About The WCHN

The courses at the WCHN were created as an answer to the kind of training both Tina Taylor and Gloria Hammet wished was available when they began their studies in Hypnosis, NLP and Coaching.

The unique combination of a psychotherapist and one of Dr Richard Bandlers Internal Licensed Master Trainers of NLP creates a whole new dimention as they combine the lastest Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques with Clinical Hypnotherapy Methodologies.

Enabling you to learn from their experiences saving you time, effort and money.  Learn from successful business women and men how to set up a successful practice and how to create success within your clients/patients.

Our History

WCHN - Our backgroundWhen Tina Taylor and Gloria Hammet began their studies in NLP and Hypnotherapy, like many students they found some of their tutors had more expertise than others. Some were able to talk about the subjects yet didn’t demonstrate how to use them. Some were able to teach and demonstrate their experience in using the techniques taught.  And so began a few years of learning how.  How to apply the information, to be able to help their clients/patients achieve their goals; whilst they worked on building their businesses. They both studied entensively with experts in their fields , many who had created the techniques they taught, taking the best from the best as they created they businesses  They are both often asked for advice from other therapists seeking help with a specific problem.  And eventually decided to create the kind of course they wish they had access to whilst on their journey and the Wessex College of Hypnotherapy and NLP was created in 2004; and later as they joined forces with trainers from other countries the International College of Clinical Hypnotherapy emerged. Whilst each of our courses do have a set agenda and syllabus the way they are taught differs depending on our students and whats needed within the class. Our modules are taught by those who not only know the subject but also know how to use it and help their clients and patients achieve success.  Being able to not only teach but also demonstrate and show you how to use the techniques taught.

The WCHN Faculty

All of our tutors are experienced hypnotherapists, coaches and trainers, who not only teach you specific subjects they also teach you how to use the techniques and how you can successfully help your clients/patients and grow your business.


Gloria Hammett


The WCHN team is led by Gloria Hammett, who in addition to being the principle tutor with the college is Senior Partner with The Romney Centre in Southampton, and Chair of The British Society of Corporate Coaching & Mentoring.

Working as a Counseling Psychotherapist, Gloria uses hypnotherapy and NLP every day to affect lasting change for her clients. She is qualified at Post Graduate level as a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner & Licensed Trainer. In addition Gloria has qualifications in Adult Education, Mediation and Coaching. Her many years in private practice give her a wealth of experience.

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Tina Taylor

Master Trainer

When NLP co-creator Richard Bandler and world-renowned Hypnotist Paul McKenna want assistants to be at their best, it’s Master Trainer Tina Taylor they turn to. For many years she trained and managed the super-skilled assisting teams on their programmes. Working internationally, she is highly sought after for her own elegant take on change work.

Therapeutically, Tina has a particular flair for enabling her clients to achieve their goals; from enhancing fertility to helping people overcome fears, phobias and addictions, there’s very little she hasn’t dealt with.

As a coach, Tina draws on high level corporate experience, integrating it with what she’s learned by modelling the ‘coach’s coach’ Michael Neill to impact senior executives where it matters most: the bottom line. It’s only natural, given the breadth and depth of Tina’s expertise, that she’s a highly regarded trainer, personally awarded Master Trainer status by Richard Bandler in 2007. She delivers generalist and bespoke trainings for public and in-house events, about or utilising NLP.

Photo of Tina Taylor, Master Trainer at the ICCH

Debbie Williams

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Debbie is a NLP Trainer, Hypnotherapist having been working in this field since the mid 1990’s.
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Debbiehas taught for Adult Ed, Solihul College as well as running the Birmingham & Midlands NLP & Hypnosis Practice Group. Over the years Debbie has worked with all kinds of issues having been one of the therapists whom Paul McKenna referred clients to since attending the year long course at Kings College London in 1995 with Dr Richard Bandler. She then returned to assist on well over 50 NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner and other related courses. Debbie specialises in eating disorders, weight loss and food and drug addictions. Clients come from all over the world to work with her. Many come after watching her giving free helpful advice from her Youtube channel, they already feel they know her. Clients from Dubai, Korea, Finland, Ireland have travelled to see her. She is the author of over 30 self help NLP & hypnosis recordings and developer of the ‘Lean 4 Life’ programme.

Tanya Bunting

Student Liaison

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Tanya is a teacher at heart who loves to learn and enjoys working with children, teenagers and adults alike.
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After seventeen years in school leadership, Tanya took a career break during which she completed the NLP Practitioner Course with Dr Richard Bandler. “Listening to Richard and learning a wealth of strategies for learning and personal change, I was hooked! I couldn’t wait to return to the classroom or begin working with individual clients to share my skills. NLP taught me to manage my time and emotions in order to simultaneously enjoy full-time teaching, family life, new studies and begin writing for children in a stress free way. One thing lead to another…” Tanya is now a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Licensed Coach and one of our Supervisors.  She continues to teach and work with private clients of all ages to optimise learning and facilitate rapid personal change.  She has a background in skills support with a number of specialisms, including Personal and Career Coaching.  “I am proud and privileged to assist and supervise on the Foundation Course for Clinical Hypnotherapy at WCHN and look forward to meeting our new students”.

Ronald Linsley

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Ronald is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Licensed NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Coach based in Southampton.
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Ronald is also a Reiki Master, Spiritualist healer and Medium. He was previously a qualified (IPD) trainer working in all aspects of personal development as well as practical company applications; development included public speaking, presentation skills and interviewing techniques. “I have a lot of experience in theatre (including some television work – acting, dancing, singing, choreography), Ballroom and Latin American dancing as well as cabaret work”.

Michelle Clark 

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Michelle Clark is a ICCH supervisor, Licensed N.L.P. Master Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist.
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Michelle has experience of Mindfulness, Meditation, C.B.T. and The Alexander Technique. She is an enthusiastic, nurturing Primary School Teacher with 18 years experience. Michelle has educational management experience and loves to help others learn; she enjoys being a mentor, coach and support to many of her colleagues. Michelle uses the valuable experiences she has gained every day, both at work and in her personal life. She is known for her calm demeanour, thoughtfulness and determination to succeed.

Training Locations & Directions

Regents College

Our newest training facility is located in Central London and is a superb leaning environment. Below are several sets of directions & a map which we hope will allow you to find us. If you require additional information please contact us at least 24 hours before your course is due to start and we’ll do everything we can to help you.

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Exterior Photo of the ICCH Training Centre at Regents Park

Regents University London

Regent’s University London

Inner Cir,



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There is no parking on site, parking is available in Regents Park for a fee and there are various car parks locally for which there is a fee.

Details can be found on www.justpark.com

If you’re traveling by public transport, the nearest tube station is Baker Street on the Jubilee, Circle, Bakerloo, Hamersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines. As you exit Baker Street tube

  1. Turn left onto Marylebone Road
  2. Continue along Marylebone Road past Madam Tussauds
  3. Take the next left into York Gate
  4. Continue along York Gate into Regents Park and over the bridge
  5. The main entrance to the university is now on your left

Please note that the estimated journey time (by foot) from the station is 10 minutes

If you are coming from significantly further afield, international flights normally land at either London Heathrow Airport or London Gatwick Airport. Both of these airports are approximately a 60 minute drive / coach trip away from the center of London. Please do build this additional journey time into your travel plans.

The National Express coach service run a good national service that includes a stop at Victoria or Paddington. To view full details and ticket prices please click here to visit the National Express website.
There are no rooms available on site. However, this area of London does have plenty of hotels and accommodation options nearby. We recommend using a third party booking service (such as booking.com) to find a room at a good rate.

The Romney Centre

Our Practice Groups are normally run from The Romney Center in Southampton.  Below are several sets of directions & a map which we hope will allow you to find us. If you require additional information please contact us 24 hours before your course is due to start and we’ll do everything we can to help you.

The Romney Centre - Building Exterior

The Romney Centre

Southampton Train Station

Sat-Nav Address/Postcode:

61 The Avenue, Southampton. SO17 1XS


There is limited parking at The Romney Center itself for 15 vehicles, and additional on street parking is also available if required.

Trains to Southampton from London Waterloo take approximately 1 hour 14 minutes. The Romney Centre is a short taxi ride from Southampton Station or alternatively take the bus U1W from the station towards Swaything.  Alight at Stag Gates.  The Romney Centre is a few minutes walk from here.
The National Express coach service run a good national service that includes a stop in Southampton Town Centre. To view full details and ticket prices please click here to visit the National Express website.


“When it comes to training in clinical hypnotherapy, it is important to choose a college that is reputable, has the highest standards and experienced teachers.

There are so many hypnosis organisations around these days, so if you want to be assured that you are getting cutting edge training in clinical hypnotherapy, then, in my opinion, The International College of Clinical Hypnotherapy is the best place for you.”

Paul McKenna Ph.D

British Hypnotist & Author

“I have been fortunate to have studied Hypnotherapy with the Wessex College of Hypnotherapy and NLP (WCHN). During this time I have gained both the Foundation Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy and more recently the Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. The courses have been thorough and enjoyable and have been of benefit to me personally as well as enabling me to help others. Gloria is informative yet entertaining and this approach along with the relaxed environment helped to alleviate any nerves or reservations I may have had initially.” T Crookes

Lincolnshire – August 2015

“I have Trained with Tina, and assisted her and the Support Team for Dr Richard Bandler, John & Kathleen LaValle, and Paul McKenna, and she has passed on an immense knowledge of the field of NLP and Coaching to me. She is quite simply at the top of her field, an outstanding Trainer & Coach, and a fantastic person to boot” Tim Jones

“‪Tina is effective in what she does because she practices it on a daily basis herself – she “walks her talk”. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious and she is always happy to share her knowledge with you to help you move to the next level. She takes training to another level. Gill Harvey-Bush‬

Performance & Executive Coach‬

“I work in Sales, I was interested in learning hypnotic language patterns to improve my skills, however I got hooked on The Clinical Foundation Course, and went on to do the Diploma a year later.  Even then I just thought it was an amasing way to develop personally. When my friends and family learned what I was doing I had an endless supply o ‘Guinea Pigs’, and following a good level of success with the smokers I knew I started getting referrals. My sales rate has indeed improved, but I also make a very viable second income, from the comfort of my own home.” Mark Tyrell

“I have recently completed the Diploma course in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the Wessex College of Hypnotherapy and NLP. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it a great balance of theory and practical time. I feel that a course like this with the emphasis on practical experience is the best form of training. By practicing performing and receiving hypnotherapy in the safety of the classroom the student is supported to grow and adapt the traditional methods into a technique that is flexible and yet has their own individual style. There is a lot of support with the course work sections and the peer group discussions provide an opportunity to add value to the course in the form of a wider exploration not only of the topics but of the individuals viewpoints and thoughts. These discussions enable the students to discover more about themselves as well as the subject being discussed and researched. The Diploma in Clinical Hypnpotherapy at Wessex College is a great course with support that allows the student to develop easily not only as a hypnotherapist but also as an individual. Definitely recommended. Dr Lorna Rowe

What is Hypnotherapy?

Many people choose hypnotherapy as a last resort, have tried “everything else” from CBT to Psychoanalysis and whatever drugs are available form their doctors.  The patient new to hypnotherapy may be unsure as to exactly what it is, many believing that the all powerful hypnotist will put them into a trance and take away their problems. For some the only experience, knowledge they have of hypnosis is of the Stage Hypnotist.  The stage hypnotist is looking for a show stopping exhibition of hypnosis and will have great skills in choosing their subject and are constantly exploring new and more effective ways to entertain their audience. Hypnotherapists use hypnosis along with an understanding of therapeutic issues to help their patients achieve the changes they want in their lives with the use of trance inductions and direct suggestions. The only similarity between the hypnotherapist and stage hypnosis is that they both use the state known as trance and direct suggestions to persuade their subjects to follow their suggestions.

What is NLP?

NLP was created in the early 1970’s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder.  They were fascinated by what enabled some individuals to create results that surpassed those of all others.  At first they studied the field of therapy, there were three people that were renowned for getting dramatic results in very short periods of time they were the hypnotherapist, Milton Erickson, the creator of gestault therapy, Fritz Pearl and Family Therapist, Virginia Sirtir.  They used modelling techniques to discover what they did to create results, they modelled their physiology, how they used their body.  They modelled their internal thought processes and the way they structured their language, when they communicated with their clients.  When Richard and John used the model they had developed for themselves they got the same results as those they modelled. From this they created a toolbox of techniques that they called NLP. Although created by modelling therapists, NLP has applications beyond the field of therapy.  You could say therapy is a form of persuasion and influence.  A therapist enables someone to change their mind about something they have held onto for many many years. NLP has been described as an attitude and a methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques.  The attitude is one of curiosity and experimentation.  Curiosity that drives you to discover how someone does something and then a willingness to personally experiment, to discover what would happen when you did it.  The methodology is the very same modelling that created NLP in the first place. These then provide a set of techniques that produce specific results for yourself and others. I’ve also heard NLP described as soft wear for the mind, you have the most powerful computer on the planet between your ears and no one gave you an instruction manual.  Imagine buying the most powerful PC on the market at the moment and when you unpacked it there were no instructions. So many people think that their brain runs them rather than them running the brain.  NLP methodologies teaches you how to use your brain, how to run your mind so that you can get the results that you want consistently. It has been estimated that we received 310,000,000 bits of information every second of the day.  If we were to try to be consciously aware of all that information we’d go crazy, we’d be so overwhelmed.  Your mind filters the information as it comes in.  We filter the information in three ways, deletion, distortion and generalisation. Let me give you some examples for instance you are probably not aware of the feeling of your right shoe on your right foot, well at least you weren’t until I mentioned it.  Before I mentioned it your mind asked “do you need to be conscious of that information right now” and probably you didn’t so it deleted that information from your awareness.  This is also what is happening when you can’t find your keys anywhere until someone shows you they are right in front of you all the time.  For some reason your mind literally deleted the visual information coming into your eyes, in communications this is happening all the time. For example can you remember a time when you said something to someone and they acted as if you never said it.  They probably deleted what you said, children are good at this. The distortion filter literally changes the information coming in making something of it that its not.  A great example of that is when you wake up in the middle of the night convinced the noise you hear is a burglar.  You search the house and there’s no one there – you then realise that the sound is just the central heating system in your house cooling down, just like it does every night.  For some reason this time, your mind distorted it so well your heart was pounding with fear but it wasn’t real. In communication distortion is the reason for someone reacting in a totally unexpected way to something you said.  They literally created a whole new meaning for it. Now generalisations are the filter we use to create all isms ….  Isms like ageism, sexism, racism etc.  What happens is that someone does something and we generalise the behaviour across the all the people of the group that they belong to, tip offs to generalisations are words like always, everybody, never, everyone, no-one every time.  Doors are a great example of generalisations.  Have you ever tried to push and or pull a sliding door?  You can’t figure out why you can’t open it then all of a sudden you realise what you’ve been doing. How many of your generalisations prevent you from opening the door to get what you want? We all have different ways of filtering information and no one lives in quite the same world as you do.  With all this going on its amazing that we manage to communicate with each other at all. Have you ever wondered why the people we are closest too, our parents, loved one, our children let alone our business associates are so difficult to communicate with.   NLP teaches us how to recognise our own and others deletions, distortions and generalisations enabling us to cut through the tricks the mind play on us. This is just the beginning , we haven’t even scrapped the surface with what is possible To find out more and speak to a trainer please complete our form, we are happy to answer your questions and also to give you some practical advise and general information.

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