Castle Street Hypnotherapy Lecturer awarded Advanced Diploma


Castle Street Hypnotherapy Lecturer Deborah Pearce has been awarded the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD) by the prestigious Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training Centre (CPHT).


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, practitioners need to have at least 3 years’ experience after gaining their Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), itself a highly regarded qualification within the profession. They also need to attend post-qualification CPD training courses on subjects as diverse as Hypnotherapy for Childbirth, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Obesity, Psychoneuroimmunology and a range of other related topics.


As well as meeting these criteria, Deborah also participated in the Clifton Practice Research Programme, gathering evidence of clients' progress via specially written software.


Deborah explains, “In addition to the ongoing training and the practical experience of helping hundreds of clients over the years since I first qualified, I also prepared a comprehensive portfolio of written evidence for evaluation by external assessors. 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”.


Deborah qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist in 2008 and since then has built a thriving practice.  She co-founded the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and is a qualified supervisor.


In 2015 Deborah became a lecturer for CPHT and established the Guildford CPHT satellite school with fellow hypnotherapist, Sharon Dyke. Together they deliver a 10-month (1 weekend a month) Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma course here at the Castle Street Clinic.


Further details of CPHT’s training can be found at:, or ring 01483 338960 or 07939 840788


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