My name is Jill Tonks and I am a qualified and insured Cognitive Hypnotherapist and solution focussed coach and trainer based in Surrey. I have extensive experience of working with individuals and groups to achieve change in the public and the private sector.

Until recently I sat on the National Council for Hypnotherapy executive committee as the Training and Accreditation Officer and I am an Accredited Hypnotherapy Supervisor. I specialise in building resilience and well being in the workplace for individuals, teams and groups of staff.

I am the primary professional resilience trainer for Macmillan staff in the Midlands.  I currently coach many probation and local authority staff in resilience and wellbeing. I am a facilitator in the UK Penn Resilience Programme training team offering a range of events to organisations and individuals on building resilience. The programme grew out of the work of Martin Seligman, the grandfather of Positive Psychology, author of  ‘Flourish’ and ‘Learned Optimism’ and Karen Reivich, ‘The Resilience Factor’  (

I worked as a probation officer and regional training manager in the National Probation Service and have over 25 years experience of working with individuals to resolve complex problems.

If you are interested in hearing more about the sort of things I can help with, then click here.

If you would like to have a confidential chat about your specific circumstances, then please feel free to contact me at any time.

A simple phone call or email could be the first step of making an important change in your life!