Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy

AACHP  Inc. (A0036986V) is a Member Association of the HCA which is the National Peak Body for Clinical Hypnotherapy in Australia. All AACHP hypnotherapists meet the nationally agreed standards prescribed by the HCA. 

Find a Practitioner

The practitioners listed have met the criteria for current practising membership of the AACHP and are either CM (a Certified Member) or PCM (a Professional Clinical Member).  

Welcome to the Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Inc. The AACHP is a Member Association of the National Peak Body for Clinical Hypnotherapy in Australia, The Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA).

Clinical Members of the AACHP

Professional Clinical Members of the AACHP are recognised Hypnotherapy providers with: 

  • Medibank Private
  • CBHS
  • Australian Unity
  • Phoenix Health Fund
  • Westfund Ltd
  • Teachers Health
  • Navy Health
  • Healthcare Insurance Ltd
  • Grand United Health 
and the AACHP is currently awaiting confirmation of provider recognition from additional major health insurance companies. 

AACHP recognition by the health industry means that members of the public seeking the help of a professional clinical hypnotherapist can feel confident about approaching any of our practising members, all of whom have successfully completed approved training courses, are bound by a strict code of ethics and are required to complete on-going supervision and professional development on an annual basis to continually refresh and enhance their skills and knowledge.

For Practitioners

Registered members of the AACHP may access newsletters, resources and other information regarding their membership via the "Members' Area" and the links below may be of specific interest to students and practitioners of Clinical Hypnotherapy wishing to join a professional association.

“Credentials” in the Complementary Health Care Professions

Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling and many other “non-medical” (often referred to as complementary) health care professions are not government regulated but are instead “self regulated” by professional associations such as the AACHP. What does this mean for consumers of these services?

Put simply, if a health care practitioner does not belong to a professional association, they have not had to provide any evidence to anyone that they are suitably qualified to offer the services they are marketing to you. This means that is is up to you as the consumer to “do your homework” to ensure that you feel comfortable about the practitioner’s credentials. Check that the practitioner you are intending to consult with is a member of a bona fide professional association that meets the following criteria as described in the PHI (Accreditation) Rules legislation 2011, according to which the association:

  • Is a national entity which has membership requirements for the profession
  • Provides assessment of the health care provider in terms of appropriate level of training and education required to practice in that profession
  • Administers a continuing professional development scheme in which the health care provider is required, as a condition of membership, to participate
  • Maintains a code of conduct which the health care provider must uphold in order to continue to be a member
  • Maintains a formal disciplinary procedure, which includes a process to suspend or expel members, and an appropriate complaints resolution procedure

AACHP Compliance & Legislation

The AACHP complies with this legislation and has very stringent membership criteria which means that we have “done the homework” for you regarding our members’ credentials.

Please explore this site for information and advice on any issue related to Clinical Hypnotherapy and do please contact us to ask any questions you may have - one of our professional members will be sure to answer your direct questions promptly.

You will find links to AACHP members on the "Find a Practitioner" page, all of whom would be happy for you to contact them directly with an enquiry or to make an appointment. You will also find that our members' individual websites contain a wealth of information about Clinical Hypnotherapy as well as a range of additional modalities they may offer which could be of benefit to you.


AACHP CPE Seminars

As a not-for-profit members' association, we are pleased to offer our face-to-face CPE Seminars for a nominal fee of only $5 for AACHP members and for non-members who are current students* of Clinical Hypnotherapy and/or Psychotherapy. 

 *Evidence of current enrolment is required, otherwise the non-member fee of $25 will be applicable for each CPE Seminar. Online events are generally FREE for AACHP Members and the non-member fee is $15. Please contact the AACHP for more details. Please click on the "Upcoming Events" link below for more information and how to register to participate in any of our events.

Upcoming Events

AACHP is a Member Association of the HCA

Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA), 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 promoting the benefits of hypnotherapy to the wider public. Membership of the AACHP is open to qualified and practicing hypnotherapists and psychotherapists who meet the Association's requirements for training and education.