Advanced Therapy Partnership



              Here is a brief guide to our qualifications.
                       ADHP(NC) – Is the Advanced Diploma in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy of the National College of Hypnosis 
and Psychotherapy in the UK.

In order to achieve this award, the holder must have passed through the grades of  Certificate and Diploma of the College, and have either been registered

and in practice for at least five years, or have completed one of the college’s advanced level qualifications, such as the Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and thave presented a acceptable theoretical dissertation. . 


DEHP(NC) – This the Diploma in Ericksonian Hypno-Psychotherapy of the National College.   Ericksonian therapy is a specialised approach based 
on the work of Milton Erickson,  one of the best known American therapists.  You can find out more about Milton Erickson by 
clicking on the “Interesting Links “ section of our home page. 

UKCP Registration – The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy is the lead organisation for psychotherapists in the United Kingdom. 
In order to achieve registration in the Hypno-psychotherapy Section, applicants must  hold the Diploma in Hypno-psychotherapy 
(or equivalent), have been in practice for five years, and have completed the UKCP’s study and qualification requirements
in the areas of Professional Ethics, Counselling Skills, Psychopathology, Human Sexuality and Psychology, and Psychological Research in Practice. 
ECP – the European Certificate in Psychotherapy is a Europe-wide qualification in Psychotherapy.  
In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements: 
Length and content of psychotherapy training for the ECP:

The total duration of the training will not be less than 3200 hours, spread over a minimum of seven years,
with the first three years being the equivalent of a university degree. The later four years of which must be in a training specific to psychotherapy.
The training meets the EAP's criteria for basic professional training, and includes the following elements:

Personal Psychotherapeutic Experience, or equivalent. This should be taken to include training analysis, self-experience,
and other methods involving elements of self-reflection, therapy, and personal experience (not less than 250 hours). 
No single term is agreed by all psychotherapy methods. Any training shall include arrangements to ensure that the trainees can identify 
and appropriately manage their involvement in and contributions to the processes of the psychotherapies
that they practice in accordance with their specific methods.

Theoretical Study

There will be a general part of university or professional training and a part which is specific to psychotherapy.
University or professional courses leading to a first University degree or its equivalent professional qualification in subjects
relevant to psychotherapy may be allowed as a part of, or the whole of, the general part of psychotherapy theory, 
but cannot contribute towards the 4 years of specific psychotherapy training. Theoretical study during the 4 years of training specific
to psychotherapy should include the following elements:
  • Theories of human development throughout the life-cycle
  • An understanding of other psychotherapeutic approaches
  • A theory of change
  • An understanding of social and cultural issues in relation to psychotherapy
  • Theories of psychopathology
  • Theories of assessment and intervention
Practical Training

This will include sufficient practice under continuous supervision appropriate to the psychotherapeutic modality and will be at least two years in duration.
Placement in a mental health setting, or equivalent professional experience.
The placement must provide adequate experience of psycho-social crisis and of collaboration with other specialists in the mental health field.

Supervision, training and, where applicable, personal psychotherapy should be provided by practitioners whose training meets the criteria of the ECP.
Advanced trainings for trainers and supervisors are not covered by these criteria, but will be required .