Faculty and Tutors

sandra_westland_cctsCollege Director & CCTS Founder - Bestselling Author, Speaker, Therapist & Trainer

Dr Sandra Westland MA, B Ed (hons), Adv Dip.Hyp/Psych, UKCP Registered, FACHPC, MGHR, FMHPA, MHA, MUKHR, Adv PICT Therapist, NLP Practitioner,
MA in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling (New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling)

Sandra is an Advanced Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist and has been a practicing since 1999. She worked for many years in education as a highly qualified senior teacher in a secondary school, leaving to become a full time therapist where she divided her time between successful private practice and work at a private psychiatric hospital. She is now a full time hypnotherapist, psychotherapist and NLP Practitioner and has been training people in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling for the past 15 years where she has helped to develop courses that allow people to flourish and learn to become reflective and highly competent therapists.

Sandra has completed both a Masters degree and Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is the co-author of #1 Bestseller Healing from the Other SideThinking Therapeutically, and The Midas Touch, and author of Smashing Your Glass Ceiling.

Sandra is a Registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the Hypnotherapy Association, and the General Hypnotherapy Register and has completed training in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling, Cognitive and Behavioral Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy and also Analytical Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy. She has also trained to an advanced level in many different forms of Psychotherapy, including Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Inner Child therapy and has attended workshops in specialist forms of therapy such as Transactional Hypno-Analysis and Transactional Therapy. Sandra is also an Advanced Practitioner in Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT).

As well as a founder of CCTS, Sandra is a regular tutor for the certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses, and assists in both the running of courses and the academic development of Contemporary College. Sandra is the College Internal Verifier.

Contact Sandra at sandra@contemporarycollege.com

tom_barber_cctsCourse Director & CCTS Founder - Bestselling Author, Speaker, Therapist & Trainer

Dr Tom Barber MA, DHp, DSC, MPNLP, UKCP Registered, MGHR, MSEA, Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice, FAETC,
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling (Roehampton University)

Tom is a Registered Integrative, Existential, Analytical and Cognitive Psychotherapist, as well as a Master NLP Practitioner and Trainer and Life Coach. He is a Registered Member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, and a Senior Member of The General Hypnotherapy Register (SQHP), as well as a qualified Further and Adult Education Teacher (FAETC).

Tom has spent over two decades in full time practice in London and Essex as an Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Existential Psychotherapist and Integrative Counsellor. His other studies have included 2 years training in Jungian Counselling and Psychotherapy to Diploma level with the European College, training in Advanced Hypnohealing and he has also trained for 2 years in Rogerian Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Integrative Psychotherapy to Masters degree level. He holds a Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy and is the co-author of #1 Bestseller Healing from the Other Side, Thinking Therapeutically, and The Midas Touch, and the author of The Book on Back Pain.

Tom enjoys giving lectures and workshops in the UK and Internationally. His workshops and courses have gained International acclaim and he has been invited to lecture at conferences, symposiums and universities in France, Spain, Romania, Estonia, U.S.A., Mexico, Russia and China, where he was recorded giving therapy via an interpreter in one of the first public televised shows of therapy to be screened. He was awarded The Diploma of Excellence for outstanding scientific contributions in psychology, by the University of Constanta, Romania, at the International Conference "From Knowledge to Intervention in Psychology".

Tom is the co-founder of THA, a pioneering approach to Transpersonal Psychology in which he has lectured worldwide and is also the founder of The MINDMASTER Method™

As a founder of CCTS, Tom tutors on the certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses, and assists in both the curriculum development and running of courses at Contemporary College.

Contact Tom at tom@contemporarycollege.com

Lead Teaching Team

tinatilmouth-picture (2015_08_14 07_34_34 UTC)Tina Tilmouth RGN, M.SC (Nursing) B.Ed, Advanced Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Master NLP.

Tina is a freelance writer, a higher education lecturer in Health and Social Care, Early years and Counselling and has a private practice as a counsellor and hypnotherapist. With over twenty five years of experience in all sectors of education and nursing, she now writes on a diverse range of health care related subjects. Her publications include various distance learning courses as well as text books.

AngelaHale-picture (2015_08_14 07_34_34 UTC)Angela Hale AdvDipIHP (CCTS), GQHP, MNLP, GHR

Angela has achieved the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and the Master Practitioner Certificate in NLP. She has also attained her Certificate in Counselling and is currently working towards the completion of her Diploma in Integrative Counselling, all with CCTS. She has returned as an assistant with the college while continuing to attend CPD courses.

As well as training with CCTS for her new career, Angela works as a Marketing Manager and is able to utilise her psychotherapeutic and NLP skills to mentor and motivate the professionals with whom she works. Angela also runs a part-time practice as an integrative therapist in Surrey.

nicki_masonNicki Mason DIHP (CCTS), PNLP, MGHR, TFT Ag.

Nicki completed studying for the Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy in 2009 and is currently working towards her Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy. She is in her second year of the Diploma in Integrative Counselling with CCTS and regularly attends CPD courses.

Before training with CCTS, Nicki worked in the catering industry running her own business. More recently she has been involved in the setting up and running of a successful group of chiropractic clinics.
Nicki currently divides her time between the chiropractic clinics and her practice as an Integrative Therapist in North East Essex.

jure-bProfessor Jure Biechonski MSc (Counselling Psychology) PGCE

Jure is an experienced Counselling Psychologist and is the founder and director of SACH International (School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy) Jure is currently completing his PhD in Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Jure has over 25 years of practice as a psychotherapist and 9 years study of hypnotherapy and NLP to an advanced level. As a psychotherapist Jure uses hypnotherapy as a tool to accelerate the therapeutic process by accessing the subconscious mind. His qualifications and extensive studies have provided him with a wide scope of various counselling and hypnotic techniques, which ensures a high success rate among his clients.

Tash_WebNatasha Bee B.Ed Hons, DIHP, GQHP, MGHR, Dip. Couns, MBACP (Acc).

Natasha Bee is a successful integrative therapist based in Chelmsford, serving clients from all over Essex. She also currently tutors for Contemporary College.

Natasha has a background in mainstream education and today combines a successful practice based in Chelmsford, with employment at a private psychiatric hospital, providing help to young people suffering emotional and behavioural difficulties.

She is a member of the GHR and an Accredited Member of BACP.

Tanya_WebTanya Colley BA (Hons), MBACP, GHR Reg, LNCP, FACHPC, GQHP, Dip. Counselling, Dip. Hypno-Psychotherapy (UKCHP)

Tanya has an employment background which has encompassed many environments - from the theatre to a City company where she spent many years involved with personnel, employment law and human resources.

Tanya runs her private practice in Cornwall. As well as continuing to teach as a guest lecturer for Contemporary College, she also lectures/tutors Counselling Studies at Certificate and Foundation Degree level.

Tanya continues to attend study groups, workshops and seminars on a regular basis, and is currently working towards accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Tanya often makes guest appearances, when not engaged in her writing.

MarcMedinaFinalDr Marc Medina - MA, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, BACP (Accredited) Counsellor & Psychotherapist, UKRCP.

Marc is a UKCP Registered and BACP Accredited Existential Psychotherapist in private practice. He also works for the NHS as a staff therapist and group supervisor for multi disciplinary psychiatric teams at Broadmoor hospital. He is carrying out research, using IPA methodologies, in the field of recovery from alcohol addiction. He is particularly interested in examining how this route to sobriety within the AA paradigm impacts upon the everyday lives of its long term sober members; the choices they make, the difficulties they encounter and their felt sense of personal freedom.

Marc teaches Group Work and Existential therapy courses at CCTS and holds a Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC).

Richard_WebRichard Reid MBACP (Acc), MGHR, MISMA, Dip Integrative Hyp. Psych, Diploma in Counselling (UKCHP)

Richard is a professionally qualified counsellor, hypno-psychotherapist and mediator. He is also an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the International Stress Management Association (ISMA).

He has trained with a number of professional organisations including the Centre for Stress Management, Regents College and the National Centre for Eating Disorders.
Richard's professional areas of expertise include Stress management, Eating Disorders, Trauma counselling and EMDR.

He is also a regular tutor for Contemporary College.

monica_web_pic_colourMonica Varo DIHP (CCTS), GQHP, IHP, PNLP, MNLP, TFTP

Monica has completed her studies for her Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, and the Diploma in Counselling and Master Practitioner Certificate in NLP, all with CCTS. She has returned as an assistant with the college while continuing to attend CPD courses.

Before her training with CCTS for her new career she worked in the leisure industry and in the accounts department for a haulage company, until she successfully set up her own domestic and commercial cleaning company, which allowed her to follow her dream and study to become a therapist.

Monica is currently in full time practice as an integrative therapist in Watford and Rickmansworth.

Michael_Shuff_-_Marketing_Consultant2Michael Shuff
Marketing & Public Relations Consultant

At Contemporary College, our own CIM-qualified marketing consultant, Michael Shuff, continues to help us grow our College through effective Marketing Planning and by improving our practical marketing communications work.

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