Hypnotherapy & Life Coaching Services in Leicester

About Coaching & Hypnosis Sanctuary

Hi, I’m Tom Spyt

A professional accredited coach, certified hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner. I help people facing career change or retirement and those concerned with mental health issues.


Life Coaching

Originally from Poland, I started coaching well before the term was coined. As soon as I completed the essential regulatory training, I began coaching when I crossed the threshold of the National Cancer Institute.

Although most patients were cured of cancer, there were many with limited life expectancy, surrounded by desperate families in need of support.
In those days, there was no training on how to provide this support. We had to learn this by mastering empathy and linguistic skills. It was a baptism by fire but worked well. How do you coach (look after psychological needs) a 5-year-old child dying of leukaemia and who is aware of it?

My further training took me to the UK. Soon after arrival I was awarded the equivalent of a British medical degree (LRCP MRCS). The surgical training in Leicester, Bristol, Glasgow and Cleveland Clinic in Ohio led to the position of Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery.

Becoming a consultant and trainer of young surgeons further increased the demand for coaching and mentoring skills. My patients had a calculable risk of perioperative mortality, and some were facing imminent death without a prompt intervention.
My personal breakthrough happened in 2006 when I completed the Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner course. At last, I had acquired the fundamental knowledge of communication and how it can be used to help my patients then and clients today.

After retirement, I trained extensively in life coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis. I have regained my sense of purpose by helping others going through retirement, or anyone who needs help overcoming an obstacle in their life.


Coaching and Hypnosis Sanctuary
Jan 2020 – Present

Jul 1988 – Apr 2016

Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, York Hill Hospital for Sick Children
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Jan 1985 – Jun 1988

Royal Infirmary, Southmead General Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children
Feb 1983 – Jan 1985

Medical Degrees

Physician’s Diploma (Poland)
LRCP (Lon), MRCS (England), MD,
FRCS (England & Glasgow), FRCS CTh, FECTS

Licenses & Certifications

British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)
Issued Feb 2024

Certified Practitioner of Rapid Induction Therapy
Ali Campbell Training
Issued Oct 2021

Professional Hypnotherapy Diploma
Jacquin Hypnosis Academy
Issued Aug 2021

Certified Practitioner of Hypnotherapy
Ali Campbell Training
Issued Jul 2021

NLP Master Practitioner
International Teaching Seminars
Issued Jun 2021

Certified Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming
Ali Campbell Training
Issued Dec 2020

International Teaching Seminars
Issued Dec 2020

Dave Elman Hypnosis Methods
Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute
Issued Oct 2020

Having a life coach allows you to shed new light on certain scenarios in your life. It’s easier to see the solutions to the challenges you face from a different perspective. This helps you to determine the best course of action to get the results you desire.