Aims and objectives

The mission of the UK Academy is to advance the professional practice of the therapeutic arts and sciences through the provision of high quality courses and excellence in the support of our students, members and associates while recognising that the needs of the public who receive the therapeutic services are paramount.

The UK Academy not only trains therapists, but also publishes books on relevant subjects.


In 2006, the Academy amalgamated the Washington School of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis (WSCAH). This had been founded in 1996 and so we have a history of training hypnotherapists over more than a decade. Shaun Brookhouse is the Principal of the School.


Our trainings are about empowerment, both on an individual and professional level. Our aim is your achievement.

The UK Academy is actively involved in the hypnotherapy profession on both a National and International level. We currently support efforts into the standardisation of hypnotherapy training standards and professional ethics and practice. Shaun Brookhouse (as well as UK Academy Vice Principal, Fiona Biddle), was involved in the drafting of the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy in 2002.

The UK Academy is staffed by either qualified educators or those actively working towards these credentials. Additionally, all have taken the National Guild of Hypnotist Certified Instructor qualification. We are the only school, as far as we are aware, committed to having our programmes delivered by qualified teachers as well as qualified clinicians.

UK Academy is accredited by many prestigious organisations like

  • The National Council for Hypnotherapy (UK)
  • The National Guild of Hypnotists (USA)

In 2000, UK Academy incorporated the Core Curricula of the National Guild of Hypnotists into our internationally recognised Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis. We are also recognised for the Nationally Accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma through the National Council for Hypnotherapy.

We have an experienced and dedicated group of hypnotherapists and trainers. Each trainer strives to create a supportive and challenging classroom atmosphere to encourage students to participate. Where the UK Academy differs from other hypnotherapy schools, is that all of our trainers are full time Clinical Hypnotherapists, as well as trainers, we believe that a trainer should have real world experience in hypnotherapy before being able to teach it to others.


We offer:

  • practitioner training in hypnotherapy
  • practitioner training in professional coaching and hypnotic coaching
  • continuing professional development courses for practising hypnotherapists