What are my qualifications?

August 1, 2014 · by Sean Heneghan · Uncategorized

A list of small letters after my name might not mean much unless you have an explanation of their significance, so below is a breakdown of my qualifications and the membership bodies I’m connected to. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

BSc hons, LicAc,

Bsc hons refers to my qualification in Acupuncture which is a 3.5 year degree level training acquired through the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. LicAc refers to a Licentiate in Acupuncture which is my license to practice.


MBAcC stands for a member of The British Acupuncture Council which is the main regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. Members of The British Acupuncture Council must have had an extensive training to degree level and adhere to specified codes of conduct and safe practice.


HPD stands for the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma. The HPD is considered by many to be the most rigorous examination for hypnotherapy in the UK and is a requirement to be a member of The National Council for Hypnotherapy.


DipCHyp is an abbreviation for Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy which I acquired through training at The Quest Institute. Prior to training at Quest, I also acquired a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis from The Institute of Clinical Hypnosis in London.


MNCH is an abbreviation for Member of The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). This governing body is widely acknowledged as one of the most stringent governing bodies for Hypnotherapy in the UK with the requirement of it’s members being they must hold the HPD to be considered for membership. They must also have ongoing supervision and complete a minimum amount of continuing professional development each year.


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