Hypnotherapy Training


David Woolley RGN, RMN, DHyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH, MNLP, MAC


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David Woolley is the course director and is a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with many years clinical experience and continues to see private clients on a regular basis.David trained as a RGN and RMN and worked in the NHS in a wide variety of Clinical, Managerial and Training roles before pursuing a career in the Pharmaceutical industry and also worked as a (CRA) Clinical Research Associate.

David obtained his postgraduate diploma and Advanced diploma in Hypnosis and EMDR with the highly regarded London College of Clinical Hypnosis where he was also a Tutor and Supervisor. 


He has also attended many further training in advanced hypnotic techniques including pain control and eating disorders. This level of clinical experience is rare amongst Hypnotherapists and will enable you to gain a unique perspective on the use of Hypnosis in a clinical setting.

David’s approach to hypnosis is based on its practical application in a wide range of conditions while maintaining the highly ethical stance one would expect from a health care professional with many years clinical experience.

David is a fully qualified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and a qualified Trainer of NLP and registered with both the Guild of NLP and the International Association of NLP.  David is also registered as a full member of the Association for Coaching as well as a registered trainer with I.A.P.  He is an international Trainer and Hypnotherapist and works with a wide variety of clients both private and commercial.

When you choose to be trained at HypnoFocus Training you can be assured of the very highest ethical and clinical standards.

David is a great believer in learning through experience and you will see plenty of demonstrations and have ample opportunity to experience hypnosis first hand, both as a recipient and as a practitioner.  This experiential appreciation brings the course to life and motivates delegates to start using hypnosis and obtaining benefits on the very first day of the course. His full C.V. can be accessed here.


Bruce Grimley B.Sc(hons) M.Sc C.Psychol. AFBsS.



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Bruce Grimley will attend the course to provide a unique insight into how a Psychologist uses Hypnosis and NLP in his client work.

Bruce Grimley is a successful Chartered Psychologist and Accredited Coach and registered Trainer of NLP.  He ceased working as a Divisional Training and Development Manager for Royal Mail in 1998 in order to work independently as a Consultant Occupational Psychologist.

Recently he has worked in the clinical field with such clients as BUPA, Atos Origin, the NHS and in the organisational field with the Royal Mail, Cambridgeshire Police, Domino Printing, Richmond  Events and Criterion Catalyst.

Bruce has published many articles including a recent chapter in a book in NLP coaching (Handbook of Coaching Psychology, Brunner and Routledge) Edited by Prof Stephen Palmer and Alison Whybrow demonstrating how behaviour change can be quite simple once all the steps have been put into place.  Bruce has two further chapters and a book on NLP coaching in print.

Bruce was a founding member of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology and also one of the founding members of the Association for Coaching.
Bruce started his coaching practice Achieving Lives in 1995 and NLP training company Inner Game in 2006.  Bruce is a qualified Hypnotherapist and uses Hypnosis in both his coaching and clinical work.

At present Bruce is researching his PhD on how NLP coaching can effectively moderate stress in the workplace.  He will also be presenting at the first international NLP research conference at Surrey University.

Bruce’s input to the course promises to be entertaining, thought provoking and full of useful insights into the application of NLP and hypnosis in a busy psychology and coaching practice.


Sue Starr, D.Hyp, NLP Prac, G.Q.H.P.


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Having spent 20 years in a fast paced commercial businesses role, Sue made a career choice to engage professionally with hypnotherapy and coaching. This combined new and existing skills whilst maintaining a home balance to raise her two children. Throughout her corporate career, Sue enjoyed various people centric roles, which included both sales and team management.  Latterly, she gained qualifications and experience in the field of executive business coaching which has been a huge asset in how she engages with people within her hypnotherapy practice.

Sue has years of practical clinical experience combined with excellent business and marketing skills. Sue shares this knowledge and advises delegates how to establish a professional, ethical and profitable hypnotherapy practice. Sue is recognised for her work with children and teenagers and has appeared on local radio to discuss the benifits of modern hypnotherapy practice.


James Woolley  B.A. Hons D.Hyp MPNLP


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James is a qualified professional hypnotherapist. He began his career with the Forestry Commission working in outdoor education and recreation before later moving on to work as a family support worker for the U.K. charity Barnardo’s. He has experience working with adults, families and young people in the field of health and social care and is a qualified parent training facilitator with the Race Equality Foundation. James is also experienced in the field of drug and alcohol support, specialising in needs led therapeutic approaches (around models of resilience, educative approaches an solution focused theories).

James holds a first class Hons degree in American politics and qualifications in NLP and CBT, as well as qualifications in solution focused therapy and assertive outreach training. James is a fully qualified and nationally accredited Clinical hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner. He has also worked across the UK as an investigator for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).


Ruth Farrow    BSc Hons D.Hyp Dip CBT GQHP



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Ruth Farrow is an advanced Hypnotherapist (AdvDipH), Accredited Supervisor and member of the GHR and CHNC.She currently works in the Stoke-on-Trent area and has been in practice for the last eight years, gradually moving away from her teaching career to work exclusively as a hypnotherapist.

Ruth has worked mainly within the voluntary sector in the areas of addiction and mental distress, and with public service providers including a long running contract with the NHS where she currently practices as a hypnotherapist.

This  NHS project was also published in a research article in the GP Services in house magazine “Primary Care” and focused on the benefits of hypnotherapy as an accompaniment to mainstream services.Ruth has a strong interest in supporting healthy sleep patterns, alongside diet and food management, and exercise, whilst maximising the benefits of hypnotherapy as a graduated alternative to anti depressants.