A Portsmouth based hypnotherapist has become one of the first in the country to achieve a new national standard of excellence for his therapy. Chris Russell has been registered by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary healthcare.
This recognition places him at the forefront of a national drive to provide a benchmark for standards and safety for the public. Practitioners registered with the CNHC meet national occupational standards and abide by a rigorous code of conduct, performance and ethics.
Chris said “Achieving registration is not only great news for me and my clients, but a vital step for hypnotherapy. The most popular uses for hypnotherapy are around stress and anxiety disorders, weight control and addictive behaviours such as smoking and alcohol abuse.”
Hypnotherapy is one of the 12 disciplines now recognised by the CNHC. Members of the public can search the CNHC register to find practitioners in their local area. More than 40,000 searches were carried out last year.
By providing a verification of standards, the CNHC allows GPs, hospitals, private healthcare providers and insurance companies to refer patients to hypnotherapy practitioners or to make hypnotherapy more readily available in health centres, clinics, doctors’ surgeries and hospitals.
For further information, please contact Chris Russell at the Manor Consultancy in Drayton.