Britain Stelly is the founder of Creature Courage, the UK’s animal phobia specialists and Core Courage, powerful anxiety defeating and confidence building workshops. She has helped hundreds of people break free from phobias and anxieties with her creative and unique workshops. She specializes in animal phobia therapy and therapeutic creativity.
Britain gained her experience as both an illustrator and a therapist running a charity for over a decade that focused on helping people find friendship, build confidence and explore themselves in creative group therapy settings. Inspired to start her own business with the skills she has gained from this work, she joined efforts with Adam Cox, a top London Harley Street hypnotherapist to deliver unique life changing workshops.
Britain has also worked with the YMCA to deliver a Creative Wellness workshop that helped people achieve positive breakthroughs in their mental health by learning new creative ways to address stress and explore self. This workshop is hugely successful and is being expanded to different parts of the country.
Britain is the chief animal educator and handler in Creature Courage with twenty years of experience in exotic animal husbandry. Her vast knowledge of the animal kingdom has helped many people exchange fear for fascination for animals usually feared and misunderstood, especially spiders. Creature Courage’s spider Courage Experience workshop has been massively successful and was featured on Good Morning Britain and is now running regular workshops at Chessington World of Adventures.
Britain believes in offering a more holistic and well rounded approach to animal phobia therapy, anxiety therapy and wellbeing in general by uniquely combining several different therapeutic techniques into all of her workshops.
Adam Michael Cox is a qualified UK Clinical Hypnotherapist and has a degree in psychology, studied with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis at post graduate level, is accredited with the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) and has a thriving practice in the world famous Harley Street.
Adam became fascinated with hypnosis from an early age and was quickly inspired by the work of Milton Erickson and Richard Bandler. He studied Hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) extensively and more recently DHE (Design Human Engineering) and NHR (Neuro-Hypnotic Patterning).
Adam works in all aspects of hypnosis working with clients to tackle issues such as phobias, anxiety, addictions and confidence. He runs the successful business Phobia Guru, and is also the founder of a weight loss specialist practice called HypnoSlimming where he helps people lose weight when all other approached have been attempted and failed.
Adam also produces audio and video content and is regularly asked by the media to comment on subjects such as hypnosis, phobias, weight loss and emotional issues being regularly featured on UK radio.
Peter Kirk: Chairman of The British Tarantula Soceity
Peter Kirk is the Chairman of the British Tarantula society and has decades of experience and knowledge about arachnids, insects and snakes. He even discovered a new species of bush cricket in 2016!
He lends his expertise to our workshops and his excellent supportive manner has helped many overcome their phobias.
John William McCarroll: Co-founder
John cofounded Creature Courage along side Britain Stelly and a dedicated team member of the Creature Courage team. John holds a level two and three in Counselling and a diploma in educational psychology. He assists with animal handling and emotional support during the workshops. His passion for animals and helping people was a big inspiraton for starting this business.
Having overcome his own spider phobia using the same methods we use on the Creature Courage workshops, he believes that only through immersion and interaction can we break through the barriers of fear within us.