The Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Inc. (AACHP) was founded in 1998 and is Incorporated in Victoria. Many of its members are from Victoria, however, membership is open to all clinical hypnotherapists in Australia who meet the requirements of membership of the AACHP.

The AACHP is a member association of the national peak body for hypnotherapy in Australia, the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA) and practising members of the AACHP meet the nationally agreed minimum standards as prescribed by the HCA. Practising membership of the AACHP is available to applicants who:

  •     meet the minimum standards of clinical hypnotherapy education as prescribed
  •     submit a Police Check
  •     have current Professional Indemnity Insurance
  •     have a current Level 2 First Aid qualification
  •     abide by the AACHP Code of Conduct
  •     complete ongoing Continuing Professional Education and Supervision requirements

Associate membership of the AACHP is a non-practising level of membership and is available to applicants who are:

  •     engaged in the study of clinical hypnotherapy
  •     non-practising clinical hypnotherapists
  •     psychotherapists with an interest in clinical hypnotherapy

Mission Statement

The Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Inc is a not-for-profit professional organisation whose mission is:

  • to promote and represent Clinical Hypnotherapy as a compassionate, safe and beneficial mode of therapy
  • to provide members with high standards of conduct and best practice 
  • to offer members continuing professional development in the therapeutic and ethical use of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy


AACHP is a Member Association of the HCA

Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA), which is the national peak body for clinical hypnotherapy in Australia. As a member association of the HCA, the AACHP is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of clinical hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in Australia. 

It works to provide support, education, and advocacy for its members, as well as promote the benefits of hypnotherapy to the wider public. Membership in the AACHP is open to qualified and practicing hypnotherapists and psychotherapists who meet the association's requirements for training and education.