The NSP is a not-for-profit organisation, which means that every penny of members’ subscriptions is used for the benefit of all. There are no stakeholders with greater voting rights or shareholders to pay.
The NSP actively participates in the voluntary self-regulation process mandated by Government, which means members have a voice and say in the future of our profession.
We offer four levels of membership, depending on your circumstances.
Full membership of the NSP is available to suitably qualified hypnotherapists and entitles you to all the benefits of being a member of the NSP, including:
A listing in our on-line Therapist Finder
Subscription to The Hypnotherapy Journal
Preferential Insurance rates
Participation in NSP national events (e.g. Stop Smoking Day)
Permission to use our name, logo and the letters of your assigned membership grade
Member rates for CPD, and the NSP Annual Conference
Support and protection for you and your practice
Full Voting rights within the NSP
When you apply to become a full member of the NSP, we ask you to show us that you have the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a competent, ethical and caring professional therapist.
All joining Full Members are therefore required to evidence their qualifications and skills to a level which is equivalent to the NSP national standard.
Your options are:
By submission of a written portfolio using an NSP assessor, which on completion merits a qualifying award.
By demonstrating current registration with the CNHC or one membership of one of the Professional Associations recognised by the CNHC, and providing details of your training and additional information as requested.
Unsure which route is right for you?
Contact the Training and Accreditation Officer for further information or apply now for free and we’ll discuss the most appropriate route for you to take.
Currently there is no joining fee for students and full membership, providing your training is at least the equivalent to the SCCP Psychotherapy Diploma syllabus. We highly recommend the SCCP Psychotherapy Diploma or the equivalent route to membership.
To APPLY FOR full membership, please register on-line here.
If you are a student member of the SCCP or recognised training school wishing to upgrade, please see these instructions.
Student membership of the NSP is available to students currently enrolled in an accredited training program.
Student membership is free for 12 months, providing the student is training within an accredit program, after which you will need to upgrade to Full Membership.
Being a student does not allow the use of the NSPsy name, logo or any membership grade letters.
Students are enrolled automatically by their NSPsy Accredited Schools.
Please contact your school if you have not been registered as a Student Member of the NSPsy.
Associate membership of the NSPsy is available to anyone with an interest in therapy.
The only exception would be anyone who has been previously expelled from the NSPsy or who is deemed by the executive committee to be likely to bring the NSPsy into disrepute.
Being an associate entitles you to the following benefits:
Member rates for the NSP Annual Conference, yet to be arranged,
Associate membership is £30 per year.
Being an Associate does not imply endorsement, confer voting rights, nor allow the use of the NSPsy name, logo or any membership grade letters.
To become an Associate of the NSPsy, please register on-line.
Therapists operating outside of the UK can join as International Members by providing proof of your professional qualifications AND meeting these requirements:
Show evidence of membership to a professional body in your home country, complete with copies of their:
code of ethics
International Membership entitles you to the following benefits:
A listing on our website
Subscription to The NSP Journal, yet to be arranged.
Permission to use our name, logo and the letters MNSPsy (Int.)
Member rates for the NSP Annual Conference, yet to be arranged.
International Membership will eventually be £70 per year, yet to be arranged. International Membership does not confer voting rights, nor does the NSPsy provide public protection or support.
If you meet the criteria for International Membership, please FIRST register on-line, THEN complete and return proof of qualification.
All members (except Associates) must also:
Provide two references*
Show a commitment to on-going professional development (CPD)
Give details of an established system of peer-support or supervision (NB supervision with an appropriately qualified supervisor is a requirement.).
Undertake to adhere to the Code of Ethics and Practising Agreement
Undertake to remain fully and appropriately insured throughout their membership of the NSP.
Be prepared to discuss their application with a member nominated by the committee.
Give details of any disciplinary action that has been taken against them.
Accept that the committee’s decision is final
*Students and Full members only. Student referees must include one course tutor.