Understanding medication for anxiety and depression (half day)

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11th May 2024, 9.30am - 1.00pm
Open to all
Discounted rate of £99 for members of the NCH & GHR (Standard Rate £109)

This is a CPD course that is run as a half-day online session (3.5 hours) and is relevant for all therapists who help clients with anxiety, stress and depression.  

The course bridges the gap between the medical approach to treating anxiety, stress and depression, and the knowledge that therapists have about treating these disorders. This can help give the therapists an insight into the severity of their clients’ conditions, give them an idea of whether their clients’ symptoms may be side effects and allow them to understand the client’s experience of drug withdrawal.

Most clients that therapists see have used traditional medicine first and with nearly 15% of the adult population taking anti-depressants, it could be a lot of clients that are taking these drugs.

What to expect from the course

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the neurotransmitters involved in anxiety, depression and stress
  • Discuss how drug half-life, blood levels and controlled release formulations affect the individual’s treatment
  • Identify the key NICE guidance relevant to treating anxiety and depression
  • Describe the main drug groups used to treat each disorder
  • Understand the way in which each drug group works
  • Discuss the side effects of the drugs and issues relating to the cessation of treatment
  • Identify how these side effects might impact therapy clients

In the Zoom session, students are also guided through the use of a number of additional resources that may be helpful to them.


  • Discounted rate: £75 for members of the NCH, GHR and BIH
  • Standard rate: £85

What’s included

In addition to receiving copies of the slide handouts, a detailed desktop reference is provided (over 40 pages) along with some published review papers to help the therapists understand the latest research in areas such as the gut biome and mental health.

To book

Contact us via telephone or email to book your space.

Your tutor: Alison Gifford

Alison is a hypnotherapist and life coach, registered with the National Council of Hypnotherapy, and she is also a pharmacist with over 30 years of experience. In addition, she has 14 years of academic teaching experience in a School of Pharmacy.

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Hosted by Clem Turner

Clem Turner qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in 2004 and now runs a successful therapy practice with his wife Margaret in Nottinghamshire. For the past 13 years, they have been running CPD Training Courses & Workshops for qualified Hypnotherapists and currently have many different courses to choose from. www.clemturner.co.uk/training-courses/