Dr Leslie Brann

.Dr Leslie Brann

Consultant Hypnotherapist

Dr Brann recently retired after 30 years as a GP in Boreham, Essex. He used hypnotherapy as part of his practice throughout that time and is currently President of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)

Dr Brann’s first degree was in Applied Biology and he worked as a Clinical Biochemist before studying medicine at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital London. Having completed GP training in Chelmsford, Dr Brann became a partner in Boreham & Hatfield Peverel Practice, where he remained until his retirement in 2014.
During that time, Dr Brann held various posts: chair of the Mid Essex GPAC, Chair of Chelmsford PCG, Chair of EGPC and GP member of Mid Essex CCG.
Dr Brann practiced hypnotherapy throughout his time as a GP. He obtained the Accreditation of BSCAH in 1985, was amongst the first cohort to obtain the post graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (1990) from Sheffield University and went on to obtain the Master’s Degree (MMedSci 1996), both with distinction. He became President of BSCAH in 2010. He was instrumental in the preparation of a definitive new textbook on hypnotherapy for the society, being one of the editors and a major contributor to ‘The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis’, Brann, Owens, Williamson (eds) 2012 Wiley.

Hypnotherapy for:
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Psychosomatic problems
• Medically unexplained symptoms
• Chronic pain
• Victims of abuse
• PTSD
• Psychosexual problems
• Phobias
• Obstetrics & infertility.


Dr Nicholas Cooper

.Dr Nicholas Cooper

Consultant Hypnotherapist

I retired as a GP after 30 years in practice in Danbury in April 2013. I also worked as a Medical Assistant at Farleigh Hospice for 17 years.
In 1999, I gained a Diploma in Care of the Dying, the Bereaved and their Families at Middlesex University. I started practising Medical Hypnosis after the Foundation Course in 2011 and gained my BSCAH Accreditation in 2014. I also worked in the NHS Boreham Hypnosis Clinic from 2013-2015.

I qualified at London Hospital Medical College in 1978 and participated in a GP training scheme based around Harold Wood/Basildon Hospitals, undertaking my GP training year in Doddinghurst.
During my 30 years as a GP Partner, I had many medical interests. I was on the Relate Committee, the Psychiatric Division, the board of Farleigh Hospice, and I was Cancer Lead for the local primary care trust. With Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Acharrya, I started a joint Psychiatric Clinic at Danbury Surgery. Lee House Surgery was the first practice in Mid-Essex to have in house counsellors.
As a result of my interest in psychiatric care/counselling, I became interested in Medical Hypnosis. My one regret is leaving it so long before I took this course as I really appreciate the beneficial effect hypnotherapy has on my patients.

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Psychosomatic problems
• Pain management
• Victims of abuse
• PTSD
• Phobias
• Ante-natal anxiety, nausea and vomiting
• Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
• Eating disorders, especially bulimia
• Palliative care.
• IBS


Karen Mackrodt

.Karen Mackrodt

BSC (Hons) in Health studies and a Masters in Pain management

Consultant Hypnotherapist

I am a Registered Nurse with a post graduate diploma from University College London on Clinical Medical Hypnosis. I successfully undertook a BSC (Hons) in Health Studies and a Masters in Pain Management before training in hypnosis. I previously worked with patients using hypnosis at the Laurels GP surgery at Boreham and I have contributed and co-edited the ‘Chronic Pain Management’ book by Wiley.

I trained as a Registered Nurse at Scarborough General Hospital before moving to Oxford to study Orthopaedic Nursing. I then came to Chelmsford in 1987. I have had a varied professional life as a Theatre and Recovery Sister, then as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pain Management, gaining a Master’s in the subject.
I have been using Medical Hypnosis within my practice for the past eight years, working with a small team in a primary care setting within a GP practice. I have presented hypnotherapy papers at national and international conferences.

• Pain management
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Phobias
• Body image
• Antenatal anxiety, nausea and vomiting
• Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Abuse
• IBS
I also have a wealth of experience with problems which are not be included in this list.