Hypnotherapy Insurance

Expert support and specialist insurance for hypnotherapists, available from £5 a month*.

  • Fast, easy online quote in 90 seconds

  • 24hr legal advice helpline and legal hub

  • No hidden fees or cancellation charges

With hypnotherapy insurance from Markel, you can access specialised support with tailored cover to protect your profession, reputation and livelihood.

What is hypnotherapy insurance?

Hypnotherapy insurance is a way of protecting your business against the risks within your area of work. This could include a violation of customer privacy, dissatisfaction in your duty of care or an accident or injury to a patient or visitor on your premises.

At Markel, we specialise in providing insurance coverage for contractors, consultants and self-employed businesses. That means we understand the industry and the challenges hypnotherapists face. We are here to protect them in the event a mistake is made or if an accident happens onsite.

Why do hypnotherapists need insurance?

Hypnotherapy is a personal experience that is unique to every professional and each of their clients. As such, it can be difficult to predict how a client may react to your sessions. While it's designed to relax a client, there are potential risks of causing dizziness, distress or disorientation for some people.

Just like most self-employed contractors, it's crucial to protect your reputation and career. If a client isn't happy with your treatment and it causes them discomfort, they may make a claim against you for professional negligence.

Additionally, you could face legal fees if a client gets injured while visiting your premises. A client may slip on a wet floor or trip over wires. If you use candles and essential oils during your practice, a client may burn themselves or have an allergic reaction to a specific aroma. If they are injured or experience discomfort, they may choose to make a claim against your business.

What does hypnotherapy insurance cover?

Like most contractor cover, hypnotherapy insurance covers you against the most common risks to your profession and reputation. These include:

  • Breach of confidentiality – A client will likely discuss personal matters during your sessions. If this private information is shared with a third party, you may face legal action.

  • Professional negligence – Hypnotherapy isn’t always successful. If a client has a negative experienceduring their sessions, they may claim professional negligence.

  • Accident or injury – Accidents can happen at any time.A client may fall off their chair or trip over a wire and subsequently file a legal claim against you.

How to arrange hypnotherapy insurance coverage

Quickly and easily cover your profession with Markel. Apply for an online hypnotherapist insurance quote with us. All you need to do is answer a few simple questions about you and your livelihood and you'll receive a quote in minutes.

How much will it cost?

The cost for hypnosis insurance will depend on the level of cover you take out and how you choose to pay for it. However, hypnotherapy insurance starts at £5 a month with Markel.

 *Price based on a hypnotherapist requiring £25,000 of directors and officers insurance.

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More specialist cover

  • Public liability insurance

    Public liability insurance offers protection if a client or visitor is injured, or their property damaged, while you are carrying out your work. This could include:

    • After a session, a client is feeling dizzy and disorientated and trips while leaving the room, breaking their wrist. They make a personal injury claim, insisting you did not explain the risks.
    • When setting up a session inside a client’s home, you accidently knock over an ornament. They take legal action to seek compensation for the damages.
    • A visitor calls in to book an appointment. As they leave, they slip over a wet floor and injure their back. They take legal action against you, alleging there were no warning signs.

    Should the person file a claim, it will cover the fees associated with defending your practice. Therefore, it is essential for hypnotherapists to safeguard their profession.

    Limits start at £1m to £5m.

  • Professional indemnity insurance

    Professional indemnity insurance protects your profession if a client makes a claim against you. This includes the cost of defending your hypnotherapy practice against any accusations of professional negligence, and any charges for damages if the claim is unsuccessful.

    Typical claims could include:

    • A session brings up traumatic events which causes the client discomfort and distress. They take legal action against you as you did not warn them of the risks.
    • The sessions did not see the results they wanted, and they claim you promised they’d see an improvement. They take legal action against you, asserting that your services were inadequate.

    As it’s difficult to predict how a hypnotherapy session may go, professional indemnity insurance is highly recommended.

    Limits range from £1m to £5m.

  • Employers liability insurance

    If you have employees, employers liability insurance is a legal requirement. It covers you in the event an employee is injured or suffers an illness caused by their employment.

    Typically, this includes trips, slips and falls.

    Cover is £10m as standard.

  • Directors and officers insurance

    As a director or officer of your company, you are liable for any mistakes, injuries or damages that occur in your practice. Directors and officers insurance covers the costs of defending you against a claim.

    Limits start from £100,000 and go up to £5m.

  • Office insurance

    If you have your own practice, office insurance covers your property and the contents within from accidental damages or theft.

  • Legal expenses insurance

    Legal expenses insurance covers you against a range of legal costs, including employment disputes, contract disputes, tax enquires and debt recovery.

    Limit of £100,000.

  • Cyber and data risks insurance

    A cyber-attack could be detrimental to your hypnotherapy business. Cyber and data risks insurance covers the cost of restoring any lost data and equipment, as well as any legal costs and damages if a claim is made against you.

    If you hold sensitive data about your clients on an electronic device, this cover should be seriously considered.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Am I covered to work with clients remotely?

    Yes, your insurance for hypnotherapists will cover remote working, such as working from your home or running an online session through secure networks such as Zoom.

    This is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic, where many businesses have had to adapt their ways of working.

  • What limit of cover should I choose?

    Some industries or clients will ask for a minimum level of cover before offering you a contract. It may be worth researching your field or asking the relevant bodies before arranging your hypnotherapy insurance coverage.

    If in doubt, consider what the worst situation that could happen during your work is and what it would cost to remedy it.

  • Why should I choose Markel's insurance?

    We’re a sector-specific insurer with over 25 years’ experience helping contractors, freelancers and small businesses. So far, we’ve covered more than 200,000 clients in the UK, with a high on Feefo.com rating to match.

    We’ve also got an international reach, under the Markel Corporation.

  • How are Markel regulated?

    We’re regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. More details can be found on the Financial Services Register.

Expect more from your insurer

When you take out cover with Markel, you also receive these exclusive services as standard:

24 hour legal helpline  24/7 legal advice helpline manned by qualified solicitors

  Access to our fee-dispute service to assist with unpaid invoices

A specialist cyber response helpline for help in the evnt of a cyber attack

Legal hub access Legal templates and resources with Markel's Business Hub

IR35 contract review Discounted IR35 contract reviews with your policy

  Expert management of public rlations crises with The Counsel House

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Cover starting at £5 a month