About Us



Indigo was created by our Principal, Karen Ferguson in order to offer an excellent standard of training and continuing support to our students. Her vision to create a training school that offers the combined knowledge and passion of all it’s staff and trainers is a growing presence in the field of complementary therapies.

Karen, along with Deputy Principal, Hilary Austin and the whole team of experienced therapists and trainers work hard to promote the growth of complementary therapies safely, ethically and professionally.

Between them Karen and Hilary have more than 25 years’ experience as both therapists and trainers.


Indigo is owned, staffed and run by qualified therapists.




The Diploma in Hypnotherapy offered by Indigo Inspirational Training has been assessed and accredited at Practitioner Level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK).  Graduates from this course are eligible for professional registration with the General Hypnotherapy Register (the GHSC’s Registering Agency) at full Practitioner status, together with the acquisition of the industry-based award – the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP).

Indigo Inspirational Training Ltd. has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA). This means that we are proud to say that we hold full Training School Membership of The Complementary Medical Association.  This Membership is highly prestigious, and it demonstrates our commitment to the very highest standards of excellence in training courses.


  • 20 days of training (2 trainers will be present if the class has more than 20 students)*.  (conditions apply)
  • Comprehensive notes.
  • Training accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
  • Free student membership with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).
  • On successful completion of your course you will be awarded a Diploma in Hypnotherapy (D.Hyp.).
  • Once qualified you will receive the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP) award from the GHR and be eligible to upgrade to full membership of the (GHR).
  • Eligibility for fast track registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) – once registered with the GHR as a full member.
  • Eligibility to join the Indigo Network.
  • Discounted hypnotherapy rates (whilst training)+.
  • Discounted supervision for the first year**. (conditions apply)
  • Access to in-house workshops and further training.
  • 10% off two one day workshops (taken during the first year after qualifying)**. (conditions apply)
  • Contact with trainers between sessions (fair use policy applies).
  • A dedicated Facebook group.
  • Guest speakers***.  (conditions apply)
  • Portfolio folder, pen and notepad.
  • Tea,coffee,water/cold drinks and biscuits provided.
  • Ongoing support through the Indigo Network (should you choose to join).
  • Access to approved partners to help with you things such as accounting, website design, marketing, advertising, complementary therapies (such as massage, reflexology, reiki etc, to help you stay healthy) etc.

Bet you all thought I’d disappeared… Nope, I’m still alive and kicking lol. My office is at my kitchen table today with Madness playing loudly..

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Indigo Inspirational Training Ltd

Indigo Inspirational Training Ltd
Treating people on a deeper level Some people may misunderstand hypnotherapy. For one thing, it is a lot more established than people may think. Since the beginning of psychotherapy, hypnosis as long been a part of treating mental health issues. It is worth knowing just how this can help people address issues on a deeper level they may not be aware of. Control One misconception of hypnotherapy is that it causes people to lose control. This is not the case- while you are more relaxed, you are in control during the whole process. What is true is once you are in the right state, it becomes a lot easier to engage and this can open up a lot of potential benefits. Cutting out bad habits Cutting out bad habits can often be difficult. Yes, you can get patches, do exercises and so forth. But in the long term the factor that will often be decisive is recognising patterns and learned behaviours and breaking those patterns and behaviours. For example, a person who likes to smoke may mainly do so after a meal. In recognising that this is what they do, a hypnotherapist would work with them in order to stop themselves associating smoking a cigarette with the end of a meal. It is not something that happens overnight, but over time and with the right approach it is possible to break these vicious cycles. Better sleep Sleep is another example where vicious cycles can be destructive- you aren’t getting enough sleep so you become anxious, consequently your anxious thoughts mean you can’t sleep. Hypnotherapy will allow you to get into a more relaxed state, dealing with the subconscious issues that can make it harder to sleep and make it easier to switch off at night. Getting to the root of the problem Essentially, the great thing about hypnotherapy is that it allows people to address underlying issues rather than trying to cure the symptoms of those underlying issues. A person biting their nails is more likely to be worried about stress in their lives rather than simply doing something out of habit, or it may be they developed the habit because of an earlier stress in their lives. Giving the best treatment At Indigo Training, we want to give people the best possible tools in order to provide effective hypnotherapy. Our courses provide the hours a therapist needs, giving a depth of knowledge that will provide the best long term results for clients. For more information or to book one of courses, please contact us today.

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How hypnotherapy can improve your relationship

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Karen is the Founder and Principal of Indigo Inspirational Training Ltd.


Deputy Principal/Trainer

Hilary assists our Principal in running of Indigo, as well as being a trainer.



Liz is one of our trainers and our resident diet & nutrition expert.



Tracey is an experienced therapist and trainer, has a background in nursing and social work, making her an important member of the Indigo team.

David McGee


David is joining our team soon and we look forward to working with him in the new year.

Atreyee Goswami


An experienced therapist, currently working in the mental health sector and in private practice