Senior Lecturers

Julie May
Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist
BA Hons, HPD, DHP, SFBT Sup (Hyp), MNCH (Reg), MAfSFH SFBT (Hyp), CBT (Hyp), NLP (Hyp), MFN (Hyp)
Senior Lecturer in Hypnotherapy | Supervisor in Hypnotherapy / Writer and Author

Whilst studying the Psychology Of Education at the University of Manchester as part of an Honours degree Julie became interested in the power of the mind and how we can change our thoughts, feelings and behaviours relatively quickly.

This led Julie to the Clifton Practice in Bristol where she studied to become a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, qualifying with a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) and a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) from the prestigious Clifton Practice, the renowned centre of excellence in Hypnotherapy training. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern and well researched strategies to help you make significant, positive changes in your life in a relatively short period of time with the focus always being on what you would like to achieve. Having now studied many of the Postgraduate courses in Hypnotherapy at the Clifton Practice Julie enjoys helping people to realise their dreams, using the gentle yet incredible power of Trance. Other skills and techniques Julie uses are NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Julie finds her clinical experience coupled with her academic work an asset in the Consulting room.

Family life now allows Julie to combine the things she loves – Training, Hypnotherapy and Europe. Before having a family Julie worked extensively for many years all over France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Sardinia and Corsica. She is delighted to work in Nice, a place she has visited annually since first visiting as a 17 year old student. She looks forward to making use of the French language, having also studied French as part of an honours degree at University.  Julie is multilingual and in addition to speaking fluent French speaks Spanish, Italian and German.

Julie previously worked as a Sales and Marketing Manager for a leading Travel Company in the South West of England where she was responsible for training a team of Managers and their staff. Before this Julie worked as an Operations Executive for a holiday company, where she spent many years working all over Europe contracting Hotels, Airlines, Coach Companies, recruiting and training Tour Guides, putting together Holiday and Excursion itineraries and brochures, as well as writing the newspaper copy for the National Newspapers and Magazines selling the holidays. Julie was a member of the National Union of Journalists for many years and for two years held the position of monthly columnist for a magazine where she covered many topics relating to Psychology.

Having completed her training this year as a Senior Lecturer in Hypnotherapy as well as a Supervisor in Hypnotherapy, Julie looks forward to bringing her wealth of experience and knowledge along with her energy and enthusiasm for Hypnotherapy to CP Hypnotherapy Training in Nice, France at the beginning of 2019. Her continued love of new knowledge in the fields of neuroscience and psychology mean that you will be learning the very latest research in these areas. She enjoys sharing this knowledge with her clients and looks forward to sharing it with you, enabling you to become confident, successful hypnotherapists with the ability to help people find the confidence and skills within themselves to live the lives they want.
Julie lives in Somerset with her daughter and their Jack Russell Harry where she thoroughly enjoys running her busy and successful Hypnotherapy Practice.
She looks forward to this wonderful new venture.

Julie May and Lisa Williams, your lecturers, have also undertaken Continuous Professional Development training in the following areas:– Hypnotherapy for People Having Chemotherapy; Hypnotherapy in Chronic illness and Palliative Care; Needle Phobias; EEG and Hypnosis; Emetophobia and also a CPD in The Science Behind the IC (what we explain in the initial consultation) – which helps in the hospital, hospice or the doctor’s surgery environment.

They have also CPD training in: Fertility; Calm in Childbirth; Working with Children; SFH for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); SFH and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Mindfulness & Acceptance-Based Strategies; Neuroscience and Obesity; Neuroscience; Psychoneuroimmunology; PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder); SFH to help with Grief; Pain Management; CBT; Sleep and SFH for Mental Illness.

Lisa Williams
Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner
Senior Lecturer in Hypnotherapy | Supervisor in Hypnotherapy

Lisa’s previous working life was within the financial services industry and in her early fifties, Lisa was introduced to hypnotherapy and NLP through a friend. This helped enormously with her health and stress levels and when she later chose to terminate her contract within the financial sector, she decided on a complete change of career and began NLP Practitioner Training.
Lisa was then directed towards hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and undertook this training at the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School (CPHT), an accredited centre of excellence in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and a leading UK government recognised teaching authority.

Lisa’s work experience includes having worked as a tutor for Bristol City Council in the South West of England, running confidence courses and also coaching adults with issues such as low self-esteem, poor social skills or substance dependencies to help them find their own tools and inner resources for positive changes in behaviour, and in getting the life they want.

Lisa is a qualified Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist (HPD) with training in Psychotherapy and CBT skills, she is a Senior Lecturer for The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training and a Supervisor; she also runs a busy, successful therapy practice situated within the tranquil, rural setting of North Somerset, England, having reached a running client base of thirty-two very quickly after qualifying. She is also beginning her studying for the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD); this course has been assessed at a level 5 by NCFE, which at present is the highest level of qualification available for hypnotherapists, and only available to qualified hypnotherapists through CPHT.

For the second year running Lisa has had the honour of winning an award from the Global Health Pharma Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health Awards for: Most Trusted Clinical Hypnotherapist in North Somerset 2019. Click here to view certificate for 2019 …….. Click here to view certificate for 2018

Lisa’s own life experience has shown her that constructive, long lasting change is achievable. This has made her passionate about guiding others towards constructive and lasting changes in their lives, and in helping to improve their well-being; Lisa is now furthering her work as a Senior Lecturer as part of the CPHT France Team alongside Julie May, training others to work as she has for the past 6 years, and to help make that difference.

Lisa lives in a small village in North Somerset and enjoys village and country life and being with her family.