About us   


At the Academy of Advance Changework, training is created & delivered by Karen Bartle, MSc, & Dr Paul Peace. Both Karen & Paul are post-graduates in Psychology, experienced practitioners, clinical hypnotherapists (since 2005), trainers (since 2007), and clinical supervisors. They have both lectured and taught on the higher education BSc (Hons) psychology and BSc (Hons) Nursing courses, and both are also highly regarded in their field for bringing high-quality hypnotherapy training to an un/self-regulated field.    

" I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending both Paul and Karen [...] as practitioners and trainers of exceptional ability [...]. I have no doubt that they will seek to continue with their innovative approach designed always to enhance the professional standing of both the profession and those who work within it.

Paul and Karen’s advanced practitioner training course framework (which they generously offered to the GHSC for the purpose) continues to be the benchmark for GHSC Accredited Advanced Practitioner Level training to date. 

~ William Broom, Chief Executive and Registrar, Hypnotherapy Register, GHSC & GHR


Karen Bartle, MSc  

In addition to working as a therapist & coach for over 2 decades, Karen gained her MSc in Health Psychology and BSc (Hons) in psychology and has worked as a university lecturer teaching psychology and nursing undergraduates.

Karen has also worked in graduate psychologist roles with inpatient residents/patients with severe and enduring mental health issues, and their caregivers, and a specialist community assessment and intensive multi-disciplinary support service working with people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.

Along with Paul Peace, she co-founded the Academy of Advanced Changework, an international training school in the UK in 2007 and they have been hosting hypnotherapy & NLP training around Australia since 2014.
Karen is based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia and provides therapy & coaching online and in person.  She incorporates a unique blend of psychology, coaching, hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), & mindfulness, in her hypnotherapy practice, Dietary harm & Overconsumption practice and training programs. 

Paul Peace, PhD

Paul's training experience includes teaching Psychology and Nursing undergraduates. He has published papers in academic journals and presented a paper at an international conference on language and gender at Stanford University, California.

In his clinical work, Paul uses hypnotherapy, NLP, psychology, coaching, and EMDR. He works with a wide spectrum of issues, most often for low confidence and self-esteem, phobia, stress and sleeping problems. He is also an experienced trainer and supervisor. 


"Paul and Karen are professional, warm, embracing, fun and brave individuals with a wealth of shared training, education and therapeutic experience." 

~ Deborah Hill 

"Karen and Paul, your course materials are very comprehensive and I found your methodology and practicals are very effective. You maintained high quality standards throughout the course and applied no shortcuts. Your portfolio exercise is a fantastic idea to keep a track of students’ progress and credentials. I enjoyed the course from the very first day. Hypnotherapy is a broad and evolving subject area. Your course laid a good foundation for my hypnotherapy career." 

~ Bandara

"It was the best thing i ever did. Course was amazing. […] Their teaching methods are excellent, I learned so much! […] Training was set up in the way that we as students would get a lot of practice. By the end of it I had all the tools necessary to go out there and help people with their issues." 

~ Diana Hayes