Meet the team

Professor Ursula James

Professor Ursula James

Visiting Professor of Clinical Hypnosis, Robert Gordon University


In addition to being the only professor of Clinical Hypnosis in the UK, Ursula James is a visiting teaching fellow at Oxford University Medical School, and a patron of both Anxiety UK (formerly the National Phobics Society) and the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV).


She has written and presented lectures at a number of medical schools throughout the UK including Oxford University Medical School, where she pioneered the first course in clinical hypnosis and its application specifically for medical students. She has given lectures worldwide on the use of clinical hypnosis, stress management, and goal setting techniques for use in medical practice.


Ursula is also a former member of the international advisory board of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice (formerly Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery) and a Foundation Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

Phil Benjamin PDCHyp  FBSCH  FHEA

Honorary Senior Tutor, St George's Medical School, University of London (2006 - 2009)


Phil Benjamin is a widely experienced clinical hypnotherapist and hypnotherapy lecturer. He is a Fellow of the British Society for Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH).


In his central London practices he uses hypnotherapy to help resolve a vast range of issues, and encourage patients to bring out the best in themselves. He is a qualified pilot and so gives special attention to flying phobics and has a very successful treatment regimen. He also has a reputation for the treatment of certain male sexual issues whether one-on-one or via his CDs, which are available from the Ursula James Store (


After becoming a senior lecturer at the LCCH, he left in order to take hypnotherapy training to the medical profession. He is now qualified to teach university students and lectures or has lectured at most of the UK's medical schools including Oxford, Cambridge, St Georges and QMUL, London.

Dr Mark Feldman



Dr Feldman is a senior partner in a general medical practice and is a trainer responsible for GP registrars with the London Deanery, University of London.


He is a founder member, and Chairman of, the British Association of Medical Hypnosis. A consultant for the Institute of Personnel and Development in workplace stress, he also trains HR professionals and works with corporate bodies including Aventis Pharma, Axial Automotive, Anheuser Busch and Lloyds TSB Women’s group, among others. In addition, Dr Feldman is a co-founder of the Expert System Smoking Cessation programme and is involved in research into the use of clinical hypnosis in habit breaking.

Tod Cury



Tod Cury has, for nearly 40 years, been involved with healthcare in various roles, including clinical settings, pharmaceuticals and healthcare IT. He has a private clinical practice in central London helping patients to overcome a variety of personal issues, achieving personal transformation and development. Tod is also currently the principal and programme director at the London based International College of Clinical Hypnosis Practitioners.


In addition to being a graduate of the School of Aerospace Medicine and the University of Maryland in the USA, Tod is also a qualified lecturer and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy having been awarded with distinction a post graduate certificate (PGCert) in learning and teaching from the University of West London. He is a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH), the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Richard Allsopp

PDChyp MBSCH BSc (Hons) Psychology


Richard sees a variety of clients in his practice and specialises in Sports Psychology, having played rugby for 25 years and practicing Krav Maga and Aiki Jujitsu. He also works with veterans of the armed forces - and emergency services personnel.


He teaches Clinical Hypnosis in Medicine , Stress Management , Personal Development and Mindfulness at a number of medical schools across the UK.


Richard has also hosted radio shows and produced voice over work for a number of blue chip clients.