My Work and Career

I’ve created many therapy courses and concepts throughout my career.  The Timeline below outlines my most significant milestones and achievements to date, the most recent of which is BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® a totally new style of psychotherapy with its roots firmly in the latest discoveries in Neuroscience.


The Beginning!

  • 1989

Qualified as a Hypnotherapist after training in more than one course, including in Harley Street. Opened practice in Leigh on Sea, Essex.

1990 - 1995

Clients & First Articles

  • 1990 - 1995

Building client base, first articles published.
First teaching experience, first book for professional therapists (‘The Easy Quit Smoking Programme’). 
First professional presentation (on the unreliability of memory in a therapeutic setting.)


  • 1996 - 1997

Founded Hypnosense, one of the first UK websites in Hypnotherapy. The site is still running and is a vast resource for hypnotherapists and psychotherapists.


1997Became a full member of the National Council of Psychotherapists (UK) and began research for the ‘Warriors, Settlers & Nomads’ concept for behavioural change without hypnosis.

1996 - 1997

EICH & APHP Founded

  • 1999

Founded The Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (both still running successfully).

Awarded Fellowship of the Hypnotherapy Society (UK) and The Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.

Later awarded ‘Emeritus Fellow’ of both of these organisations.

WSN, RCG, & Adv.Hypnosis Published + NCH Fellowship

  • 2002 - 2006

'Warriors, Settlers & Nomads published. ‘Rapid Cognitive Therapy’ published (co-authored). ‘HYPNOSIS: 'Advanced Techniques in Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis’ published.

Became a Fellow and Senior Clinician of the National Council for Hypnotherapy.

Presented various subjects on several occasions at the National Guild of Hypnotists Annual Convention in the USA.

2002 - 2006
2006 - 2008

MCGI Award & Symbiodynamics created.

  • 2006 - 2008

Accepted as a full member of the International Stress Management Association. Awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health.

Involved with the creation of Voluntary Self-Regulation for the field of Hypnotherapy via UKCHO (UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (UK).  Also involved with the creation of the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy.

Achieved the award of Membership of the City & Guilds Institute of London (MCGI) for the creation of a professional training course for therapists in Psychosexual Dysfunction (Download the thesis).  Also created the coaching model, ‘SymbioDynamics’.

Freeman of the City of London, NRPC, 7 Ways & 7 Days published.

  • 2009 - 2011

Awarded a Fellowship of the British National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists and also Fellowship of the Royal Society of Medicine.


2011 Inducted as a Freeman of the City of London.   Founded the National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors.

7 Ways and 7 Days to Banish Your Anxiety published.  Training school accredited by IMDHA (International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association).

2009 - 2011
2012 - 2013

BrainWorking Recursive Therapy Training begins

  • 2012 - 2013

Announced as ‘IMDHA Educator of the Year 2012’ in May 2012.

Created and promoted BWRT and provided first live online training (in late 2013) to qualified therapists world-wide.  Hailed immediately as a 'breakthrough therapy';


IBWRT Founded

  • 2015

Founded, with UK Government permission, The Institute of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy renamed in 2018 to The Terence Watts BWRT Institute; trained South African and UK psychologists in the advanced level of BWRT (Level 2).

BBRS Founded

  • 2016

Founded, with UK Government permission, The British BrainWorking Research Society, a society for the research and development of neuro-science based therapies and therapy modalities.

2017 - 2019

BWRT Regulated Healthcare in S. Africa

  • 2017 - 2019

BWRT becomes regulated healthcare by the Health Professions Council of South Africa and later listed as required training for the Police Psychologists there.


Adopted for use by the South African armed forces to deal quickly with PTSD. The first Annual BWRT World Congress was conducted in the UK in May 2017.

Reboot your Life with BrainWorking Recursive Therapy.

  • 2022

In this book you’ll discover the ‘how and why’ of the technique’s efficiency and, after an experiential exercise to whet your appetite, Terence then provides step-by-step guides to help you tackle a range of different challenges.
The sequence of therapy used in this book is identical to that which the professional BWRT therapist uses, though they employ slightly different techniques to enhance concentration and focus. The book also makes the self-therapy process easier for the reader by providing a customisable ‘text to record’ script for each procedure.