About Us

Mike Stylianou

Current Role – Founding Director, Senior Lecturer.

Mike is a Senior Operating Department Practitioner and Assistant Practice Educator at Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.

He maintains a special interest in education, performance enhancement and anxiety management.

With more than 18 years experience as a hypnotherapist, he is BUPA registered and has practiced at the Priory Hospital for over 20 years.

Mike is part of the Great Ormond Street Practice Education Team and lectures at London South Bank University. He is a co-founder of POEMS For Children, a Director of POEMS For Children Limited, a Trustee of The POEMS For Children Charity, a member of The Institute for Learning, a Fellow of The Royal Society of Art, a member of The Royal Institute of Philosophy and a member of The British Society Of Clinical Hypnosis.

Dr Philip Cunnington MBBS FRCA DCHyp

Current Role – Founding Director, Senior Lecturer.

Is a Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Having completed comprehensive training in hypnotherapy at The BST Foundation and graduated with distinction. He maintains a specialist interest in education, the management and prevention of procedure-related anxiety, performance anxiety and in particular anxiety related to examinations, interviews and presentations. He is a co-founder of POEMS for Children, a Director of POEMS For Children Limited, a Trustee of The POEMS For Children Charity, a Member of the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine.