapy.
Philosophical Counselling is a skill
mostly drawn from life experience and Members are committed to assisting
clients to come to terms with, and sometimes solve their problems in a
practical and constructive way. This is essentially a ‘non-technical'
exercise and relies on some formal training plus a wealth of practical life
experiences vested in the Counsellor by virtue of their own life
experiences and knowledge.
Philosophical Counsellors are typically
in the 40+ age group, and are essentially, robust and independent
individuals, who are rich in Life Experience and have made Counselling a
satisfying vocation as part of their life work.
Our Members, are listed on our UK
Referrals Register of Therapists, by Country, County and Town. All have
been formally trained and have passed our own security screening. We offer
their services to you with confidence. Each therapists skill is marked:
Hypnotherapy (HYP) and Counselling (C), (Press the search button at the top
of this page)
For those who are not familiar with
these Therapies, we would like to assure you that there is nothing for you
to be apprehensive about. Therapy is not in any way an unpleasant
experience; some find that apart from the benefit of treatment in the long
term; therapy itself is extremely pleasant relaxing and uplifting in its
immediate effect. It is often a very effective method of dealing with
problems when all other treatments have failed. We would like those who are
in need of our services to make us the first port of call and not the last!
All therapists develop their own style
of application of therapy after training, but broadly treatment is divided
into fact taking, analysis and then application of remedial therapy. It is
all about influence, changing direction, changed attitudes. This allows the
therapist to input positive influence into the mind of the client during
treatment enabling the client to better deal with life problems from
resources within themselves. It creates new harmonies within the person.
Members all conform to our strict Code
of Ethics and Practice
CODE OF ETHICS & PRACTICE
- All members undertake to maintain the
following Code at all times.
- Provide treatment with a diligent duty of
- To always work within their knowledge,
competence and experience.
- Hold full Public and Professional liability
- Ensure that wherever a physical cause to a
patient's condition is either known or suspected that the patient is
encouraged to seek medical advice.
- To maintain strict confidentiality and the
security of written material during and following treatment.
- Obtain permission from the client before the
commencement of any audio or video recordings of any part of a
consultation are made.
- Refrain from using the position of trust and
confidence created, to exploit the patient emotionally, financially or
in any other way whatsoever. If any irregularity in the relationship
arises to immediately cease treatment and where appropriate refer the
patient to another therapist.
- To complete the course of treatment in every
case at the earliest possible opportunity consistent with good
- Take all reasonable steps to ensure the
safety and comfort of the patient and those accompanying them.
- Ensure consulting rooms and all other
facilities are appropriate for their use.
- Conduct themselves at all times in accord
with their status and do nothing that might bring Hypnotherapy,
Counselling, or the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association into
The Hypnotherapy Practitioners
Association is committed to the interests of the Therapist. We have our
Members best interests always in mind. The HPA will secure for you, the
working therapist, greater status and acceptance within government and the
We are accessible to all, call, write or
email for information or advice. We are promoting hypnotherapy and
presenting it to the general public in a way that has not been done before.
All that we do at the HPA will reflect directly in increased knowledge and
understanding amongst the general public and result in more use of
Hypnotherapy and Counselling generally, resulting in extra business in your
We have already achieved:
1. A substantial and growing membership.
2. Established the HPA website with a UK
Referral Register with link facilities to Members websites, or we can build
a webpage or site for you, built to specification FREE, and hosted for you
at reasonable cost.
4. We maintain strong PR. contact with
newspapers and television etc. providing information about hypnotherapy and
counselling and enabling contact with our Members who often take part in
programmes or produce specialised features for newspapers and journals.
5. Secured preferential Insurance
premiums for working treatment cover and public liability.
John Dove. Chairman
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