Professional Practice in Hypnotherapy
Have you ever wondered why hypnotherapists, or for that matter most talking therapists in the UK tend to work in isolation as sole practitioners. When I was a young practitioner, I always imagined that I would become part of a large national practice of hypnotherapists in a similar structure to a national law firm or other such professional network. As time went on, it became more and more clear that this was not going to transpire without my help. So in 2003, with my friend and business partner Fiona Biddle, we established the Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Group. In the early days it was made up of my practice in Manchester, Fiona’s in Loughborough, and our joint practice in London. It wasn’t what I had in mind, but it was a step.
Fast forward to 2015, the Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Group now has practices in the following locations:Â Manchester, Loughborough (Leicestershire), London, Essex, Salisbury, York, Liverpool, King’s Lynn (Norfolk), Cirencester, Bolton, Wrexham, Hinckley, Huddersfield, Romsey and CreweÂ these practices are staffed by practitioners who I have either trained through the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy or the UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences. Those who weren’t trained by these bodies, have been validated by me that they have the qualifications necessary to practise under the Brookhouse Hypnotherapy brand.
This might sound very commercial, but it has always been my belief that professionalising hypnotherapy is a good thing for the profession and the public alike. In the loneliness of practice, having colleagues who you can consult regularly, is a very inviting and helpful thing indeed. I normally would not use my blog for a plug, but I am very proud of the people I work with and who align themselves with the Brookhouse Hypnotherapy brand. If you are a practitioner reading this post and you are interested, visit the website www.hypnotherapy.org.uk or send a CV to email@example.com