Associates

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Terence Watts

Founder & Principal of the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Founder of the Institute for BrainWorking Recursive Therapy

Recognised throughout the Hypnotherapy industry as a Master of the Profession. Originally trained in Harley Street, London, UK, Terence has been a therapist in successful full-time practice since 1989 & has lectured extensively in the UK and internationally, including the USA, South Africa & Asia. The originator of many professional training courses & author of several highly-acclaimed books in the field, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine & is also:

  • Founder & Chair of the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (APHP)

  • Founder & Chair of the National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (NRPC)

  • Founder & Principal of the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis (EICH)

  • Founder of the Institute for BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT)

  • Member of the Society of Authors

  • Fellow of the National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists (NRAH)

  • Fellow & Senior Clinician of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

  • Honorary Member of the Society of Stress Managers

  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

  • Member of the International Medical & Dental Hypnosis Association

  • Freeman of the City of London

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Dr David Kato

Founder of the Bristol Depression Clinic, UK & President of the international CBT Association for Hypnotherapists

An internationally renowned expert in depressive disorders who specialized for many years in clinical hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, Dr David was a pioneer of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy or 'Hypno-CBT'. He has many years’ experience of practising & teaching in intensive care & cardiac medicine. He founded the Bristol Depression Clinic based in an NHS Health Centre, achieving outstanding results & attracting patients from all over the world until his recent retirement. He has served as:

  • Adjunct Professor at Alpha University, Alabama

  • President of the CBT Association for Hypnotherapists

  • Vice President of the Academy For Continued Hypnosis Education (ACHE)

  • Member of the Collaborative Committee for Hypnosis Educational Standards, USA

  • Fellow of the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

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Dr Kim Manning

President of the

Academy for Continued Hypnosis Education-International

A certified Medical Hypnotherapist, Dr Kim is based in Michigan, USA, where she specialises in analytical & regression hypnotherapy, combined with CBT for fast and highly effective results. She helps clients suffering from anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, insomnia, IBS, fears & phobias. She also specialises in pain management, smoking cessation, weight management, eating disorders & OCD, working in collaboration with physicians to improve recovery rates from surgery & accelerating the healing process. Dr Kim is also:

  • Chapter Leader for the International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT)

  • Clinical Advisor to the CBT Association for Hypnotherapists (CBTAH)

  • Life Fellow of the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association

  • Accredited Advanced Trainer with the National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists (NRAH)

  • Member of the International Hypnosis Federation (IHF)

  • Member of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology & Hypnotherapy (ATPH)

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Shakti Edwards

Founder & Principal, Transformations Zurich

Shakti has a background as a professional practitioner & trainer in the performing arts, education & psychotherapy. She has specialist experience in working with children who have learning & behavioural challenges. Shakti has worked in the UK, Europe & UAE with clients experiencing a wide range of issues including: transition anxiety, stress & anger management, bereavement, grieving & loss, low self-confidence, couples counselling & relationship difficulties, eating issues, phobias, smoking-cessation, compulsive behaviours, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, public speaking, active-hypnobirthing & pain management, goal-setting & achieving. Shakti has led workshops & trainings internationally. & for major corporate clients. She is also qualified as follows:

  • Diploma in Performing Arts, Italia Conti Academy

  • BA Acting (achieving several Awards), Royal Scottish Conservatoire (RSC)

  • Lead Trainer for Paul Ekman International (PEI) & the Emotional Intelligence Academy (EIA) in Emotional Intelligence & Applied Behavioural Psychology in the Science of Truth & Lies in Communication

  • NLP Master Practitioner 

  • Society of NLP™ Licensed Coach

  • Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling (with Distinction), Essex Institute (EICH) & Transformations Institute

  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with the Psychology of Depression, Grieving & Loss
  • Diploma in Eating Disorders & OCD
  • Diploma in Active-Hypnobirthing & Advanced Pain Management

  • Certified Satir Model Counsellor for Individuals, Couples & Families 

  • Accredited Member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (APHP), UK
  • Member of the National Register of Psychotherapists & Counsellors (NRCP), UK
  • Member of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapists (NACBT), USA
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Mira Culic

Transformational Coaching, Counselling &

Clinical Hypnotherapy, 

Co-Founder, The Mind Takeaway

Mira focuses on guiding people to mental clarity & helping them transcend limiting beliefs. It’s both her goal & her passion to lead people to more peace, confidence, & authenticity in their personal & professional lives. Having been a refugee in her formative years, she has personal insight into dealing with trauma and developing mental and emotional resilience.

 

Mira is a qualified physiotherapist who specialised in pain management & established a medical rehabilitation centre in the Middle East. Over the years, she has lived & worked in Croatia, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, & Germany, giving her a unique perspective on the value of embracing diversity. 

  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

  • Clarity Coach, Clarity Academy

  • NLP Master Practitioner 

  • Society of NLP Licensed Coach

  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with the Psychology of Depression, Grieving & Loss

  • Evaluation of Truthfulness & Credibility (ETaC), Paul Ekman International (PEI)

  • Diploma in Advanced Pain Management & Active Hypnobirthing, Transformations Institute

  • Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling (with Distinction), Essex Institute (EICH) & Transformations Institute

  • Accredited Member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (APHP)

  • Member of the National Register of Psychotherapists & Counsellors (NRPC)

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Pat Bragg

Founder & President of the

Yukon Satir Institute

Pat has extensive experience in education and counselling gained over 40+ years & has facilitated group training for personal & professional growth for adults since 1976. She is a counsellor, mediator, trainer, coach, & educator, both in private practice & within the business sector. Pat is the former Dean of Developmental Studies & International Programs at Yukon College & the served as the Executive Director of Yukon Family Services Association Family Counselling Agency. She recently established a new Mediation Service for the Family Courts of the Yukon based on the model she developed in the Manitoba Family Courts, where she was employed as the Senior Advisor.

 

Pat also leads workshops for professionals to learn the Satir Model processes, since these are highly effective in counselling, working with organisational conflict, & in family mediation. Having been personally mentored for many years by Dr Maria Gomori, Satir's close friend, colleague & co-author, Pat is also the former President of the Satir Institute for Professional Development based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She delivers Satir Model Counselling courses accredited by the Canadian Counsellors & Psychotherapists Association internationally, including the Middle East. 

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Ingrid Brewer Chalmers

Chartered Psychologist,

Coach, Therapist,

& Child Development Specialist

Ingrid has a background in Psychology, Coaching, Counselling & Therapy, with over 25 years’ experience working both with individuals & organizations across the globe in a variety of cultural environments. She has helped her individual clients to grow & develop their potential to become the best version of themselves, to adapt effectively to the world today, & to overcome adversity.  In the corporate sector, Ingrid has trained & guided top-ranked leaders to take on the challenges of the 21st Century, led innovative Team Development Programs & supported complex Recruitment & Promotion Planning processes. Ingrid provides MBTI training as a recognized European expert on this unique, Jungian-based, psychometric instrument which she has applied & taught for many years. She also brings her knowledge of Berne’s Transactional Analysis (TA) both to the complex world of business psychology & to her individual coaching & counselling work.   

Ingrid has served as a counsellor for an online & phone crisis-intervention & support service in the Far East, and has also been involved in working with horses in a therapeutic context.

 

  • BSc. Hons. Psychology

  • MSc. Occupational. Psychology

  • Chartered Psychologist (BPS)

  • MBTI Level 1 & Level 2 Certification

  • Firo-B Certification

  • CPI Certification

  • NLP Practioner & Master Practioner

  • Foundation in Art Therapy

  • Diploma in CBT

  • Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling (with Distinction), Essex Institute (EICH) & Transformations Institute

  • Certified Specialist in Hypnosis & ADD/ADHD.

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Claire Peirson

Founder of Pivotal Mind & Raising Mentally Fit Kids

Claire works with children, adolescents, parents, & professional athletes to develop confidence, positive self-talk & a champion mindset. As an educator & child psychotherapist she provides support & guidance for parents, anxious children & teens. Claire started her career in the primary classroom, working in schools in the UK, Dubai, for the British Council & giving private tuition to the families of VIPs. 

Claire has always been fascinated by Positive Psychology, Motivation & Mental Toughness and as a teacher, she used many of the techniques she was learning in her therapy training with her students. They responded so enthusiastically that she decided to take the next step & after training as a UK-accredited therapist & NLP Master Practitioner & Licensed Coach she went on to complete her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology. For her Masters dissertation she conducted original action research, successfully using positive psychology interventions in a school in Dubai. 

  • M.Sc in Applied Positive Psychology, Bucks New University

  • BA (Hons) Education

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), UK

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling (with Distinction), Essex Institute (EICH) & Transformations Institute

  • NLP Master Practitioner

  • Society of NLP™ Licensed Coach

  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), including the Psychology of Depression, Grieving & Loss

  • Active Hypnobirthing & Advanced Pain Management, Transformations Institute & EICH

  • Evaluating Lies & Credibility (ETaC), Dr Paul Ekman International (PEI) with the Emotional Intelligence Academy (EICH)

  • Accredited Member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (APHP)

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