The tutors

Your two training tutors have over 55 years of collective experience in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

Their varied backgrounds add different depths and elements to the AHH course. Their individual areas of expertise will take you on an exciting journey of personal development as a student, and as an individual.

Costa Lambrias


“One of the 10 leading hypnotherapists in Britain” is how the Independent on Sunday described Costa Lambrias.  After 20 years as a practising healer, Costa formally trained and qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist in 1990.

For the past 27 years, Costa has devised his own unique therapeutic processes, working with clients under the banner Costa describes as “therapy with consciousness”. This entails the therapist having an appreciation of the human condition and each person’s potential to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Most importantly, it involves having an understanding of how trauma, abuse, and suppressed emotions impact not only on the mind, but also on the body.

Specialising in building confidence and self-esteem, Costa devised a unique therapy called Inner Child Therapy which centres around treating the difficult mental and emotional memories stored in both the conscious and unconscious mind from the early years and adolescence. He has used this therapy to transform the lives of hundreds of people and has taught and trained hypnotherapists and psychotherapists around the world to use his process.

Costa’s experience and reputation in hypnotherapy have gained him recognition in the UK and abroad. Costa has appeared on national and local TV and radio, and in newspapers and magazines. His expertise and enthusiasm for his subject matter have meant he is much in demand as a post-graduate tutor, regular workshop and seminar presenter at many UK hypnotherapy conferences, and as an international trainer.

Costa is the co-founder and former Chairman of the Hypnotherapy Association and sits on the current Board. He is also the Author of Human Doing & Human Being - The Evolutionary Self-Help Guide to Achieving Your Life's Outer & Inner Purpose NOW.

Costa is passionate about Consciousness and therefore you will experience a leap and growth in your spiritual awareness that will not only benefit you and the inner purpose to your life but also those who interact with you personally and professionally. As one graduate succinctly put it:  "I defy anyone not to change."

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Susan Leigh

MNCH (Acc), MISM, MHA (Reg Hyp), ACH (Qual) 

Susan is an accredited Member of the Stress Management Society, Member of the Hypnotherapy Association and a Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (Accredited). She is a highly respected counsellor and hypnotherapist and a long established contributor to national and local BBC radio, discussing topics as diverse as dreams, abuse and has been the “Agony Aunt” to listeners who phone the radio station. Apart from being a regular contributor to local and national BBC radio stations, including Radio 5 Live, Susan has also appeared regularly on national television such as BBC Breakfast. Susan also writes regularly for many local, national and international websites, including The Huffington Post, as well as for several business, women's and fitness magazines.

Susan has been helping individuals, couples and businesses since 1988 when she set up Lifestyle Therapy with her husband. After being widowed at the age of 39, Susan took over the practice full time. 

Prior to working as a counsellor and hypnotherapist, Susan worked for many years with a blue chip company and has experienced the stresses of balancing a corporate and personal life. She works with individuals, helping them cope better with stress and the pressures of daily life; with couples to provide relationship counselling and improve communications; and in business to provide support to management, staff members and teams. She specialises in treating women with unexplained infertility and also with managing the experience of childbirth.

Susan has written two books: Dealing with Death, Coping with the Pain and Dealing with Stress, Managing its Impact.

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Sharon is an accredited Counsellor Psychotherapist and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She studied Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) at the University of Chester, has a Diploma in Counselling amongst many other qualifications, and most recently qualified in Advanced Holistic Hypnotherapy.

Sharon has 15 years’ experience as a practitioner, working for the NHS, providing welfare support in Primary, Secondary and Further education, and local businesses. She has worked extensively in the voluntary sector for Child Talk, the Samaritans, Rape Crisis and Bereavement Care.

Sharon believes each individual’s mental health must be given the same priority as their physical health needs. She is passionate about providing a warm and friendly atmosphere for therapy and demystifying the counselling experience. Her “Person Centred” approach is very much solution focussed. She is a dedicated practitioner renowned for her ability to connect with “hard to reach” clients. Sharon specialises in CBT, Child Psychology, Play Therapy, Family Therapy, and working with Depression and Anxiety, but is also qualified and experienced in a range of other therapeutic modalities. She is a sought after practitioner - her reputation alone accounts for all her referrals!

With presentation and interpersonal skills developed through a previous career as an entertainer, Sharon has a natural ability to connect with an audience when teaching, as well as with clients in one-to-one sessions. The Academy is proud to appoint Sharon as our new Student Liaison Officer to ensure that any students’ queries are resolved. Furthermore, because of Sharon’s wealth of experience in Counselling, Sharon has been invited to lead the Introduction to Counselling Skills module.

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The tutors are grounded and down-to-earth and have a wealth of knowledge and experience on the subject... it is amazing to be hypnotising people and feeling good about the hypnotic process as a whole from day one.
The wealth of knowledge from both Costa and Susan makes this course unique, one-of-a-kind, and it is an honour to have been able to train with them.
The practicality of the course leaves you confident in your abilities to carry out the therapies. In this course the teachers are there in heart and soul and with you every step of the way. Changed my life! The best investment I have made.
What I particularly liked about the AHH Diploma Course were:
- the varied content
- fantastic techniques that work
- supportive group
- you! There’s no-one quite like Costa! You have an amazing voice too!

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