About the Trainer

Although I began my hypnotherapy training in 2002 after a loved one became emotionally ill. I have had a burning, almost evangelical desire to teach this fascinating art to others, hence becoming a hypnotherapy trainer.

In my private practice, I have treated thousands of clients, plus gained national and international recognition for my work and sports motivation.

I have over 14 years experience in the art and science of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. I run a successful practice and have a plethora of diplomas to my name. 

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What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is just what it says. It’s therapy in hypnosis, hypnotherapy is a huge field but the one key ingredient is hypnosis.
If you can’t hypnotise somebody then you may be a therapist but not a hypnotherapist.
Some larger schools have been known to evade this simple fact.  Many gloss over the hypnosis side of training and focus more on psychotherapy – useful, but not hypnotherapy! As a hypnotherapy trainer, it is my goal to train you to a standard where you can set up in practice from the moment you gain your Diploma. 

After deciding to focus on becoming a hypnotherapy trainer, I then undertook my teaching qualifications and began self-hypnosis training workshops.
Today, The Devon School of Hypnotherapy has progressed to full Diploma courses and is backed by the industry’s largest governing body the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

With more and more training schools springing up it does concern me that some schools do not train as fully as they could.  It is my genuine belief that over 14 years of experience, skill and understanding (and several business mistakes in the early days) can provide students with a flying start.


6 valuable advantages to gaining a diploma in Hypnotherapy from The Devon School of Hypnotherapy.

  1. Longer hours in-house training – over 40% more time
  2. Teaches you hypnosis and hypnotherapy
  3. Shows you how to be successful
  4. Shows you how to set up a successful practice
  5. Proven experience, skill and success
  6. Provides after course support

My private hypnotherapy practice has a healthy national and international client base.  I also set up and now run a health clinic based in South Devon offering a wide range of specialist therapies. Above all, I’m very keen to share hypnosis and hypnotherapy skills and techniques to those willing to learn.  You can start your new career with the finest training available.

Some of the more significant people I’ve studied under:

Donald Robertson of The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Henry Whitfield of Mindfulness Training Ltd
Jonathon Chase of Academy of Hypnotic Arts
Dr John Butler of the Hypnotherapy Training Institute
Nicholas Evans of INLPTA
Valerie Austin of Austin Training Institute.


Diploma in Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy
Diploma(s) in Hypnotherapy 
General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice
NLP Practitioner
Certification in Traumatic Incident Reduction
Certification in Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certification from The Academy of Hypnotic Arts


General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
Register of Evidence Based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (REBHP)
International Stress Managers Association (ISMA)
NHS Trusts Association (NHSTA)
Listed in the NHSTA Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners

Call 01803 500300 now to find out more …… or email chris@fleethypnosis.com