About us

About Us

True Progress

True progress is a professional, accredited hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, NLP, and coaching practice. Established in 2009 we have helped numerous people to address a range of issues and achieve the lifestyle they wanted.

We aim to enable you to noticeably improve your life and realise more of your potential, whether that be at work; home; or when participating in sport or social pursuits. By combining our unique experience of life; business; and sport with hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, and NLP, we will enable you to deal with the issues and the factors that are interfering with your life, or impeding your personal development.

And you can rest assured that all consultations take place with a properly qualified and accredited professional, who adheres to strict regulations and codes of practice.

Therapist background

Mike Pollitt


Mike qualified with distinction in Hypnotherapy and Hypno-psychotherapy, with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (NC HP), and also received the ‘Peter Blythe Founders Award’ for highest achievement (Certificate). The NCHP is approved by UKCP, and is one of the longest established and most respected training establishments for Hypno-Psychotherapy in the world.

Before moving into therapy, Mike held senior positions in Marketing, and Advertising, within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. During this time, he developed tailored strategies and approaches that enabled both clients and colleagues to overcome wide-ranging issues, and successfully achieve their goals. Moreover, his experience of working across many different therapeutic areas has allowed him to gain an understanding of the impact of numerous health-related conditions.

Mike now combines this wealth of life and work experience with his knowledge of Hypnotherapy, NLP, and different Psychotherapies, to develop therapeutic approaches that are specific to the needs of each individual client. His qualifications and the courses he has successfully completed, include:

  • Diploma (Distinction) in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate (Distinction) in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
  • Certified Master Practitioner of the Art and Science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Certified Practitioner of the Art and Science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Practitioner of Time Line Therapy™ Techniques and NLP Coach
  • Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnosis Pain Management Practitioner
  • Certificate in using Hypno-Psychotherapy with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Interactive Counselling and Communication Skills
  • Treating IBS with Gut Directed Hypnosis
  • Certificate in Ericksonian Hypnosis

His other qualifications include:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Science
  • Diploma in Marketing (CIM)


Mike (centre) receiving the ‘Peter Blythe Founders Award’ from Peter Blythe (left) and Shaun Brookhouse (right) for the best results of his year. Peter Blythe founded the Blythe College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in the late 1960s. The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy was developed from this school in 1977. Shaun Brookhouse is the Principal of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.

Mike Pollitt: membership of accrediting bodies

Mike is an insured and registered member of several regulatory associations, including CNHC; NRHP; NSHPM and the NCH. As such, he works in accordance with their rules and guidelines.

A thought…

“Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”

Charles Schulz

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