UK College Staff and Trainers

Mark Davis – College Principal and TrainerIMG_7274_web

Mark is a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist with a practice in Central and North London. Mark trained in cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy with Donald Robertson in 2006 and has had a full time practice since 2007. He has a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Dip. Hyp.) and a Dual Honours Degree in Pyschology and Philosophy from Sheffield University. He is also the Chairman of the Register of Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.

He has an extensive background in yoga philosophy and meditation, spending 5 years studying and practising in India and a further 10 years studying and teaching full time for a yoga foundation in the United States. He has been meditating for regularly for over 25 years.

Professional Memberships:

  • Senior Registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
  • Accredited Hypnotherapist with The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist with REBHP
  • Professional Member of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACT Therapist)
  • Member of The Royal Society for the Protection of  Health
  • Member of The International Stress Management Association
  • Registered Hypnotherapist with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council



Assisting Lorna and Mark on teaching our courses are a number of dynamic, smart, passionate Assistant Teachers – all of whom trained with the UK College, have completed the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and run therapy practices either full time or side by side with their academic or professional work.

Dr William Sheate, PhD, MSc, Dip CBH, Dip SMRB
Dr William Sheate (Bill) originally  trained as a biologist (in ecology) and then spent over 30 years working in environmental policy and decision-making, as a consultant, an environmental campaigner and for the last 20 years as an academic at Imperial College London.

He considers his academic qualifications  – BSc (Hons) Biology (Ecology), MSc Environmental Technology, Diploma of Imperial College, PhD in Environmental Policy and Decision-making – and academic experience as highly relevant to becoming a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist – seeing similarities in problem solving and risk assessment models in his research areas and in the application of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Bill’s passion has always been the teaching and pastoral support of students and he’s spent many years supporting students often with severe personal difficulties through to completion of their course. Training with the UK College in 2016, he completed both the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and the Diploma in Stress Management and Resilience Building. Bill sees CBH as a natural extension of this pastoral support, providing a very well equipped tool-kit for dealing with the common personal issues of stress, anxiety and doubt that arise in higher education.

As part of private practice – and in addition to one-to-one therapy – he runs tailor-made workshops (e.g. on self-hypnosis; mindfulness and relaxation) and a practical programme on Relaxation and Resilience, covering mindfulness, relaxation, stress management, assertiveness and personal problem solving skills – for the MSc Environmental Technology at Imperial College London, where he is Reader in Environmental Assessment, Core Course Director and Departmental Careers Advisor in the Centre for Environmental Policy. He also coordinates a Hypno-CBT® Peer Support Group on behalf of the UK College, for practitioners who have completed the Diploma.


Lorna Cordwell, MSc.lorna2

Lorna Cordwell has been a practising therapist since 1987.  A psychotherapist specialising in hypnosis, Lorna originally trained at the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Social Psychology from the University of London and a Masters Degree in Psychological Research methods from the University of Hull.  As well as having private practice, Lorna has trained and supervised therapists for the past 9 years.

Lorna takes an integrative approach to therapy, blending several techniques, although she has a particular interest in the Socio-Cognitive model of Hypnosis..  Lorna is accredited by UKCP and REBHP as a therapist and supervisor, and is a member of BPS, CNHC and NCH.

Dr Jana Martiskova, PhD, Dip CBH,  

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Dr Jana has 5 years experience working as an ABA Therapist (Applied Behaviour Analysis)  with autistic children. She also has experience running Integrated Play Group (IPG) with both ASD and neurotypical developing children. Dr Jana has a PhD in Interventions in Autism and  an Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT and is working towards an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapy. She currently lectures at Regents University. Her field of expertise is Child Development and Life Span Development.

Jana trained with the UK College in 2016 and specialises in the integration of hypnosis with behaviour therapy and REBT.

Shelley Cushway,  Dip CBH, Dip I Hyp Nlp
After a successful career in Human Resources in the corporate world Shelley retrained as a business coach and therapist. Initially focusing on her lifelong interest of nutrition, she is a qualified nutritional advisor.

As she saw that the mind, behaviours and attitudes to food are what really drives our relationship with food., this sparked an interest in understanding in what drives our behaviour, how the mind operates and how to achieve lasting change.

As a result Shelley went on to study hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming (NLP), cognitive behaviour hypnotherapy, mindfulness and meditation which she combines with traditional coaching techniques learnt during her HR career.

Shelley works in both business environments and with individuals privately; her passion is supporting people to reach their potential.

Shelley has qualifications in cognitive behaviour hypnotherapy, integrated hypnotherapy, NLP coach practitioner, mindfulness coach, guided meditation and nutritional advice along with training in coaching and consultancy.


Tim Grimwade, Dip CBH, MNCH
Prior to being a full-time Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapist Tim worked for eight years for a leading international Investment Bank in the City of London, an education itself in human nature, behaviour and different strategies for coping in a highly pressured environment.

There are many and varied approaches to hypnotherapy but from the start of his training in the field Tim was focused intentionally on evidence-based practice.

Tim specialises in, and is passionate about, helping clients with anxiety – particularly social anxiety, using a blend of hypnosis, relaxation skills training, assertiveness skills training, standard CBT and mindfulness.

Sue Sawyer, BA (Hons), Dip CBH, 

Sue is an Experienced Trainer and Qualified CBT Hypnotherapist & Master Practitioner of NLP and has delivered many training programmes on Personal Development & Effective Communication. Sue also runs a Private Clinic as a Coach and Therapist.

Originally trained as an Actress and successfully worked in The West End, Sue successfully merged her communication and presentation skills mastered on the stage into business across Managerial Roles, Training & Recruitment and Customer Services. For the last nineteen years Sue has run a complementary private clinic using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing with particular attention to anxiety, unresolved emotional conflict, fear and stress management.

Mimi Fakhri,  BSc Psychology, Dip CBH
Mimi originally has background in psychology which lead her into marketing where she worked for over 15 years in blue-chip corporate business. She has a first hand appreciation of the pressures of the fast-paced, corporate environment and also the difficulties of juggling this with family life.

Mimi is passionate about prioritising our mental and physical well-being and providing people with the tools and skills to help them help themselves. Firmly believing in training clients to “become their own therapist”. She uses a combination of hypnotherapy, CBT techniques and mindfulness-based approaches. Her BSc in Psychology leads to a strongly evidence-based philosophy in her therapy approach.

She runs clinics in Kingston and New Malden, Surrey / South West London.

In addition to her BSc in Psychology Mimi has a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy from the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology with a focus on decision making and the psychology of health and wellbeing.



Daniel Mirea, MSc – CPD Workshopsdaniel-mirea1

Daniel Mirea is a senior psychotherapist and lecturer  who trained in all aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including Mindfulness, Hypno-CBT and EMDR) with a career of more than 25 years in the mental health field. He is an accredited practitioner with both BABCP and UKCP, a fellow alumnus of King’s College and a senior associate at The Royal Medical Society. He is a director of a private mental heath services provider and also manages his own private practice; Daniel is an experienced consultant clinical supervisor within the South-East London trust and a CBT course leader with NSPC – Midddlesex University and Regents University. He has a particular interest in integrating hypnosis with CBT in the context of trans-diagnostic approaches.
Read more about Daniel here.


Fabienne Davis – Director and Training Administratorfab5

Fabienne joined the College in February 2013 having previously supported Mark as the administrator and secretary for Mark’s clinic, Inspired Hypnosis. Fabienne is also the administrator for REBHP.

Please email Fabienne at for help with any enquiries and training course bookings.

David Ince – Non-Executive Director

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David is a successful entrepreneur, business leader and coach. He graduated in Life Sciences at Liverpool University specialising in Genetics and Psychology. His business training was developed at Shell and IBM before he moved into the small enterprise market and ran his own business in the technology industry. Over the next 25 years David operated as Chairman or Chief Executive of many enterprises ranging from the small privately-owned start-up to much large Publically Listed Companies. He raised finance, acquired companies, re-structured organisations and grew businesses internationally to achieve rapid growth and improved customer satisfaction. David is a qualified executive and business coach, mindfulness teacher and trained with the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy in Hypno-CBT®. Today he combines his passion for helping people to achieve their ambitions with his enthusiasm for developing their businesses. He is currently a Non-Executive Chairman of an Oil and Gas technology company, a Non-Executive Board Advisor to an Executive Search organisation and has private clients where he specialises in coaching and reducing stress through his companies, ‘Thinking Decisions’ and ‘The Stress Reduction Practice’.


Hui Bee Teh – Assistant Director and Trainer
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Hui Bee is a UK trained clinical psychologist who practises in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hui Bee has a Masters in Clinical Psychology & Mental Health from the University of Sussex. She trained with the UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy in 2012 and was awarded the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.  Hui Bee worked within the NHS in the UK and now runs her own practice in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IMG_3289Hui Bee specialises in using CBT and hypnosis for depression, anxiety related problems, sleeping difficulties, coping with stress/worries, phobia, OCD, relaxation training, confidence building, problem solving, mindfulness and acceptance. She’s also an advocate of Acceptance and Commitment training, and using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for mood and anxiety related problems.
Hui Bee is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese & Hokkien. She assists the UK College in preparing, translating and teaching our diploma course in China and South East Asia.


Simon Clark – Internal Verifiersimon

Simon is a fully qualified hypnotherapist and psychotherapist working in private practice. He trained with, and gained a Diploma from the National College of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, is a registered member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Simon is also a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), The Register of Approved Gastrointestinal Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, and has a certificate in NLP Psychotherapy.