PSI Training



Advanced Hypnotherapy Workshops and CPD courses throughout the UK and via Distance Learning


Accredited Hypnotherapy-Psychotherapy Practitioner diploma training courses face-to-face in Southampton/Salisbury and surrounding areas



The Psycho-Semantics Institute (PSI Training)

PSI Training have been delivering professional training in the field of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and solution-focused counselling since 1989.

The diploma course offered by PSI Training is a full Hypno-Psychotherapy Practitioner Diploma course accredited by the GHSC. Advanced CPD workshops and distance learning courses are also available.

Hypno-Psychotherapy Practitioner Diploma

PSI Training’s Practitioner Diploma Course consists of over 450 hours of study including a minimum of 120 hours of classroom instruction, in addition to further home study, therapy, assignments, exercises and case work.

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development in the form of advanced workshops and distance learning courses is available in a broad range of related subjects for hypnotherapy and psychotherapy practitioners. Contact PSI Training for more info.

PSI Director & Principal Tutor

The PSI Training, Institute Director and Principal Tutor, is Mike Garrett, who set up PSI Training in 1989. Over the years, Mike has trained in excess of 2000 students and helped well over 5000 clients overcome their issues using these therapies.

Leading the way in training

At PSI Training, we believe that our Hypno-Psychotherapy Diploma is one of the most comprehensive Practitioner Diploma courses available to prospective students, combining hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, NLP & solution-focused counseling. 

Following on from our continued success, PSI Training now offer Hypnotherapy Training in Newbury, Bath the New Forest (near Southampton and Salisbury) and in the Netherlands.

Graduates will acquire a Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy, setting them apart from those with a background and qualification purely in hypnotherapy.


Just a quick mail to say that I really enjoyed the weekend and must admit that in all my years of attending CPD seminars, workshops, and master classes, I have never heard anyone speak for so long, so fast, so eloquently and never get boring enough to make your attention wander as I have this weekend with Mike!

I found Mike to be an excellent lecturer, who clearly knew his stuff, and who pitched it at (for me at least) precisely the right level. I was very impressed, and will be telling the others at my Peer Support Group.

I really felt that I learnt so much from you. I felt quite flat on Monday after such an inspiring time.

I have absolutely loved doing the Hypno-Psychotherapy diploma course via PSI Training. Mike taught it in such a way that I found the learning easy and I feel really confident using the techniques learnt. So many courses seemed to cover just the basics with a load of scripts to go with it; this course has given me a thorough understanding of hypnotherapy with the added bonus of a background in psychotherapy and NLP too. I just wish I’d done it sooner!

Listening to Mike was very entertaining as well as increasing my knowledge. The weekend passed too quickly.

I really did enjoy my day with Mike, He is a very talented tutor and therapist.

I was on the training weekend for the Natural Childbirth workshop. It was fantastic.

Mike, many thanks for the weekend it was, as usual, a very relaxed informative affair.

What We Offer

4he Psycho-Semantics Institute (PSI Training) has been delivering professional training in the field of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and solution-focused counselling since 1989.


The Practitioner Diploma course offered by PSI Training, has been assessed and validated at Practitioner Level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) UK. Successful graduates are eligible for professional registration at Practitioner status with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), the GHSC’s Registering Agency, together with the acquisition of the industry-based award – the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP). This is in addition to the PSI qualification, the Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy. The course is available to anyone with the commitment to carry out the required study.


We believe that our Hypno-Psychotherapy Diploma is one of the most comprehensive Practitioner Diploma courses available to prospective students. Many training schools choose to offer hypnotherapy training to Practitioner level, followed by an advanced diploma in hypnotherapy. At PSI, the two are effectively combined, thereby offering you not just a complete and thorough level of training but offering value for money.


Our diploma course doesn’t just cover hypnotherapy, but brief psychotherapy, NLP and solution-focused counselling too. As a result, the qualification you acquire is a Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy, setting you apart from those that graduate elsewhere as pure hypnotherapists.


Our mission is simple: to teach and nurture students that will graduate from PSI, equipped with the knowledge, expertise and confidence, ready to set up in practice and build a successful business, should they choose to do so.


So how do we offer all this for the same price? All the topics, techniques and practice you need are covered in 120 hours of face-to-face teaching. The balance of theory and practical exercises ensures you understand and fully grasp the content and the techniques required. We don’t ‘pad’ the course out with unnecessary hours practicing and re-practicing techniques that can effectively be learnt in half the time. If you need further help in a particular area, we concentrate on that. Once you’ve learnt it and fully get it, we move on. That way, we cover more, at the same time as enabling you to feel confident in all areas. The course moves with each of you at a pace that is right for you. Yes, the course is intensive, but the end result is most definitely worth it!


This course for is a full practitioner level course totalling over 450 hours of study. Anything less than this is not recognised by the GHR as practitioner status. Some practitioner diplomas have around half this level of tuition and study, which in fact means they are ‘foundation level diplomas’. With these, you will not be able to secure registration with a recognised body as a practitioner or indeed acquire insurance to practise.


PSI Training

Next intensive Practitioner Diploma courses starts September 2024

Please contact us for more information.


Continuing Professional Development advanced workshops and distance learning courses are available in a broad range of related subjects for hypnotherapy and psychotherapy practitioners. For more information, please click here.


The Team

Mike Garrett

Mike Garrett

Director & Principal Tutor

Nicolette Pinkney

Nicolette Pinkney

Assistant Tutor & Course Co-Ordinator

Mike Garrett founded PSI Training in 1989 and the Institute has continued to grow from strength to strength. His breadth of knowledge and experience gained in these fields, together with his humour and structured teaching approach make him a well-liked and inspiring tutor.

Since joining PSI Training, Nicolette Pinkney has been instrumental in rolling the courses out and supporting our students. Having trained with Mike back in 2009, she knows first-hand what you will be going through and is here to help in any way she can.

Reach Us

For further details or a prospectus, please get in touch.


PSI Training,

1 The Banks,

Grimstead Road,

Whaddon, Salisbury,

Wiltshire, SP5 3EE

01722 238395

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