Meet our Team

Trevor Silvester - Company Director

I co-founded the Quest Institute with my wife Rebecca in 2000 to teach the approach I developed which we call Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

I have a floating role within QCHPA, which mainly means I continue to advocate for a badge and unintentionally disrupt meetings with other unhelpful suggestions.

Rebecca Silvester - Company Director

I’m the Operations Director of The Quest Institute and a Co-Director of QCHPA.

I see my role these days as mainly lending a hand to anyone who needs it with the many projects we have in hand to support our members.

Anita Mitchell - Company Director

I’m Anita and have been practicing as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist since my graduation in 2007 and as a Hypnotherapy Supervisor since 2010. 

I am a Co-Director of QCHPA and have been involved since it’s very beginnings. 

Within the team, I am responsible for Supervision and Standards, and as client safety is upper-most in our therapists’ minds, I support them to ensure those high standards are maintained and reviewed. 

Russell Davis - Company Director

I’ve been a Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapist for 16 years, leaving my corporate career in business relationship management to establish my full time practice.

I have been involved in the QCHPA since its inception, being the chair for a number of years and now being more in the background, bringing support and advice as required. 

Juliet Skinner - Chair

I love talking to people. I spent over 25 years working in the media and the thing I loved about it most was the communication with others. It got me thinking that I could do more than just listen and support my friends and colleagues with their lives and worries, I could learn to help people professionally. So, I took the plunge and left my media career and retrained with Quest.  It was, quite simply, one of the the best choices I have ever made,

I’m now lucky enough to have the role of QCHPA Chair, helping the team continue to grow and deliver all the brilliant benefits there are to our members. QCHPA is supportive to our trained therapists and offers a wealth of resources for use in their new career. Being a member of QCHPA was invaluable to me when I started my practice, and continues to be so.

Gemma Holmes - Social Media Manager

I’m Gemma Holmes, Social Media Manager for QCHPA. With a 15 year career in marketing and 13 years within the Quest family, it’s such a pleasure to bring these worlds together and share content on the My Quest channels to help you live your life, your way.

Follow My Quest on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for all things mental wellbeing!

Jan Scurrah - Members Manager and Administrator

I look after the Admin and Membership side of things within QCHPA and I’ll be your first point of contact if you have any queries or questions about QCHPA.

For our Members, I look after account queries and membership matters, including membership fees.  

I support Renna with our CPD and Questival Events and if you need any guidance from our Find-A-Therapist page, then just let me know.  I’m always happy to help.

Pat Duckworth - Research Manager

After 30 years working within the Public Sector, I retrained as a Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapist in 2010. Since then, I have been seeing clients and offering presentations and workshops on a range of wellbeing subjects.

I specialise in supporting women at menopause and have written five books on the subject.

I’m the Research Manager for The Quest Institute and look for opportunities to promote the research that the Institute has carried out into the efficacy of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy to alleviate anxiety and depression. 

Katy Webster - Project Manager - IT Support

My name is Katy Webster and I’m the IT Support Project Manager for QCHPA. I qualified with Quest in 2003 and although I’m no longer practicing, I’m passionate about making technology accessible and user-friendly for everyone.

I’m responsible for managing the website and membership system, and I work closely with David Price from Intrada Digital to ensure our technology is top-notch. I’m always here to help and answer any questions you may have tech-wise, so feel free to reach out anytime.

I’m pleased to be part of the QCHPA team and help make a difference in people’s lives.

Cathy Powell - Project Manager Resources

Prior to studying with Quest, I worked for many years in operational, planning and finance roles in the manufacturing industry and defence, then retrained to work in the special educational needs sector, supporting children, young people and their families. 

Since qualifying I’ve set up my own private therapy practice, specialising in neurodiversity and have also set up the operations for a schools-based therapeutic coaching company. 

As Research Manager, I look after the Qwiki knowledge base and source regular articles from QCHPA members for publishing in the My Quest Hub.

Renna Clifford - Events/CPD Manager

I’m Renna, Events and CPD Manager for QCHPA. I graduated from Quest as part of Q40, and the following year I enlisted as an Assistant Teacher for the diploma, and now support on the Master Prac course as well as my Events Manager role and running my busy private practice in London.

Before I became a QCH Therapist and Coach, I worked as a Teacher in the creative arts sector for 10 years, and before this I was involved in the events industry for many years. I look forward to seeing you at CPD events and Questival!