The Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Association

Mission Statement

A Public company limited by guarantee and without share capital, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Association Ltd, using the registered name The CHPA, is a not for profit organisation owned and run by its members. The CHPA is the leading professional organisation of ethical Hypnotherapists in Ireland. We are dedicated to advancing the science and art of Hypnotherapy by achieving the highest standards in facilitating positive, empowering and lasting personal change.

Our aim is:

  • To continue raising the standards and advancing the field of hypnotherapy in Ireland.
  • To support hypnotherapists in establishing and successfully operating their hypnotherapy practice.
  • To provide a professional and unrivalled service to our members, the public and the media.
  • To maintain a code of ethics and practice and a complaints and disciplinary procedure to deal with complaints and issues from all sources.
  • To ensure ongoing professional development and professional supervision; encouraging high training standards.
  • To move towards a nationally recognised qualification in hypnotherapy; making representation to the government and other appropriate bodies.
  • To increase public awareness of the efficacy of these therapeutic techniques; bringing further into the mainstream the practice of hypnotherapy.
  • To promote within the profession the latest information on and techniques in hypnotherapy through our journal, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Through affiliation with other national and international associations we aim to assist in the advancement of hypnotherapy worldwide.

Our members

Over the years members of the association have successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from a multitude of conditions. Our members are specialists who provide a service quite distinct from a general medical practitioner or psychiatrist and are highly qualified in this field.  They are professionals who have completed a qualification that meets the associations and European training standards. Members must have public liability insurance and abide by our code of ethics. Read our code of Ethics and Other documents:
Download our Code of Ethics here
Download our Constitution here
Download our Children’s Policy here
Download our Complaints Procedures here
Download our Code of Conduct for our Directors here.