The Hypnotherapy Council of Australia
The Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA) is the national peak body for Clinical Hypnotherapy in Australia. The HCA provides a cohesive identity for the diversity of hypnotherapy methodologies and promotes their professional and ethical practice for the benefit of the community.
The Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA) is committed to unifying the Hypnotherapy Profession with a foundation of strong ethical principles, and an emphasis on effective practice offering real assistance to those members of the public who seek our help. HCA recognises Australian incorporated associations and educational organisations that meet our criteria for membership, including standards of ethics and training. Look for the HCA logo on the organisation websites.
To join an HCA Association, a practicing hypnotherapist must meet standards of Ethical conduct, meet or exceed minimum standards of training, and have ongoing education and supervision each year, and keep current First Aid and Professional Indemnity Insurance. Many associations can provide access to provider numbers from private health insurance companies who provide such rebates for hypnotherapy.
Does your hypnotherapist meet these standards? Do they have HCA Member Association or ANHR logos on their practitioner websites?
It is a requirement of membership of HCA that the graduates of HCA Member Educational Organisations meet or exceed the national minimum standard of training, and must be eligible to join a HCA recognised association. This ensures professional standards are met for a practitioner to enter the profession.