About Us

About CCTS

Contemporary College offers a variety of courses that start at the 6 day foundation Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis & NLP, through to the 11 month Practitioner Level Diploma. So, if you would like to have a taster of what our courses are like and at the same time learn many skills that will help you and those you know, then you can begin at a level that suits you.

If you wish to continue after the introductory Certificate onto the Diploma programme, and train to be a practitioner (which many do) you can advance at an accelerated pace.

As well as our courses in Clinical Hypnosis & NLP and Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy, CCTS also trains students in Life Coaching. This discipline adds even more depth to the practitioner’s skills, helping in the management of longer-term work with a wide variety of clients, and in a wider variety of settings.

Contemporary College courses are accredited and validated by many of the most prestigious registering bodies in the UK. This means that you can be confident that in choosing our training you will enjoy easy access to all that these bodies have to offer, including special insurance, newsletters and professional recognition.

Contemporary College Courses in Clinical Hypnosis & NLP and Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy are validated by The General Hypnotherapy Register. Additionally we are members of the Hypnotherapy Association.

Meet the Founders and Directors

Dr Sandra Westland and Dr Tom Barber founded Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies in 2006, from a passion to run integrated training courses in Hypnotherapy, NLP, Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching, as they knew the real tangible difference it makes to those seeking help when they employ the services of therapists that are trained in such a unique blend of knowledge and skills.


Dr Sandra Westland

Founder & Director


Dr Tom Barber

Founder & Director

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