About College

About the UK College

Thank you for your interest in training with the UK College. From introductory workshops and diploma training for complete beginners, to conversion routes to accreditation and CPD courses for experienced therapists, we are confident you will find something to meet your requirements.
We are registered UK Learning Provider and are listed in the Department for Education & Skills’ UK Register of Learning Providers (UKPRN 10042163).

The UK College was founded in April 2003 when the HypnoSynthesis® trademark was officially registered as the brand name for the training in self-hypnosis and personal development being taught by Donald Robertson at that time.

The college became an incorporated company in August 2005 (Company No. 05499462).  Soon after this, assuming the name The UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Ltd (UKCHH), while retaining the brand trading name of HypnoSynthesis®.

Donald Robertson

The  trademark  Hypno-CBT®  (2398937)  was  registered  in  2005 as the brand name for the proprietary system of   cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy developed by Donald  Robertson  following the publication of his philosophical  critique of traditional  cognitive-behavioural therapy in The  Journal of Practical Philosophy,  November  2000.

In 2007, the UK College obtained external accreditation from NCFE for the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma award. In 2008 the College designed a customised Diploma qualification in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy which is externally awarded by NCFE.

Mark Davis – Principal

In January 2010, the company name was changed to The UK College of Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies Ltd with UKCHH continuing as a division of this.

In 2013, prior to Donald and Mandy Robertson emigrating to Canada, the ownership of The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy  transferred to MindEase Limited, the company founded by the then Vice-Principal, Mark Davis


The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy as a division of Mindease Limited continues to operate now with Mark Davis as Principal and Fabienne Davis as Administrator and co-director, and according to the same principles, course materials and direction as those developed by Donald Robertson.

Our Mission Statement

1. To innovate by continually researching and developing the most effective and evidence-based approaches to clinical hypnotherapy.

2. To provide the best quality and most enjoyable training in hypnotherapy available anywhere.

3. To deal with students fairly and supportively, nurturing their talent for the hypnotherapeutic arts.