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FAQ Practitioners – GoAH

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FAQ Practitioners and GoAH

If you’re a clinical hypnotherapist or other practitioner and you’d like to know a little more about the Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists (GoAH), our values and what we do for members, you’ll find the most common questions answered below.

Need to know more? Call us on 07 3254 1373 or email We’ll always be happy to talk and answer any queries our members and those considering hypnotherapy as a career may have.

FAQ Practitioners GoAH

What is the Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists?

Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists (GoAH) is an association of professional, accredited clinical hypnotherapists whose skills and qualifications are among the highest in Australia. Our members undertake professional supervision, meet ongoing professional education requirements and adhere to a strong Code of Ethics and conduct.

GoAH is a member of The Hypnotherapy Council of Australia the National Peak Body for hypnotherapy. Our members are listed on the HCA’s National Register of Accredited Hypnotherapists

What is our core mission?

One of the most common FAQ GoAH hears is ‘what do you stand for?’

Our mission is to support, mentor, facilitate supervision, and enhance the training of clinical hypnotherapists. This assists our members in their professional work and also provides a community of trusted clinicians for the public and other health professionals to refer to when necessary.

You can read more about our core values here.

Does GoAH provide continuing professional development for members?

Absolutely. One of GoAH’s main functions is the ongoing education of our members. We do this by providing:

  • Online training opportunities and workshops
  • Face to face workshops in major cities around Australia
  • Free practice building webinars

You can keep up to date and find out more about our CPD programs here.

What about professional indemnity insurance?

GoAH has negotiated favourable rates for professional indemnity insurance for our members with two providers. Using one of these providers ensures that the insurance you need is tailor made for our profession and having more than one provider means our members have a choice of insurer.

Do private health funds rebate for hypnotherapy from GoAH practitioners?

There are more than 30 private health insurance providers in Australia and of these a small number provide cover for hypnotherapy services.  Generally hypnotherapy comes under extras cover and a high level of insurance is required to make a claim. As of April 2022 GoAH members have been accredited for the following health funds:

  • HBF
  • CBH

We are at present negotiating with other private health insurers on behalf of our clinicians. All funds have different rules and requirements but there is generally an upper limit of around $200 which can be claimed in any one year. Clients are advised to check with their insurer as to whether their plan covers hypnotherapy

Is GoAH a member of Australia's peak body for hypnotherapy?

Yes. The Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists is a member of the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA), Australia’s recognised peak body for our profession. Our representatives on the HCA Board are Antoine Matarasso and Mailin Colman.


Does GoAH provide professional supervision for its members?

Yes. The Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists has clinical supervisors in every state and territory. Ongoing professional supervision is a requirement of GoAH membership.

Talk to us

Our address

Unit 3,
884 Brunswick Street,
(PO Box 1944)
New Farm
QLD 4005

Give us a call

0412 066 852

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