About Me

Hello, I’m Cathy

Born in Leyland, my career has taken me to Bath, Plymouth, Chorley and Southport. I graduated with DCR® in Diagnostic radiography in 1991 in Bath. I returned back to Southport where I worked in my families motor dealership business for the next 15 years. I was initially trained in sales and marketing, and fast tracked becoming the Dealer Principal. I worked for Peugeot, Southport and latterly for Volvo in Plymouth.

In 2012, I qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Diploma In Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) having studied at the prestigious Clifton Practice in Manchester.

In 2013, I was awarded the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD) by the National Council for Hypnotherapy. The HPD is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in Hypnotherapy Training.

In 2015, I qualified as a NCH Hypnotherapy Supervisor, which means that I can support other Hypnotherapists with their clinical practice. In the same year I launched Leeds CPHT Hypnotherapy Training and was Senior Tutor until January 2020. 

In 2019, I set up Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training in Liverpool (CPHT) with my colleague, Charlotte Spillane and now train students to become competent clinical hypnotherapists.

In 2020, I set up Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training in Preston (CPHT) with my colleague, Karen Dunnet, and now train students to become competent clinical hypnotherapists. 

In 2020, I set up Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training in York (CPHT) with my colleague, John Lowson, and now train students to become competent clinical hypnotherapists in North Yorkshire.

I have two thriving practices in Southport and Chorley and I have seen hundreds of clients overcoming their mental health issues and nuisance factors. I thoroughly enjoy my work; feeling rejuvenated and inspired even at the end of the day.


When I am not hypnotising, tutoring, and supervising, there is a good chance you will find me conjuring up something Italian in the kitchen. I am always trying to play golf better and love to visit South Africa.


Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DHP) and a Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD) – verified by the NCH and the NCFE.

Registered member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. I am a member of the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

I have an enhanced DBS certificate for working with vulnerable adults and children. I am professionally insured by Holistic Services Insurance.

Registered NCH Hypnotherapy Supervisor and Lecturer at CPHT Leeds.

Senior Radiographer and Mammographer at Chorley Hospital and Lancashire Breast Unit Hospital DCR(R) with an advanced Diploma in Mammograpy principles.