About your trainer

Paul Hughes

Hi. You already know my name. I’m Paul Hughes and I’m a hypnotherapist / psychotherapist working in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and London.

You can read more about my hypnotherapy practice by visiting my site:

I’m married to Emma, who’s a nurse. We have two daughters – Alice and Amelia. Alice has asperger’s syndrome, which is how I became interested in working with clients on the autistic spectrum.

We live in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

I left Cambridge University in 1993 with a good degree in History. I bumbled around for a while before settling on teaching as a career. What a terrible choice that was! I loved students, they were the easy bit. I was a good teacher. I even became a senior leader, but I really hated the public sector.

Thanks to family history I was blessed with a range of neuroses and in my thirties I took them into therapy. I never believed in it. Therapy was for the weak, after all! I was too strong for such things…

Counselling was awesome. Hypnotherapy was awesome. I eventually decided that I could do those things too and so began training with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. I qualified with distinctions, winning two national awards along the way, and began my practice in 2011.

My practice went from strength to strength. I was able to leave teaching and replaced a handsome salary with therapy income.

The NCHP then asked me to train students for them and so I became the course tutor for Oxford. Training students in hypnotherapy was an awesome experience. I was using my hypnotherapy/psychotherapy skills AND my teacher training to great effect. I love what I do and I adored teaching it to others.

So, now,  here I am with my own training company, doing things the way I want to do them, the way which works and I look forward to meeting you and teaching you how to get better results with your clients.