Meet the Team

 Your tutors for the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

Each tutor 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.

Namita Bhatia

Namita is a qualified Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner and runs a private practice in North West London.

Prior to setting up her practice Namita has worked in the Legal sector for nearly 15 years.

In her practice Namita works with Children and Adults and is passionate about empowering them to make significant positive changes in their lives. She runs her practice with particular attention to stress and anxiety, anger management, unresolved negative emotions, insomnia, weight Loss and menopause.

Namita helps her clients using a combination of hypnotherapy, relaxation skills training, NLP, standard CBT and mindfulness


Theresa Brockway

Theresa offers Hypnotherapy, Creative Psychotherapy and Public Speaking Coaching to her clients. She is registered both with the General Hypnotherapy Register and with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Theresa especially enjoys working with Social Anxiety, Performance Anxiety, Assertiveness training, Insomnia, Grief and Cancer Support.

She is experienced with children and adolescents, both in groups and as individual clients. 

Alongside her private practice, Theresa works as a Mental Health Specialist for the NHS and has experience working with developmental trauma, attachment disorders and personality disorders.

Theresa has facilitated group sessions, training and workshops for over 20 years in such diverse settings as hospitals, schools, corporate settings, theatres and the outdoors.

With a background in performance, touring theatre, Shakespeare, G&S and sword fighting, Theresa continues to present monthly  theatrical ‘scratch’ nights which gives new performers and writers a supportive platform to try out new work. Online now of course!

Theresa works for the college as a Teacher, Coach, Supervisor and Assessor.  

Emma Coffey

Emma offers individually tailored support for children, young adults and parents.
With a background in working with children and young people both as a teacher and with organisations including ChildLine and TeachFirst, Emma creates an engaging, informal environment and carefully tailors her approach and pace to carefully meet each child’s interests and needs.

Emma uses an integrated approach incorporating traditional CBT and Hypnotherapy methods with Mindfulness, relaxation techniques, play, games, digital media, art and storytelling.
Drawn from evidence based approaches she creates a treatment plan that is responsive to each  client’s  specific needs and preferences.

Most of  Emma’s clients come to her via personal recommendation. Emma practices from the Natural Health Care Practice Foreman and Jones in  South East Kent  and works as part of the  practitioner team  for the South East  Child  Well Being  Consultancy service: 'TheContented Child’.

Emma has a background in teaching and training across England and Wales, with a particular interest in supporting young people. In 2016 Emma made the transition to therapeutic practice when she was awarded the James Braid scholarship to train with the UK College of Hypnosis.

Emma is also a supervisor and a coach with the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Louise Coyle

In my hypnotherapy practice I specialise in helping people who are struggling to cope with life’s problems by teaching them ways of reducing and managing stress and anxiety and giving them the inner resilience and coping strategies to deal with everything that life might have in store.

I am particularly interested in helping midlife women cope with the changes and unpleasant symptoms of menopause and in working with young adults to enable them to navigate the difficult transition into adulthood.

As well as seeing private clients, I run workshops in relaxation and stress management, how to cope with exam stress, how to manage your menopause, and a range of other issues. These workshops are both in person and online.

Before becoming a hypnotherapist I worked for many years as a medical journalist, writing about health and medicine for both the medical profession and the general public and then in medical public relations.

I myself trained with the UK College and now I enjoy helping others to learn these exciting skills in my role as a coach for the online course students, as a supervisor for those students doing their case studies and as a supervisor for qualified students building their practice.

Shelley Cushway

I have had a career spanning some 30 years in Human Resources and Recruitment where I have worked in some large corporate organisations and been lucky enough to head up some large teams of people.  During that time, I managed, trained and coached my own teams and benefitted from regular training in the field of coaching, consultancy and personal development.

In the latter part of my career I was beginning to make plans to move away from corporate life and embarked on a study programme in Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, (NLP), Mindfulness and Meditation and Mindfulness at Work training, as well as formalising my coaching experience with study with the Institute of Leadership and Management.

I now have a private practice where I combine these approaches to help people with many issues from stress, anxiety, confidence building, self-esteem and resilience, business coaching, developing mindfulness practices and delivering mindfulness at work programmes.  Some of my clients simply want to overcome a tiresome fear or phobia.  I’ve also worked with clients who needed to focus for a particular sporting event, to channel the right mindset and behaviours.

I now balance my time between seeing clients in my private practice, teaching and coaching for the UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy and running corporate workshops focusing on stress management and wellbeing.

Mimi Fakhri

Mimi has a passion for psychology, and understanding what drives how people think, feel and behave.  As well as a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, she has a BSc in Psychology and a Masters in the psychology of judgement and decision-making.  Prior to becoming a therapist, Mimi worked in marketing for over 15 years; this has given her a first-hand appreciation of the pressures of the fast-paced, corporate environment, and the difficulties of juggling this with family life.

Mimi has a strong interest in CBT and in third-wave cognitive behavioural therapies, and is currently studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in evidence-based psychological therapies at the Charlie Waller Institute. 

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.

She runs clinics in Kingston and New Malden, Surrey / South West London, works as a volunteer CBT therapist offering low-cost therapy for those in the London area, and runs occasional courses and workshops for business and the general public on stress management and self-hypnosis.

As well as teaching on the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Diploma course, she provides 1:1 coaching for online Diploma students and supervision for Diploma graduates.

Celia Griver

I have a background in behaviour change working in the NHS and prior to that in international development.  I have been a practising hypnotherapist since 2015.  I am based in Kent and have clinics is Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, as well as online.

I work with people who want to change whatever is holding them back. I support my clients to live full and meaningful lives - improving confidence, motivation and happiness.

I specialise in issues around disordered eating, food and weight.  In particular working with people who have struggled with out of control eating and their weight.

I also work with people with cancer.

I am a coach and supervisor for the College and also provide training on business development and treating weight issues for the College.

Andrea Haggerwood

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and Stress Management and Resilience Building Therapist who uses proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Hypnosis, Mindfulness, and ACT all integrated with Psychology to help my clients overcome life challenges and maintain healthy mental well-being. All my sessions are individually tailored and bespoke to the clients and their needs.

I have worked in a range of education establishments for over eighteen years predominantly with children with SEN, learning difficulties or severe and complex medical needs.

I have a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, and a member with the GHR and CNHC.

 I trained with the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy for both the CBH and SMRB diplomas in 2018-2019. After which, I went on to do further study in approaches of ACT Acceptance Commitment Therapy and IEMT Integral Eye Movement Therapy. My passion is educating and helping to empower clients in their own healthy choices and behaviours.

 My clinic is based at Harley Street Consulting Clinics, a private cardiology clinic in Bedford, where I work with clinic patients providing relaxation and stress management and resilience building strategies. I am also part of the well-woman and well-man clinics.

Other areas of my therapy work specialise in working with children over the age of 8 years, adolescents and young people in a family centred approach.

Alongside my private therapy work I am a coach with the UKCHH for the online CBH Diploma and the SMRB Diploma. I work in Primary Education, alongside Carers in Bedfordshire a charity for carers, and I provide well-being packages to clients at an exclusive holiday accommodation facility.


Philip Makatrewicz

Philip qualified as a hypnotherapist with the UKCHH in 2015, and has been in private practice ever since. He is now a GHR-registered supervisor, and coaches students on the UKCHH elearning diploma.

His varied background and interests inform his therapeutic approach. With a BSc in Management and an MA in Creative Writing, he has previously worked in the media and as a freelance writer and editor. Cultivating a strong interest in literature, philosophy, and sport, he acknowledges an unfortunate propensity to use cricketing analogies to explain certain concepts, but remains at the time of writing unrepentant.

Jana Martiskova

I am a therapist offering services in central London. I am trained in evidence-based therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH). I am also trained in integrative therapy and in my practice, I use strategies based on Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy.

My sessions are collaborative, action-oriented, focused on identifying and exploring my clients’ thinking and behavioral patterns. I guide my clients to make changes at the cognitive, behavioural and emotional levels and I use hypnotherapy to support and reinforce the work done in the session.

As a therapist I have supported adults in the treatment of addictions and eating disorders. I have extensive experience with working with children with autism delivering home-based session and integrating children with autism into main-stream schools.

I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist and in my practice I specialise in anxiety disorders. I have helped young people and adults to manage their phobias, social anxiety, exam anxiety, OCD as well as emotions such as jealousy, anger, guilt and shame.

Other than working as a therapist, I am also involved in academia. I have a doctoral degree in psychology and teach Psychology at university level.

After I qualified as a hypnotherapist, I joined a team at the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy where I teach evidence-based hypnosis, offer supervision and coach online diploma students.

Jana is able to coach in Slovak and Czech as well as English



Slee Parrish

Slee is a consultant nurse within the NHS with many years’ experience.  A few years ago, she decided to take a break and train at the college to become a CBHypnotherapis, she also went on to complete the stress and resilience building diploma shortly after. More recently she has added mindfulness into her practise which fits nicely alongside the CBH.

On completion of her diploma courses, she returned to her NHS role on a part time basis and set about setting up her therapy business. Initially her main therapy focus was quite broad but with a particular interest in irritable bowel syndrome and she also focused on anxieties and stress within the workplace.

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 a collection of free mixed resources originally put together for front line NHS staff to help combat stress, anxiety, sleep issues and disruptive thoughts brought about by Covid-19.  The website proved incredibly popular and extended out to all frontline workers and beyond both here and internationally.

She is a coach with the college.


Chris People

Chris launched in 2017 alongside its sister initiative Resilience Project Brighton with the intention of improving access to evidence-based therapy and resilience coaching in Sussex and beyond.  

Alongside providing regular face-to-face therapy sessions, coaching and workshops, he is a strong proponent of online therapy and coaching and group training sessions, as a means of reducing some of the possible barriers to participation.

Academically, Chris trained as a biologist, with an emphasis on human health and environmental protection.  As a scientist, consultant and project manager, he was worked for UK local authorities, private consultancies in the UK and Middle East, and European Authorities. He is an instructor and student of traditional martial arts and modern combat sports, with his focus on modern self-protection and the use of martial arts as a life-performance tool.

This has led to an ongoing fascination with the use of H-CBT in performance enhancement.  However, he feels his main therapeutic interests are in addressing those mood and motivation sticking points that can sometimes prevent us from our most valued living.

He is a coach with the college.



Edwina Reason

Edwina’s professional background is in the entertainment world. She was a singer, actress and children’s TV Presenter. After raising a family, she began work in the field of addiction. She was initially inspired to work in this field as she supported and coached loved ones who were affected by the disease of addiction.

This naturally led to making this her profession when she received accreditation in 2015. Since then, she has run group and private meditation and relaxation sessions and trained as a women’s group as a facilitator for the not-for-Profit Women Empowering Women Organisation.

More recently she and her husband worked in the USA for a separate not-for-profit organization where again, further strings to her bow were added – such as leadership and communication trainings.

She is currently working with clients in private practice as a CHB therapist. She also works part time for the UK’s biggest Private Rehabilitation Centre for addiction leading group sessions as well as one-to-ones.


Sue Sawyer

Sue is an experienced Trainer and Qualified CBT Hypnotherapist & Master Practitioner of NLP and has over twenty years’ experience as a Therapist, Personal Coach and Trainer. She delivers a wide range of training programmes such as Personal Development & Effective Communication, Confidence Building and Stress Management and Resilience Building.

Originally trained as an actress working in the West End, Regional Theatre, Tv and voice over work; Sue successfully translated her communication and presentation skills into Sales, Recruitment and Customer Services training. Since 2000 Sue has run a complementary Private Health Clinic Energy Benefits, using a holistic approach to working with client’s health and wellbeing, with particular focus on anxiety, unresolved emotional conflict, fear and stress management. Sue has specific expertise in the detrimental effect that unresolved emotional anxiety and emotional conflict combined with stress has on the physical body.

Sue has been a Trainer, Coach and Supervisor with the UK College of Hypnosis for the last 3 years and is co-creator of the Stress Management & Resilience Building Workshop. This workshop looks at the psychology, physiology, and neuroscience of stress by assessing levels of physiological stress response and applying principles of stress management and relaxation techniques to facilitate deep lasting change.

Sue specialises in working within the area of health concerns such as pain management, migraine, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, breathing disorders & respiratory conditions, fertility & pregnancy issues, and the multitude of other generalized anxiety issues. 

Hui Bee Teh

Hui Bee has been a Clinical Psychologist running her own practice in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since 2013. She trained with the UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy in 2012 and was awarded the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. She had in the past worked with people with severe mental illness with a history of violent crime in North London Forensic Services (NHS).

Hui Bee specialises in using CBT and hypnosis for depression and mood related issues, anxiety related problems, OCD and sleep-wake disorders. She is also a lecturer in Psychology and an advocate of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

Hui Bee is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She assists the UK College in preparing, translating and teaching our diploma course in China and South East Asia. She is also the trainer and supervisor for newly trained therapists in the region.

Hui Bee is able to provide coaching in Mandarin and Cantonese.


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