UKCHO Executive Committee

Executive Directors

Georgina McKinnon Chair

My motivation at UKCHO is to see the Hypnotherapy Profession grow in stature as it is given the recognition it deserves. I hope I have brought some of my previous experience to the organisation. Prior to becoming a hypnotherapist, I ran my own busy antiques and design business working closely both locally and internationally with customers and colleagues. I championed many initiatives during that time. I was involved in mentoring and education. I represented the interests of thousands of antique dealers during the then longest running select committee ever held in the House of Commons.

I have always had an interest in people and the things that drive them, since training as a hypnotherapist I have never looked back and love my work. I work full time from two practices and online. I particularly enjoy working with hypnoanalysis. Nine years ago, I opened my training school at Mid Kent College and set up online training for qualified therapists via TranceFormers Training.

Very recently I have taken over the Professional Association The APHP & Professional Register, The NRPC. The APHP was established 22 years ago by Terence Watts.

Zetta Thomelin Vice Chair and Treasurer

Zetta is Chair of the British Association of Therapeutic Hypnotists and Editor of their Journal, she also serves as a trustee of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine. She runs a private hypnotherapy practice in Deal and London, as well as a training school, Headtogether Training that offers practitioner level training, CPDs and workshops across a range of areas. Prior to her career in therapy Zetta worked in the Third Sector as CEO of Children with AIDS Charity and Vice Chair of Mama Biashara. She has also worked in the media as a Director of Chronos Group Publishing and as Group Head at News International. She brings a range of corporate, media and governance experience to her role at UKCHO.

June Hale

June Hale Conciliation Officer

June runs a busy online hypnotherapy practice from her home in Norfolk, as well as running her own training school and writing her own courses, the most recent of which is a Supervisors course for Hypnotherapists. She is also the Ethics Officer of the Association for Professional Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. Before becoming a hypnotherapist, June worked for many years in the IT industry where she played a key role in negotiating solutions for major corporate contracts. She was also a Company Appointed Trustee to a Pension Fund which involved communication at the highest level. She brings negotiation, communication, and mediation skills to her role at UKCHO.

Secretary – Stephanie Kirke

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy – Susan Rodrigues

Association of Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy – Georgina McKinnon

British Association of Therapeutic Hypnotists – Zetta Thomelin

British Institute of Hypnotherapy – Stephanie Kirke

General Hypnotherapy Register – Georgina Broom

International Hypnotherapy Association – Helen Fogg

National Association of Counsellors, Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists – James Hammond

National Board for Hypnotherapy – Matthew Cahill

National Board for Modern Psychotherapy – Joanna Kudzielka

National Council for Hypnotherapy – Tracey Grist

National Society for Talking Therapies – Andrew Turnbull

Scottish Hypnotherapy Foundation – Martin Armstrong-Prior

Co-opted as a Person of Knowledge & Expertise – Patrick Browning

Website Designer – Chris Ryan-Taylor

Comms and Research Sub Committee

Chair Zetta Thomelin

Georgina McKinnon

Andrew Turnbull

Martin Armstrong-Prior

Mia Pal

Mia is a Neurolinguistic psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist, consultant on trauma and trauma related difficulties, founder and director of In Cognition UK; serves as Chair of the BPS North West branch.

BA( Honours), MBPsS, PGDip

Self Regulation

“Single voluntary self-regulatory bodies should be established for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine professions most widely practised in the United Kingdom and these bodies should have a single independent body funded by registration fees and a Governing Council made up of a balance between professional and lay members”.