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Mark R. Davis,
BSc. Psy & Phil, Dip CBH
College Principal and Lead Trainer

Mark is a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist with a practice in Central and North London. Mark trained in cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy at The UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy with Donald Robertson back 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 regularly for over 25 years.

Mark R. Davis, BSc (Psychology & Philosophy), Dip, CBH, REBHP Chairman

Diploma Teaching Team

Joining Mark to teach our courses we are lucky to have a number of dynamic, smart, passionate trainers – all who 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. They all deeply embrace the Hypno-CBT® model and are able to teach with wisdom, care, adaptability  and creativity.

Emma Coffey

Emma has a background in working with children and young people both as a teacher and with organisations including ChildLine . In 2016 she made the transition to therapeutic practice when she trained with the UK College.
Drawing from evidence-based approaches Emma offers individually tailored support for children & adults.

Shelley Cushway

Prior to training in hypnotherapy and NLP, Shelley has had a career spanning 30 years in Human Resources and Recruitment where she managed, trained and coached her own teams. She now balances her time between seeing clients, teaching and coaching for UKCHH and running corporate workshops focusing on stress management.

Mimi Fakhri

With a BSc and Masters in Psychology, Mimi is passionate about prioritising our mental and physical well-being and providing people with the tools and skills to help them help themselves. She uses a combination of hypnotherapy, CBT techniques and mindfulness-based approaches.

Tim Grimwade

Prior to being a full-time CBH Therapist Tim worked for eight years for a leading international Investment Bank in London, an education itself in human nature, behaviour and different strategies for coping in a highly pressured environment. Tim specialises in, and is passionate about, helping clients with anxiety.

Jana Martiskova

 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 .

Sue Sawyer

Sue is an experienced trainer, coach, CBH Therapist and NLP Master Practitioner.
She originally trained as an actress and successfully worked in The West End. Sue also runs a complementary private clinic using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing with particular attention to anxiety, unresolved emotional conflict and stress management.

Bill Sheate

Bill has spent over 35 years working in environmental policy and decision-making, and 27 years as an academic at Imperial College London, where he continues to work alongside his CBH private practice. His passion has always been in the teaching and pastoral support of students, and he sees CBH as a natural extension of this, providing a well equipped tool-kit.

Theresa Brockway

Theresa offers Hypnotherapy, Creative Psychotherapy and Public Speaking Coaching to her clients and has a background in performance, touring theatre, Shakespeare and G&C. Alongside her private practice, Theresa works as a Mental Health Specialist for the NHS and has facilitated group sessions, training and workshops for over 20 years in diverse settings.

Advisory Board and Guest Lecturer

Prof. David Attard


David is a leading European Logotherapist and accredited Existential Analyst, Practitioner, Supervisor and Scholar on the subject of meaning and purpose. He is the president of the Institute for Logotherapy & Existential Analytic Psychotherapy in Malta. He seeks to help people, therapists and inter-disciplinary professionals achieve well-being by learning and finding their meaning and purpose.

Dr Donald Meichenbaum

PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Donald is Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is one of the founders who put the C in CBT nearly 40 years ago, and in a survey reported in the American Psychologist, he was voted “one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” He is research of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment.

Daniel Mirea

MSc, Dip CBH

Daniel is a senior psychotherapist, lecturer and a fellow alumnus of King’s College and a senior associate at The Royal Medical Society. He is an experienced consultant clinical supervisor within the South-East London trust and a CBT course leader with NSPC – Middlesex University and Regents University. He has a particular interest in integrating hypnosis with CBT in the context of trans-diagnostic approaches.

Coaches for the Online Diploma Course

Along with the trainers we also have an excellent team of Coaches providing 15 hours of 1-to-1 coaching for Online Diploma students. Each coach has taken the Diploma, achieved the qualification and has taken a special Hypno-CBT® Supervision training. They are all experienced, practising Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapists, and selected for their skill, care and knowledge.

Barry Bray

Once a teacher and Deputy Principal Barry is a sleep, stress and performance specialist with a keen interest in habit change that leads to long term personal self improvement.  He is an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at Wolverhampton University and runs a private practice in Bath working with people from age 11+, alongside his work with corporates and schools.

Namita Bhatia

Prior to setting up her practice in North West London, Namita worked in the Legal sector for nearly 15 years. She runs her practice with particular attention to stress and anxiety, anger management, unresolved negative emotions, insomnia, weight loss and menopause, using a combination of hypnotherapy, relaxation skills training, NLP, standard CBT and mindfulness.

Louise Coyle

Louise is particularly interested in helping midlife women cope with the changes and unpleasant symptoms of menopause. As well as seeing private clients she runs group workshops in relaxation and stress management, how to cope with exam stress, and how to manage the menopause. Before becoming a hypnotherapist Louise worked for many years as a medical journalist.

Rachel Carroll

Using an integrated approach that combines CBH and ACT she specialises in supporting busy, high-achieving adults with anxiety management, stress-based issues, sleep disorders and unwanted habits.
Registered with GHR and CNHC, Rachel also holds a BSc in Psychology, a Diploma in Hypnobirthing and has over 10 years experience working in public sector organisations supporting adults and children with their mental health.

Harriet Curry

Harriet offers an integrative therapeutic approach consisting of cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, Acceptance & Commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness to support individuals struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, body image struggles, stress management, and general well-being.   Furthermore, Harriet has trained with the NCFED as an Eating Disorder Practitioner to support individuals in having a healthy and happy relationship with food.  BSc, Dip CBH 

Ioana Dulcu

Ioana is a CBH therapist with a Level 5 Higher Diploma and a clinical psychologist. She runs her private clinic, working online with clients across the UK and Europe. Specialising in stress and anxiety management, she employs a multifaceted approach that integrates cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, and mindfulness. Fluent in English and Romanian, Ioana fosters a collaborative, compassionate approach, guiding individuals through transformative change.

Julie Elder

Julie has been a practicing therapist since 2005.  She offers a multi- disciplined approach to health and well-being whether it be physical, mental or spiritual. Julie qualified from the UK college of hypnotherapy and hypnosis in early 2022 and uses the CBH in conjunction with her other treatments as well as on their own.  She also teaches yoga, breathwork and mindfulness and uses many of the relaxation techniques with her clients. Julie works mainly with clients suffering from stress.

Celia Griver

Celia has a background in behaviour change working in the NHS and prior to that in international development. She specialise in issues around disordered eating, food and weight, in particular working with people who have struggled with out of control eating. Celia also works with people with cancer. She is based in Kent and has clinics is Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, as well as online.

Andrea Hagerwod

Andrea is a CBH and Stress Management and Resilience Building (SMRB) Therapist. She has worked in a range of educational settings, predominantly with children with SEN, learning difficulties or severe and complex medical needs. She also works in Primary Education, a charity for carers, and provides SMRB strategies for patients in a private cardiology clinic.

Denise Iordache

Denise is a CBH therapist specialising in helping women worry less and sleep better so that they perform at their best, both at work and in their personal life. She helps women build realistic, helpful, and healthy habits to tackle stress, overcome insomnia, and have more energy. In her practice, she uses a combination of well-researched approaches and techniques to create personalised treatment plans which enable her clients to achieve their goals.

Kate Mitchell

Following 30 years in Education during which she focused on special educational needs and emotional wellbeing, Kate trained as a CBH hypnotherapist in 2018. Since then, she has built a practice focusing on anxiety and insomnia, and is working with a growing number of people in their late teens and early adulthood. She has trained in ACT therapeutic approaches and online hypnotherapy skills.

Chris People

Chris launched his practice in 2017 alongside a sister initiative, The Resilience Project Brighton, with the intention of improving access to evidence-based therapy and resilience coaching in Sussex and beyond. His main therapeutic interests are in addressing those mood and motivation sticking points that can sometimes prevent us from our most valued living.

Slee Parrish

Slee is a CBH therapist and a consultant nurse within the NHS. With the onset on Covid-19 her practice has changed to concentrate on frontline staff and the very particular anxieties, fear, and stressors they face during the pandemic. She is one half of the partnership that created www.nhsinmind.co.uk – a collection of free resources put together for frontline workers during Covid-19

Jolene Pang

Jolene is a clinical psychologist with the Dip CBH and a Masters in Clinical Psychology, She runs her own private clinic in Sabah, Malaysia. Currently, she is doing a PhD researching using a Hypno-CBT model for treatment for clinical depression for her PhD study.  Jolene is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Mal

Philip Makatrewicz

Philip qualified as a hypnotherapist with the UKCHH in 2015, and has been in private practice ever since. His varied background and interests inform his therapeutic approach: his time in the media helped him to understand the anxieties and stress of a fast-paced lifestyle, while his writing background aids him in finding creative approaches to problem-solving.

Morag Stevenson

Morag set up her practice as a CBH Therapist in 2020 and works mainly online with clients from around the globe. She has developed an expertise in helping women stop chronic hair pulling or skin picking. Before retraining as a hypnotherapist, Morag spent years in senior management roles in sales and marketing. She spent over 30 years in France and speaks fluent French.

Flavia Schmidt

With a degree in Clinical and Industrial Psychology Flavia has always been passionate developing an empowering approach across the board. Having completed her Diploma she found that by combining
her techniques she could effect change in her focus for children and teens. Currently she runs her private practice in West Sussex working predominantly with teens and children covering anxiety, phobias, and challenging behaviours.

Lorraine Walker

Lorraine has over 40 years experience in personal development training in both the private and public sectors and owning childcare and consultancy businesses. After completing the CBH Diploma and SMRB Course, she opened her private practice treating both adults and children. Lorraine also runs her own online academy offering mini courses and audio recordings for those who have no access to therapy.

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