I am really delighted to announce that I have been awarded the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD) by Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT). Yippeeeee!
The AHD has been accredited by the NCFE as having measurable learning outcomes that have been benchmarked at level 5 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Accreditation Framework). It is at an equivalent level to a Foundation Degree.
To qualify I have attended a number of CPD courses over the years on subjects as diverse as:
Hypnotherapy for Childbirth
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Working with Children
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Another prerequisite was tracking clients' progress through therapy sessions using specially written software. I first used an early version of the software several years ago and now use the up to date version, which provides useful reports on my results compared to the industry average (all client data is anonymised of course).
More recently I have been kept mighty busy preparing written evidence of my experience and learning from the CPD courses. I was pleased to hand in my completed portfolio to CPHT Bristol for verification by external assessors, and was delighted when I heard that I have passed.
It was hard work, but like anything worth doing, was immensely satisfying. I am delighted that I can now put the letters ‘AHD’ after my name.