About Jonathan Dunn

Before I write about why I do this and my qualifications, I would like to tell you a few things about me and what I believe:

  • 1 My summers are full of children returning from wherever they are. This involves long stays, lots of time in the sea and self-emptying fridges.
  • 2 I believe in people. I believe in their capacity to make changes for themselves if they have the right guidance.
  • 3 Being in or on the water, being with my family and working with people makes me happy: Sitting in an office or eating cucumber does not!
  • 4 Making change should not be a 'done to' thing - it should be empowering.
  • 5 This takes me back to number 1 in this list: no-one gets parenting (or life) right and if they say they do they are either oblivious or are not telling the truth. I have made plenty of mistakes.
  • 6 Guilt and shame sap energy from us.
  • 7 A client told me 'You are the only one who is not telling me what to do' and I replied, 'That's because I trust in your sub-conscious mind to know what to do, we just have to allow it to guide you'.
The Synapse Coach

Why hypnotherapy and coaching are important to me

Before I became a hypnotherapist and coach, I worked as a senior leader in primary schools for over 25 years, including two headships. In 2004, I began coaching to support people managing change. I have spent a huge proportion of my time supporting children, teachers, leaders and families with the common factor that held them back from achieving their full potential: their emotional and mental heath. Coaching is a transformative tool, yet some issues are tougher to unravel as they lie with the person's subconscious: this is where hypnotherapy comes in!

I am a qualified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master NLP practitioner, Master Transformational Life Coach and EMDR practitioner: combining them in order to produce rapid and long-lasting results. Each of these qualifications has been completed through in-person training. I am a Senior member of the Accredited Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), and the General Hypnotherapy Council. I am also registered with the CNHC and Professional Standards Authority.

Jonathan Dunn MA, Master Hypnotherapist , Dip EMDR, Mastery Cert NLP, Master Transformational Life Coach

My mission

To make long-lasting change a reality for as many people as possible by truly understanding each client's needs and implementing first-class bespoke programmes.

​Everything I do will be in line with the ethos of a powerful and quick intervention to empower, not a long-term dependency.


I hold a current enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service). I have also been the Designated Safeguarding Lead in three schools and currently, I am an ISI inspector in which one of my roles is inspecting safeguarding.

​I am happy to explain the safeguarding measures in place at The Synapse Coach to reassure you, including fully recorded sessions and the ability for parents to observe.

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