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We are the ONLY professional association dedicated to the discipline of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) and through their membership, our members demonstrate to the public not only their high level of commitment and professionalism to their clients, but also declare their commitment to their own ongoing development as practitioners - the hallmark of best practice.

Naturally, we expect high standards from our members, and we’re here to support you in your growth and development throughout your professional career, offering you a wide range of benefits as part of your membership. We want you to enjoy and value your membership with us and to feel proud to be a part of an organisation that is dedicated to promoting high standards in Hypnotherapy.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a unique and effective therapeutic discipline in its own right and we’re here to represent, support and educate everyone who is interested in this powerful approach that has helped countless numbers of people around the globe.

The AfSFH is proud to welcome and represent members from all over the world. We support a thriving community of professional Solution Focused Hypnotherapists, who are just as eager as we are to spread the word about the incredible benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.


Levels of membership

Whatever stage you’re at in your Solution Focused Hypnotherapist career, we’re pleased to offer a variety of AfSFH membership levels to meet your needs:

Benefits of joining AfSFH

Associate Member

  • Membership Profile
  • Online Membership Account
  • Monthly AFSFH Newsletter
  • Digital AFSFH Journal, Hypnotherapy Today

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Student Member

  • Membership Profile
  • Online Membership Account
  • Monthly AFSFH Newsletter
  • Membership Certificate
  • Access to the latest digital edition of AfSFH Journal, Hypnotherapy Today
  • Access AFSFH Member's support area
  • Join our private Facebook Community
  • Profile in the student therapy directory

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Registered Member

  • Membership Profile
  • Online Membership Account
  • Monthly AFSFH Newsletter
  • Hard copy of AFSFH Journal, Hypnotherapy Today and access to the online archive of previous editions
  • AFSFH (Reg) membership designation
  • Membership Certificate
  • Access AFSFH Member's Area with templates, discounts, press releases & more
  • Access AFSFH Member's Area for business support resources & templates
  • Join our private Facebook Community
  • Public lisitng in the directory of Professional Solution Focused Hypnotherapists
  • Access to the AFSFH Supervisor Directory
  • Fast-track membership of the CNHC via the AFSFH
  • Access to online CPD & Events lisitings
  • Exclusive AFSFH member discounts on CPHT training events
  • AFSFH membership verified digital seal

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Eligibility criteria to join the AfSFH

To be eligible to join the AfSFH as a Registered member, applicants* must either:

  1. Be trained specifically in SFH – have trained and qualified in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy; or
  2. Have prior learning – have trained and qualified in Hypnotherapy and also in Solution-focused methods.

*Please note, any individual who has previously been expelled from the AfSFH is not eligible to re-join.

Hypnotherapy Training criteria

To join the AfSFH as a Registered member, applicants must be suitably qualified in Hypnotherapy.

This must be from an accredited school of training as defined as an Associate Member of UKCHO, or you must meet the AfSFH’s criteria for prior learning.

The AfSFH’s criteria for prior learning are as follows:

You must have attended a Hypnotherapy course consisting of a minimum of 120 hours face-to-face teaching. This requires successful completion of a diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH/DHP), or other hypnotherapy diploma in addition to SF training (see below).

  • For advanced study, an additional 450 hours study needs to be completed (e.g. by successful completion of HPD).
  • All courses must adhere to the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy.

Accredited schools of training are defined as those who are Associate Members of the UKCHO.


Solution Focused Training criteria

All AfSFH Registered members are required to have undertaken accredited Solution Focused training, either as an integral part of their Hypnotherapy training as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist (SFH) or as a separate course of study in addition to holding a Hypnotherapy qualification as outlined above.

Accredited Solution Focused Training is defined as meeting all the following criteria:

Training from one of the following:

An accredited school (see above)

A nationally recognised training centre in solution-focused methods (e.g. BRIEF)

Training consisting of a minimum of 100 hours of study relating to Solution Focused techniques and principles, to include guided learning and preparation of assessment material.

Training that includes a formal assessment and completion of at least 5 case histories demonstrating an understanding of Solution Focused techniques and principles.

Member Testimonials

“I’m so proud to be part of the AfSFH – it shows my clients that I’m a professional and someone who truly specialises in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy”
“It’s great to be part of a network of other SFH’s – I’ve learned so much from my colleagues and enjoy being part of a dedicated therapy community”
“Membership of the AfSFH is not only great value, but it’s helped me as I’ve developed my practice”
"If someone is looking for a SFH, the AfSFH is the only place they need to look!"
"Being a Student member has helped me get into the right mindset for setting up my business, which has really boosted my confidence.”

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Whatever stage you’re at in your Solution Focused Hypnotherapist career, we’re pleased to offer a variety of AfSFH membership levels to meet your needs:

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