Senior Lecturers

catherine-eland-cpht-liverpool-hypnotherapy-trainingCatherine Eland

Initially trained as a Radiographer at The Royal United Hospital in Bath, Catherine graduated in 1991 and went on to become a diagnostic Radiographer DCR (R). She then gained the higher certification in the Fundamentals of Mammography and has
worked as a Senior Radiographer and Mammographer at the Lancashire breast Unit based in Chorley since 2007.

Catherine is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist (HPD) and Hypnotherapy Supervisor. She runs flourishing Hypnotherapy practices in both Southport, Merseyside and Chorley Lancashire. Working as a therapist “helping people, help themselves” she finds both therapeutic and rewarding.

More recently, in September 2020 she completed the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma(AHD). This course has been assessed at a level 5 by NCFE. This is the highest qualification available for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists in the UK.

Catherine’s business knowledge developed from her 15 years experience working in the Motor Industry. She was trained initially in Sales and Marketing, fast tracked through all dealership departments to eventually become a Dealer Principal, working for Peugeot, Southport and latterly for the Volvo Dealership in Plymouth. She regards her time spent in this extremely challenging retail environment as vital, as it allowed her to achieve her full potential. She feels it gave her the skills and experience necessary to move forward in her life.

Her interest in hypnotherapy grew out of her observations of the way individuals faced with similar problems coped with trauma and stress. She was amazed when one of her colleagues attended hypnotherapy sessions for anxiety, the difference it made was a powerful indicator for Catherine. This was the catalyst that prompted her decision to train as a Hypnotherapist.

Still working as a Mammographer she decided to attend the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School. She chose CPHT, as the school teaches Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. This therapy is based on researched neuroscientific programmes that said, the more enjoyable the therapy is, the more likely it is to be successful.

The CPHT course syllabus and philosophy is solidly based on the experience and expertise of its founder David Newton. It facilitates results, encourages new strengths, and qualifies the case for transformation, not only for its clients.

CPHT teaches what works and practices what works, a philosophy that allows happy hypnotherapists help clients to become more confident and successful and overcome or cope with problems.

She is now part of the CPHT Liverpool, Preston and York Teams, she will be training students who like her, want to and will, make a difference. Her continued personal diligence and outward looking persona ensure her clients and students alike benefit from any and all new research and evidenced based changes.

She now lives in sunny Southport, Merseyside, is a real foodie and her golf is still an on-going project despite all her best efforts.


Charlotte Spillane
Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist
BA (Hons) PGCE, PGDip, HPD, MNCH (Reg) CNHC (Reg)

Charlotte has been a teacher for 25 years and a counsellor with the NSPCC for 7 years. She is passionate about helping others to fulfil their potential and this has defined her role as both a teacher and counsellor. As a teacher, she has taught across all age ranges, from Primary through to Secondary and she is also a Teacher-Trainer. She is committed to helping people take control of their lives, enabling them to make the changes that they wish to make and to find their inner ‘spark’.

Charlotte first became interested in Hypnotherapy when her daughter overcame her spider phobia through hypnotherapy and when, a few years later, she saw a hypnotherapist for insomnia. She found it incredible that this gentle therapy could have such powerful, life changing results and she began to read everything she could get her hands on. The more she read, the more interested she became and this ignited her passion in learning all she could about the neuroplasticity of the brain and the capacity for change.

Her leaning towards the science behind hypnosis drew her to training with The Clifton Practice (CPHT), a recognised Centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy in the UK which uses the most up to date research and neuroscience in combination with the very best of Solution Focused techniques, Brain based Therapy, CBT and NLP. The Clifton Practice also have their own Research Programme running to gather evidence of client outcomes which she was keen to be part of.

Charlotte runs a busy practice seeing clients in North Wales, Cheshire and internationally, via Skype. She holds the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), The Practitioner Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and The Diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy. She attends regular CPD and is currently taking the Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy. Her passion for hypnotherapy and teaching has led her full circle, and when Cathy invited her to join Clifton Practice, Liverpool as a senior lecturer, she leapt at the chance to enthuse the next generation of hypnotherapists.

On days off, she can be found with her husband and three children wandering along the beach somewhere, preferably in the direction of the nearest ice cream parlour.