About The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Introduction to the UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy

The UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy is a hypnotherapy training provider specialising in modern evidence-based, cognitive-behavioural theory and practice.

It is a division of MindEase Limited (registered in England as Company No. 07119930, VAT Registration Number 177 1514 04).

Mission Statement

  • To innovate by continually researching and developing the most effective and evidence-based approaches to cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy
  • To provide the best quality, most effective and most enjoyable training in hypnotic psychotherapy available anywhere in the world
  • To deal with students fairly, honestly and supportively, nurturing their therapeutic skills and helping them develop to their full potential as therapists

History of the UK College

The College was founded in April 2003 when the HypnoSynthesis® trademark (2329434) was officially registered as the brand name for the training in self-hypnosis and personal development being taught by Donald Robertson at that time, after teaching smaller workshops and seminars for several years.

After becoming an incorporated company in July 2005 (Company No. 05499462), it assumed the name, The UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Limited, while retaining the brand trading name of HypnoSynthesis®.  The trademark Hypno-CBT® (2398937) was registered in 2005 as the brand name for the proprietary system of cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy initially developed by Donald Robertson.

In 2007 the College collaborated with NCFE, a non-profit government regulated examining and awarding organisation, to develop a unique Level 4 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. The only evidence-based, externally verified hypnotherapy qualification in the United Kingdom.

In December 2009, the company name was changed to The UK College of Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies Ltd, with the UK College of Hypnosis continuing as a division of this.

In 2013, the ownership of The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and the trademark Hypno-CBT®  transferred to MindEase Limited, the company founded by the then Vice-Principal, Mark R. Davis.

The UK College continues to operate now as a division of MindEase Limited under the direction of the principal Mark R. Davis according to the same principles instantiated by Donald Robertson, developing the Hypno-CBT® approach and furthering the delivery of what aspires to be the most effective hypnotherapy training programme in the world.

In 2014 the British Psychological Society Learning Centre formally recognised the Certificate Course and Diploma Course as approved CPD for psychologists – and Lorna Cordwell joined the teaching team.

In 2015/2016 The UK College hosted several workshops by Dr Assen Alladin and Professor E. Thomas Dowd – both of whom are significant contributors to the development of cognitive hypnotherapy (also known as cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy).

In 2016 experienced CBT trainer and psychotherapist, Daniel Mirea, joined the teachings team, providing a high quality CPD workshops to continue the professional development of UK College alumni.

Also in 2016 Annual Chinese Psychology Conference Mark Davis, the College Principal, delivered a keynote talk to 3000 psychotherapists on the integration of mindfulness, hypnosis and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (“Integrating the Ancient, the Magical and the Scientific”). During that same year Hui Bee Teh, a UK trained clinical psychologist and college alumni, joined as Asia Operations Manager and The UK College began to offer courses in Beijing, China; delivering the first ever complete training in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT®) to 40 Chinese students and therapists.

In 2018 The UK College teaching team expanded to include 6 new teachers: Dr Jana Martiskova, Dr William Sheate, Tim Grimwade, Mimi Fakhri MSc, Sue Sawyer and Shelley Cushway.

In 2019 Tom Cleary joined the UK College teaching team.
Also the College launched, in collaboration with NCFE, the new Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. The only Level 5 qualification in the United Kingdom.