Ursula James is the premier hypnotherapy practitioner and teacher in the UK. She is a former Fellow and Vice President of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Executive Member of the British Association of Medical Hypnosis. Born and brought up in Sheffield, Ursula studied English and Drama at university in London before working in a number of jobs from bar work to the Ministry of Defence. Ursula is a Patron of the National Phobic Society. As well as being a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Oxford University Medical School, she is honorary lecturer at St George's Medical School, London.