Senior Lecturers

Matthew CahillMatthew Cahill

Matthew Cahill is a Senior Lecturer at CPHT London and Plymouth. He is the founder of The Observatory Practice which is a full time successful practice housing some of the most experienced doctors and practitioners in the United Kingdom. Matthew also runs a busy practice in Harley Street, London.

Matthew achieved a distinction for his Master’s Degree in Business and Administration (MBA) at the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth. He also has an Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy (AHD), and an Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (Adv.DHP).  In 2006 he was awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Hypnotherapy Profession’ by APHP. He lectures on the HPD and SFBT courses and some of the main seminars on the CPD programme. Matthew is also a Hypnotherapy Supervisor, and the creator of the research and outcomes programme ‘CORP’.

Matthew is a Trustee for the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and Vice-Chair for the United Kingdom Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO) which is the government advisory board for hypnotherapy organisations.

Before training to become a hypnotherapist Matthew fulfilled the family traditional by joining the Royal Marines which he thoroughly enjoyed. He then went on to hold down various management roles within the corporate environment. He has a keen interest in Chinese healing and martial arts, and has studied these for over 30 years.

Matthew CahillJo Welsh

Jo Welsh is a graduate of CPHT, and a trainer and HPD assessor for CPHT Plymouth and London. Jo is the founder of the successful Tanglewood Practice in Plymouth, and also a member of the hypnotherapy team at the award-winning Observatory Practice. Jo also has an honours degree in English and Media, a Masters degree and a year of degree level study in Psychology.

Jo began teaching in 2000 with community performing arts workshops, and creative writing classes. She continued to be involved in community theatre and related projects for several years, encouraging people to discover their confidence and self-esteem through creative skills. In 2004, Jo began working for Victim Support where she became Deputy Manager for the Plymouth Witness Service, helping to recruit and train a large team of volunteers to assist victims of crime through court procedures. Jo has also worked as a Student Enabler at Plymouth University, supporting students with learning and mental health needs through their studies.

In 2009, Jo started working for Plymouth College of Art as a Tutor for a selection of film, video and creative writing courses, as well as an Academic Assistant for the Media and Television HND. A year later, she took on the lead role in a new apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media, which encompassed writing, teaching and assessing the course.  Alongside this, Jo was also co-managing two successful independent publishing companies based in Cornwall.

Throughout Jo’s career, and life, three key elements have always been present: creativity, a love of language, and the desire to help others discover the best of themselves. As a Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist, Jo is able to successfully bring these elements together on a daily basis in her work with clients. And now as a CPHT Trainer, she is delighted to help trainee practitioner find their confidence and skills as they work towards becoming successful hypnotherapists themselves.

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