International Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling

The Essex Institute

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All Advanced Diploma modules can be taken independently as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Education Unit (CEU) modules. They are open to those with relevant background experience &/or qualifications for professional &/or personal development.

For further details contact the Course Leader Dr Leila Edwards:

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This course is open to therapists who have already completed their training, whether with us or another reputable training provider, and achieved a recognised qualification in Hypnotherapy. The skills you will have gained from the International Diploma course are certainly enough to enable you to establish a successful practice but this advanced course takes you to a higher level of achievement.

The Advanced Diploma allows you to extend your skills and versatility. Completing this course means that you will have advanced skills in understanding and client-handling, along with the ability to work without conscious hypnosis when necessary – essential when dealing with certain types of personality. Not only that, but you will also have a huge variety of techniques to hand, ensuring that you always have the right ‘tool for the job’. You will truly be an expert with specialist knowledge.

The Advanced Diploma follows on from the International Diploma Course. Before commencing, it is necessary to have completed the first year course with us, or with another approved training provider, and to join the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (APHP) as a pre-approved Licentiate Member. 

N.B. It is possible to attend the Advanced Diploma with us, even if you did not train with us, as long as you already have obtained a qualification (DHP., CHt. or similar) in clinical hypnosis or hypnotherapy from a reputable accredited school via a classroom-based course. The Course Leader will require evidence of your previous qualification, curriculum covered, and hours of study completed to assess your suitability.

The Advanced Diploma training comprises a series of modules, some of which may be open to other suitably qualified and/or experienced therapists, counsellors, mental health professionals or medical practitioners. The modules usually last for a weekend comprising two full-days, held once a month. Most modules incorporate a half-day Professional Supervision Programme (PSP) into the weekend. The Advanced Diploma provides a total of 20 days specialist professional development.

Some of the Modules give you the opportunity to obtain additional qualifications. For example, in previous Advanced Diploma courses, students have obtained a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and some have also gained qualifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), along with the Advanced Diploma. 

On successful completion you will receive your ‘International Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy’ and be able to immediately fast-track an upgrade of your professional association membership to Full Member status (which normally takes at least two years). 


Independent modules of the Advanced Diploma

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma & the Psychology of Depression, Grieving & Loss

Assertiveness & Communication Skills

Active Hypnobirthing & Advanced Pain Management

Advanced Breathing Therapy & Primal Trauma Release 

Satir Family therapy

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