Teija Barr

Practitioner of Complimentary Therapies, Lecturer
Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist (GHR, CNHC, BSCH)

TEIJA BARR  MSc (in Clinical Hypnotherapy)
MCH, SQHP, PGDipHyp, PDCBHyp, MBSCH, DipHb, Cert NLP Trainer, MPNLP, Dip.CBT.Coach
"I help my clients achieve results in the shortest time possible and teach self-help techniques to enable my clients work on issues independently long after they leave my treatment room".
Teija runs her private practice in South-East London where she sees client's for one-to-one therapy and coaching sessions. She also provides consultancy service for Corporates in London and sees clients regularly at their work premises for therapy and coaching sessions, runs training courses and lectures. She is an external consultant for BP's Occupational Therapy Team at London Canary Wharf, running regular workplace mindfulness and  stress reduction sessions, weight loss and hypnobirthing groups and workshops.
In addition to her work as a private therapist, Teija leads the delivery of high quality professional tuition in clinical hypnosis as the Principal of ICH Clinical Hypnosis Training. The ICH was founded in 1994 and is recognised as one of the UK’s foremost training colleges for clinical hypnotherapists. Leading a team of highly qualified professionals and overseeing the tuition of Clinical Hypnotherapists who graduate through the ICH each year is Teija's personal way of contributing to the field of hypnosis. Ensuring that only those students, who meet the highest standards and ethical considerations established by the ICH, graduate as Clinical Hypnotherapists through this organisation. Teija also lectures on the ICH Foundation and Professional Courses in the UK and in Finland and on NLP Master Practitioner courses in Finland. She is the current Chairman of the Finnish Association of Hypnosis.

Teija is an active member of The Royal Society of Medicine, keeping up to date on professional developments and often volunteers as an assistant of NLP and Hypnotherapy courses. She participated over a 2-year period as a mentor in a Young Leadership Programme as part of the London Olympic Games, helping teenagers enable their leadership potential. 

Teija believes in helping individuals perform better in their professional and personal lives by teaching how their beliefs  influence their thoughts, emotions and behaviour. She believes in helping individuals lead better balanced lives, by resolving anxiety and inner conflicts and getting rid of unwanted and unhelpful  habits in order to replace them with more beneficial ones.  She believes that anyone who is willing, can! Furthermore, Teija understands the importance of relieving stress through deep relaxation of the body and mind and teaches on subconscious level how to prevent stress, build stamina and how take care of oneself. Her Workplace Group Relaxation Sessions  are incredibly popular and have helped many busy professionals let go of worries, de-stress and to re-energise.

Teija uses Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Hypnosis, NLP, CBT (REBT) as well EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), EMI (Eye  Movement Integration) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing) to help her clients overcome vast number of issues such as stress, anxiety, fears and phobias, lack of self-esteem and confidence, poor performance, and helps them meet their personal and professional goals. She also offers Reiki treatments to those clients who seek this therapeutic healing system.

She is a passionate learner and continues to keep her skills up-to-date through on-going professional development.

Education and Academic Background
Teija holds  MSc (Distinction) in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the University of West London, where she completed Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis combining Practitioner as well as Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy studies prior to her degree. She also holds a Master Clinical Hypnotherapist (MCH) award with the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis (now known as ICH Clinical Hypnosis Training), is an  EFT Practitioner, a Hypnobirthing Teacher and a Master Practitioner of Indirect Ericksonian Hypnosis.
She is a Certified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Trainer and Consultant and a NLP Master Practitioner holds a diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy  (CBT) Coaching and is a trained Clean Coach (Clean with Emergent Knowledge, Clean Language, gutting edge coaching methods developed by David Grove). Teija also is a qualified Reiki Practitioner and a Reiki Master Teacher (Usui/Reiki Ryoho Holy Fire III and Holy Fire III Karuna)
Teija's background is in Electronic Engineering, and as a Project Management Professional and Prince 2 Certified Practitioner, she gained over 20 years of experience in working in the Investment Banking and the Energy Trading Technology in the City of London Financial Sector. During this time she worked in Programme and Project Management roles, managing teams of varying sizes, from 2 to 120 people, around the world.
Her extensive experience in working for multinational companies in demanding delivery roles  and  exposure into the modern corporate culture has given her deep understanding and training-on-the-job to the stresses and issues people face at work. She became initially interested in Neurolinguistic Programming and other coaching techniques in order to balance her own personal and professional life and soon realised she could use these techniques effectively to help her teams and colleagues perform better at work and feel better about themselves. Her passion and ability to help people make significant transformations in their lives lead her undergo extensive training and to her choice of career today. Alongside work, she is completing her Doctorate in Health Sciences at the University of West London and Counselling Diploma at Lambeth College.
As a Senor Practitioner (SQHP) of The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and The Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH), British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) and the Association of the ICH, she abides by their code of ethics and confidentiality.



  • MSc Clinical Hypnotherapy with Distinction (UWL)
  • MCH (Master Clinical Hypnotherapist -ICH)
  • DHP (Advanced, Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - ICH)
  • DCH (Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy – ICH)
  • PGDip Clinical Hypnosis  (UWL) including:
    • PDHyp (Practitioner Hypnosis )
    • PDCBHyp (Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist)
  • Dip.Master. I.Hyp. E.Psy (Master Practitioner Diploma in The Covert Advanced Psychotherapeutic Strategies & Creative Interventions of Milton H Erickson and NLP - BHR)
  • Diploma in CBT Coaching (City CBT Coaching College, London)
  • Hypnobirthing Practitioner Diploma (ICH)
    • DipHb (Diploma in Hypnobirthing Teacher -HBC)
    • Certified Fertile Body Therapist (FBM, London)
    • Certified NLP Trainer and Consultant (NLPU, University of Santa Cruz)
    • Certified NLP Master Practitioner (PPD Learning)
    • EFT Practitioner (ICH)
    • Reiki II Practitioner (Reiki-Light)
    • Clean with EK & Clean language coach (The Clean Coaching Centre)
    • Reiki Usui Holy Fire III Master Teacher (Reiki Maya)
    • Karuna Reiki Master Teacher (The International Centre for Reiki Training)


      • SQHP (Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practitioner with GHR)
      • MBSCH (Full Member of British Society of Clinical Hypnosis)
      • AICH (Member of the Association of the ICH)
      • CNCH ( Member of The Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council
      • Member of Royal Society of Medicine
      • PMI (Member of Project Management Institute) & Prince 2 Certified