It might surprise you to know that I am currently the only fully qualified, full-time Clinical Hypnotherapist in Coffs Harbour. So what is the difference between a Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. A hypnotist is someone who may of only done a short online course or weekend training. They may learn these skills for entertainment purposes, i.e. stage hypnosis. If they use those skills to try and help people they are called a hypnotherapist, with no requirements to improve their skills or even have any knowledge of basic psychology. A Clinical Hypnotherapist has a bare minimum of 850 hours of training, with additional supervision requirements on top of that. The vast majority of Clinical Hypnotherapists, like myself, go well beyond this minimum requirement, and have university level psychology, and other relevant education as well. Only recognised Clinical Hypnotherapists have health funds that cover their hypnosis work. So, an ideal referral for me, is anyone who may of seen, and had a bad experience a hypnotist before, and might benefit from a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Brad Talbot from HDH Clinical Hypnotherapy.