Meet the trainers
Karen Bartle completed her MSc in Health Psychology in 2010 and her degree in Psychology in 1998. Since completing her first degree her job roles, and the client groups she has worked with, have been varied. She worked as a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, teaching undergraduate students on the British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited BSc Hons Psychology course and the BA Nursing course (adult mental health route). She taught subjects such as health and abnormal psychology, research methods, biological foundations of behaviour and psychological development of the child.
Karen also worked as a graduate psychologist in the NHS working with residents, staff and carers in an inpatient unit for people with severe and enduring mental health issues including schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Karen was also a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing assessment and intensive support for individuals and their carers/family living with autistic spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. Here, service users posed significant challenges to their network of support and were at risk of causing harm to themselves and/or others and losing their placements. Karen also worked as a counsellor with victims of crime and with adult offenders being supervised by the probation service.
Since qualifying in hypnotherapy in 2006, Karen has worked in private practice supporting clients with a wide range of issues. Her clinical qualifications include a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Master Practitioner of NLP. She is a clinical member and accredited hypnotherapy supervisor with the Australian Hypnotherapy Association.
Before permananetly moving to Australia, Paul started professional life as a Psychologist in the UK. He obtained a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology in 1998, and a PhD in Psychology in 2001 from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Paul's training experience includes teaching Psychology and BA Nursing undergraduates at Sheffield Hallam University. He has published papers in academic journals and presented a paper at an international conference on language and gender at Stanford University, California.
In his clinical work, Paul uses hypnotherapy, NLP, coaching, and EMDR. He works with a wide spectrum of issues, most often for low confidence and self-esteem, phobia, stress and sleeping problems. He is an approved supervisor with the Australian Hypnotherapists Association and General Hypnotherapy Register, UK.
His clinical qualifications are Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Certificate in Hypnotherapeutic Supervision, EMDR Part 3, Master Practitioner of Timeline Re-Patterning and NLP Master Practitioner. He has trained in NLP Modelling with the one of the co-founders of NLP, John Grinder.