Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming


Veronyka’s first language was Ukrainian but by the age of 6 years she was equally fluent in Russian and English. Her bilingual and bicultural heritage together with an intellectual curiosity and instinctive visual talent led inevitably to a career in


After tutoring in communications at Manchester University, Veronyka became Press and Publicity Officer for the Equal Opportunities Commission and Director of the Video Unit of the Greater Manchester Council for Voluntary Services. It was there

that she first acted as a producer and for BBC Manchester produced “Moss Side Story” as well as her first documentary for Granada Television. Veronyka’s first series “The Body Show” opened transmission of British television’s Channel 4 and her second series “Just Sex” was nominated for a BAFTA award.

From 1986 to 1988 whilst at Central ITV, she made the first AIDS documentary in Britain, a 90 minute programme entitled “Central AIDS Special” and subsequently produced “Coming soon to a bed near you”, a series of six programmes on AIDS and edited the companion magazine of the series. She produced a number of Russian arts and documentary programs and series including “Voznesensky”, a profile of the acclaimed Russian poet and “Juno and Avos”, the first Soviet rock musical for British Channel 4; “Ganelin”, a Russian jazz documentary for the South Bank Show; also “Hello do you hear us?” a five hour documentary series which introduced the late director Yuris Podnieks to the West and won the 1990 Prix Italia Best Documentary award for “Red Hot” as well as the 1991 Royal Television Society Best Documentary series and Best Single Documentary awards.

Between 1990 and 1992 she produced “Inside Chernobyl — the cover up”, two current affairs programmes for Thames TV exposing five years of disinformation following the Chernobyl disaster as well as a documentary film for “Visions”, exposing the situation inside Chernobyl’s radiation zone, also for Thames TV. She then researched and developed a series examining the media in the former USSR for Michael Jackson at the BBC and produced three documentaries for BBC’s “The Late Show”, also for Michael Jackson.

During the period 1992 to 1994 she was head of television and radio for McCann-

Erickson, Russia, producing commercials for Coca Cola, L’Oreal, Braun, Casio and

General Motors. She also prepared an in-depth analysis of the advertising industry in the former USSR and co-produced BBC’s “Timewatch” on the life and times of

Nikita Khrushchev.

Since 1995 Veronyka has been development producer of a number of feature films

and TV series including Gogol’s “Viyii” financed by British television and Russia’s

State film department. She has also co-produced an AIDS benefit in Moscow

featuring stars of the Bolshoi, Kirov and Paris Opera ballets. She has translated a

number of Russian plays for British West End theatres such as the Almeida and the

Alberry. She continues to develop and produce projects which engage her interest.

Veronyka is now a qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and an NLP Master Practitioner. Over  the years she has developed expertise in dealing with addiction, post traumatic stress disorder, depression and a wide range of issues which respond well to short term therapy, working with both English and Russian clients in their native language. She is also a volunteer clinical hypnotherapist working, as part of the medical team, with patients at the North London Marie Curie hospice. She uses a range of techniques to help with phobias, anxiety, depression, PTSD, pain management, relationship tensions resulting in the change of dynamics following cancer treatment – all with the aim of empowering patients to take control and lead as full a life as possible.