The Team

Chris Phillips – Principal-Director-Tutor
I am the Principal and Director of The Cotswold Academy of Health and Beauty. The Academy has a proud history as a private training provider in the complimentary health sector for the last eighteen years.

One of my core beliefs at The Academy concerns training standards. I believe there is a real need to further raise and develop credibility in our industry, so that more clients can benefit from high professional standards. We can contribute to this by sharing our knowledge and working experiences with each other. This is the main drive behind my weekly evening groups; Supporting and Training Therapists (SATT groups).

The tutors that work with me here at the Academy share their wealth of experience  in the classroom to empower their students to become exceptional therapists in your chosen fields

I trained as a Massage and Sports Therapist in 2000 and have been developing my private practice from my home just outside Northleach in the Cotswolds ever since.  In 2006 I completed my Certificate in Further Education Teaching (CFET1) and I have been teaching Sports and Remedial Massage BTEC level 4 here at the Academy. I have a background of working with young troubled people and their families in a therapeutic setting, both as key worker and as a manager and supervising and training staff.

Annette Stoker – Tutor

I have been involved with Complementary Therapies Industry for over 12  years and have been teaching since 2008. I have a teaching degree in post compulsory education (Cert Ed) and ITEC qualified in all the subjects I teach. Having worked in prestigious spas and run my own practice, I am confident that as a passionate and committed member of the team I can inspire, enthuse and provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly sought after therapist in your chosen field.

Yvonne Lockhart – Tutor

After completing diplomas in Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage in 1999, I spent 5 years in a managerial role working on board Carnival Cruise Lines and then as a spa trainer at a 5 star hotel in the Cotswolds.  I now run my own successful practise dedicated to using only organic products and treatments and since taking up teaching in 2007, it has become my passion to give therapists the proper tools to exel in the field of holistic therapy.

I bring to the college a wealth of knowledge of working at all levels within the spa industry and excelling as a therapist, manager and trainer.  I am dedicated to providing my students with the highest level of education and knowledge needed to become a confident highly skilled professional.

Olivia Burgess- Sales/ Admin Coordinator

I joined the Academy in November last year, bringing with me over 10 years experience in customer service. I love connecting with people and giving them a welcoming introduction to the College. Complimentary Therapies is something I wholeheartedly believe enhances peoples lives. I have had many Reflexology and Massage treatments to aid in injury recovery and stress/imbalance.  It has given me an insight into the importance of quality trained therapists and how they can help people. When I'm not busy at the Academy, I am a yoga teacher, and fascinated by how the body works. My own experience with holistic therapies and belief in their importance, drives my passion and enthusiasm in helping others achieve their goals and start their journey to a new, fulfilling career.