Trainers at Kent College of Hypnotherapy

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pat_smPatricia Whitson
D Hyp, MBSCH.(dist) MTHA. Cert Adv. Kines

Founder and Principal of The Kent College of Hypnotherapy and Trainer

She is also one of the trainers and ongoing writer of the material and content of the courses as it continues to evolve. She also developed the training in The Psychology of Selves ©. She gained her diploma in 1993 and followed this with an Advanced Diploma and Distinction awarded by The British Medical Hypnotherapy Examination Board . She also worked within the National Health in an honorary capacity with hypnosis with Professor Matthew within Mental Health. Her private practice and training includes Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, NLP, Relationships, Psychology of Selves Counseling, EFT, EMDR, stress management and Kinesiology. She specializes in Stop Smoking, weight control, phobias and emotional problems especially low self esteem and confidence. She also works with women for successful pregnancy and easier childbirth. She loves working with children who are very receptive to hypnotherapy and NLP.

She has worked in a number of fields including Sales and Marketing, Secretarial, and also Teacher at the Adult Education for various Self Development Courses such as Power of Positive Thinking, CBT for Assertiveness, and Introduction to Life Coaching and Management Training. Her main aim and purpose is to help encourage people to be more responsible for their health, and emotional wellbeing and to teach hypnotherapy and healing to as many people as possible through courses, books and one to one sessions.

Pat also runs her own private therapy practice in Kent.  Mind Connections Therapy Practice offers an integrated approach through a range of  therapies.  For further information, please visit


Virginia WVIRGINIA-SNAPSHOT_smalter-Bellue BA Hons, Adv Dip Hyp, KCH, MTHA, PLTA, MGHR, Adv. Cert Kin

Vice Principal of The Kent College of Hypnotherapy and Trainer

Virginia trained at The Kent College of Hypnotherapy where she gained her Advanced and Post Graduate Diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Psychology of Selves, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and related studies. She is now Vice Principal of the College and has continued to teach while running a well established private practice for fifteen years specialising in Past Life Regression and Future Life Progression. She also deals with a wide range of issues including habits, weight loss, relationships, anxiety and confidence, phobias, loss, panic and stress related disorders. In addition Virginia qualified in Kinesiology at the John Logue College of Applied Kinesiology. She uses an integrated approach in her private practice utilising Hypnotherapy, EFT, and Kinesiology muscle testing to eliminate problems, with quicker results.

Virginia has recently worked from an NHS Doctor’s Practice, and is a full registered member of The Hypnotherapy Association, a member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners, and a member of The Past Life Therapists Association. She is also a member of The Institute for Learning, is CRB checked and fully insured.

In addition, as a Tutor at Kent Adult Education, Virginia also teaches Introduction to Hypnotherapy, The Power of Positive Thinking, Relaxation, Assertiveness and EFT. From a former career as a Managing Art Editor at a top London Publishing House, Virginia’s passion for Holistic Therapies goes back over twenty years. She is currently writing books on Hypnotherapy and related therapies, and intuitive stories for children.

For more information about Virginia please visit her website:


kay best photo-smallKay Best  Adv Dip Hyp. MHA. GHSR. CMA.

Research and Development Director of The Kent College of Hypnotherapy and Trainer

Kay Best Adv Dip Hyp.MHA.GHSR.CMA is a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist.  Kay gained her Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with The Kent College of Hypnotherapy, where she also teaches.  She lives in Kent and has two grown up children.  Kay specialises in Weight Control; Stop Smoking; Infertility; Obstetrics and Childbirth; Pain Management; Depression, Inner Child work and working with children. Kay also specialises in Parts therapy after training with Roy Hunter the man who pioneered this excellent therapy that can be used for most issues with effective and quick changes. Kay has been qualified in Hypnotherapy and associated therapies  for over 10 years.

Kay is also a psychic medium and has worked with spirit over a number of years. Having seen many clients with recommendations and testimonials. Kay also works at a number of psychic, pamper and holistic fairs all over Kent on a regular basic.




Susan Ricketts_sSusan Ricketts Bsc (Hons) degree in Clinical Hypnosis, Diploma of Higher Education Clinical Hypnosis, Adv Dip Clinical Hypnosis. GQHP, PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS,

Trainer for The Kent College of Hypnotherapy specialising in CBT

Gained the QTLS award (awarded by the Institute for Learning) and Dip Life Coaching. Susan completed her degree in Clinical Hypnosis at St Mary’s University London and the DTLLS teaching qualification at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Susan runs a private practice working with adults and children suffering with anxiety disorders including OCD, phobias, general anxiety disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia, PTSD, health anxiety, depression and stress related disorders. Susan teaches for The Kent College of Hypnotherapy.

Susan is a listed GHR supervisor and holds the following memberships: The HA, GHR and the CNHC.





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