The Learning Curve Studio Team

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



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 worked as a programme director and trainer for the London deanery for many years. He works as an appraiser for doctors in general practice and has mentored and supported physicians associates. He is currently the managing director of Petersfield Screening which provides occupational medical support to corporate clients and has extensive experience of the financial, pharmaceutical and tertiary education sectors.


He is a founder member and Chairman of the British Association of Medical Hypnosis. A past consultant for the Institute of Personnel and Development in workplace stress, he has also trained HR professionals and worked with corporate bodies including Aventis Pharma, Axial Automotive, Anheuser Busch and Lloyds TSB Women’s group. 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.

Kevin James

DipHyp AH


Kevin has studied a variety of hypnotherapy techniques and protocols including early-age regression, having trained with some of the top trainers in the field of hypnosis. His successful private hypnotherapy practice in London specialised in the Stop Smoking in One Hour technique.


He is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and an NLP trainer, and he studied extensively with the co-creator of NLP, Dr Richard Bandler. He has also trained in Neuro-Semantics, Emotion Replacement Therapy and Mesmerism. He has been a co-trainer on hypnotherapy diploma courses and taught specialist hypnosis workshops.

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.