Christa is a wonderfully talented colleague and trainer, and a good friend. Over the years we have worked on a variety of projects which have shown Christa’s extensive expertise, versatility, commitment and dedication, and we have had a lot of fun in the process. There are a lot of people who are extremely grateful for having had Christa’s help and I know that this will continue, she is such an asset to the therapy world.
Dr D Heather DCHyp CSci
Honorary Fellow Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry
DDH Consultancy Services Ltd
Christa is simply one of the most knowledgeable and insightful facilitators I have had the privilege of working with. Her workshops are a source of creative and spiritual inspiration, and I invariably leave with a deep sense of new learning.”
Shane Scott, MA, PgDHyp, Dramatherapist and Hypnotherapist
Christa is one of the most inspirational people I have met both in my professional and personal life. She was one of my teachers when I started along the path towards clinical hypnosis in 2005, and taught me until 2008. Not just an exceptional lecturer, her knowledge of the subject and depth of understanding in this field is second-to-none and she has the gift of being able to instinctively tune in to the individual very quickly.
PgDHyp Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP Master Practitioner, MBSCH, ANLP
I had the privilege of attending both Certificate and Diploma courses in clinical hypnotherapy at Exeter under the tutorship of Christa some twelve years ago. It soon became clear to me that Christa excelled at the way that she taught; her profound knowledge and delightful personality made learning a very real pleasure. Subsequently, as I worked with her in a number of areas, I appreciated her support, willingness to help and give advice and her friendship. A very special and competent tutor, advocate, guide, mentor and a pillar of wisdom.
JOHN HEMPSTEAD, M.A.,FBSCH
Chairman The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Christa Mackinnon is one of this rare people - a brilliant academic and a humanist. Most academics have the ability to analyse, quantify and be logical, however this is rarely coupled with the ability to touch people, empathise and understand them, a truly great gift. Christa has both in abundance - a brilliant teacher and psychologist.
Suzanne G Moody BSc (hons) MBPS MBSCH
Christa is one of those rare and charismatic people who combine total professionalism with extraordinary compassion and empathy. Her intuitive skills as a healer, wealth of experience and generosity of spirit make it an pleasure for me to be able to recommend her wholeheartedly as a gifted practitioner, wise and inspirational teacher and the most wonderful of friends.
Brigid Reilly, D.Hyp, MBSCH
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Animal Psychotherapist & Healer
Christa is an inspirational human being who will become significant in your life from the moment you meet her. My particular experience on a recent workshop was transformational and stays with me every day. The whole weekend changed the way I think about life, about everything - we are all connected.
George Louise Longland
BA, MA, PgDHyp, MBSCH (affil), Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist
I have studied under Christa Mackinnon for three courses, during her time as South West Course Director for LCCH; she is a superb teacher, being able to deliver complex programs in a very comprehensive and comprehensible way. I would be very happy to progress my CPD on any course she runs!
PgDHyp, MBSCH, MSMS, DipCBT (affil), BABCP, DNLP
Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Stress Management
Christa is one of the most inspirational tutors I have been lucky enough to encounter. Professionally she is knowledgeable - and willingly shares her knowledge- experienced and approachable. Christa has great integrity and is a wonderful role model for our profession. She walked beside me all the way and I feel privileged to know her.
Jan Dilkes, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Christa McKinnon’s tutoring style was invaluable whilst I was studying for a diploma in hypnotherapy with LCCH. I found Christa to be passionate and dedicated to her students making studying not only interesting but also enjoyable. It was an honour and a pleasure to by taught by such an inspiring teacher.
Maureen Witek, BACP (accr) Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist
Christa is a most inspirational lecturer. She is passionate and sincere in her love of imparting knowledge and skills to others. She has deep knowledge of her subject and tremendous rapport with her students. A life changing experience.
Heather and Kevin Smith (Clinical Hypnotherapists)
As an ex-student of Christa's, I would like to say that her personal approach, kindness and total professionalism are really impressive. Christa has the rare gift of communicating her vast knowledge in a truly inspirational way.
Alison Becker, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Christa had a knack of relating to everyone in a personal way when presenting the Exeter course for the Hypnotherapy Diploma, and yet she was always so professional. I learnt so much from her, and it was a privilege to be part of her tutorial group at Kamdaris. I miss you.
Hilary O'Nions, PgDHyp, Clinical Hypnotherapis
I feel very lucky to have been trained by you and would have no hesitation in recommending you as a teacher or therapist. It would be a hard job to find someone more qualified and more caring.
Robert Willox, NHS
I have had the pleasure of knowing Christa MacKinnon for a number of years as a lecturer, tutor and now as a wonderfully supportive and loving friend.
Christa has enabled me to develop personally in order to attain my full potential and as a therapist. I cannot speak highly enough of her numerous skills which she applies with such sensitivity.
Wenda McKee, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Massage Practitioner
I found Christa to be a very warm, welcoming person. She is extremely professional, caring, and an expert in her field. She has helped me put my life back on track and I can highly recommend her.
Teresa Bulford-Cooper, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master NLP Practitioner
Christa is a talented and passionate trainer and therapist who has exactly the right blend of knowledge and compassion. Her approach is thorough and personable, combining tenacity with humour and great patience. I would recommend Christa highly for any training or therapy intervention.
Mike Whiting, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Christa has been an invaluable lecturer and tutor in my development as a clinical hypnotherapist and tutor. She has taken the time to provide professional, sound advice when answering any of my questions. She is a vastly experienced and successful therapist and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a clinical hypnotherapist or tutor.
Lorraine Rowlands, BSc. DHyp. PDCHyp. PDCBHyp MBSCH
Christa is a wonderful therapist and trainer. She has a wealth of experience, knowledge and information. Her courses as well as being great fun are delivered in an effective and inspiring way, thanks Christa.
Peter Blayney PDCHyp. DHyp. MBSCH.
I first encountered Christa Mackinnon when I joined the LCCH Certificate course in 2006. Not coming from a therapeutic background, I was full of trepidation but I needn't have worried.
Christa was brilliant. I was immediately put at ease and the course was set out in such a way that even someone new to the subject could take it in and keep-up. Christa herself has such a wealth of experience as a therapist that to have her as both a tutor and a learning resource is invaluable. She is warm, approachable and knowledgeable. Her experiences within the field are so vast that you cannot fail to be both awed and slightly envious of her. It is obvious how much she loves the subject and the way that she approaches teaching it makes it simple to understand, relevant and fun. You cannot fail to enjoy learning and be inspired to continue.
I would encourage anyone to pursue any form of education or learning, particularly if it is in a subject that interests you. I achieved both a Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and I intend to keep going. The course and Christa in particular opened my eyes to a lot of new experiences. I consider myself very lucky to have had her guidance and support as a tutor and to be able to call her a friend.
Kelly Harvey, DHyp, MBSCH, Clinical Hypnotherapist