A History Of The Association
It started many years ago.
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP Ltd) was founded in 1999 by Terence Watts and his wife Julie, and later joined by its sister register, the National Register for Psychotherapists and Counsellors (NRPC).
Terence has always been an inspirational therapist and teacher, working tirelessly in the field of therapy. He has published many books, trainings, and concepts, always making strides in advanced neuroscience.
During their 22-year stewardship, Terence and Julie worked continually to enhance standards of the hypnotherapy profession, they also set the benchmark for hypnotherapy training standards very high.
During his Chairmanship of the APHP and whilst being Director of the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations, (UKCHO) Terence helped drive the recognition of hypnotherapy and its listing on the government backed Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council register. The definitions used by the CNHC came from the work Terence and UKCHO did collectively.
The APHP remains a verifying organisation for the CNHC.
Under Terence and Julies stewardship the APHP became internationally recognised for very high standards of excellence and today we have members from all over the world. The ethos of the organisation has always been inclusive and non-political, and this is still the case.
New Management, same gold standard.
In 2021, Georgina McKinnon took the helm of the APHP and the NRPC and became Chairwoman. (She is now also chair of UKCHO)
Georgina invited Emma Evans to become Co-Director, and together they work hard to ensure that the original ethos of The Association absolutely remains.
Our standards are designed to advance the hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, and counselling professions and to serve the public in terms of setting a benchmark for good practice among our members.
As well as individual membership, we also have listed several schools who we vet and check for first class standards in hypnotherapy training.
Like our predecessors Terence and Julie Watts, we are dedicated to fulfilling the interest of APHP & NRPC members by facilitating trust, connection, communication, and learning.
All of this means that membership of the APHP carries recognition, a premium in terms of exclusivity and of credibility and professional excellence.
If you would like to join the APHP please see the Join APHP page