Alan Freeburn

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Psychologist/Hypnotherapist - Anxiety/performance specialist
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Dunfermline, Fife, KY11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Alan and I have over 20 years of experience as a hypnotherapist and an applied psychologist working in adult mental health in the NHS. Much of my work focuses on helping people deal with anxiety whether that is a general anxiety, phobias or more difficult anxieties such as trauma or OCD

My approach is a combination of the best parts of the NHS recommended treatments for various conditions along with the use of hypnosis and cognitive hypnotherapy to enhance the effects of these.

I'll help you take a broad look at all the factors that affect how you feel and together we'll work on the most helpful changes and techniques that can give you the skills to make better choices moving forward.

Using a psychological approach combined with hypnosis has led to progress for many clients helping them change how they think, change behaviours and ultimately improve their quality of life. I also help a lot of clients learn how to manage chronic pain more effectively with hypnosis and OldPain2Go Methodology. 

I also work with sports people, musicians and others who may have performance anxiety and confidence issues such as the yips or Focal Dystonia. The combined psychological/hypnosis approach is particularly effective for these.

For further information please email me here or call me.

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For testimonials see below for a sample and for more please have a look at my website


Alan was recommended to me by a friend for my fear of flying. Very early on in the session I knew he was the man to help me conquer my fear. Not only was I calm on my next flight but I actually enjoyed it, a massive difference! Two holidays booked now for next year and no anxiety about flying.


I went to see Alan after being in tremendous pain for 5 months and being more or less housebound waiting for hospital appointments. A friend suggested Hypnosis and recommended Alan so with nothing to lose I made an appointment. I was sceptical and went in with no expectations but I left with much reduced pain and a spring in my step!

Thanks again Alan for your help today in relieving my back pain. 10 mins and woosh it was down from a pain level of 7 to a 2, who would have known it would be that quick! Very happy indeed x


After suffering a bad injury whilst playing for my professional football club my confidence and frame of mind towards football took a massive dent, I looked for some advice to get me back to feeling confident in my own abilities. I contacted Alan at TFL sports to see if he could help. After speaking to him this helped me believe in myself again and also get focused on what I wanted to achieve. This was to get back playing and enjoying football the way I used to. I would like to thank Alan and also say to anyone with troubles big or small to contact him and get advice.

Had a good friend that highly recommended Alan and had nothing but good things to say so I thought it give it a try. Alan has helped me with so much over such a short space of time, helped me completely refocus and motivate myself again. Made me aware of how to build confidence and feel positive about football again and bring back my enjoyment of the game. Thanks again!!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Hypnosis 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (Hons)
  • Master of Science degree in Psychological Therapy.

I have supplemented these with a number of other trainings and CPD courses over the years that have given me a broad range of other complimentary protocols to deal with a variety of presenting difficulties.

In addition, seeing many hundreds of patients over the years in the NHS and privately has given me a wealth of experience to base my treatments on to give my clients the best experience of treatment that I can.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I have experience working with Functional Neurological Disorder particularly around Focal Dystonia in musicians and athletes when it is inhibiting performance. Please get in touch if you want to find out more about this specialist area. 

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£100.00 - £125.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees vary on a sliding scale depending on presenting issue and whether attending for an emotional issue or with a sports focus. Prices start at £125 per session. As most progress is made using a number of sessions I usually advise investing in a block of four sessions which is £450.  This will vary depending on your individual requirements. 

When I work

I work flexibly and I am able to offer evening and weekend appointments to suit you. 

Further information

I offer a complimentary 15 minute telephone call to discuss your needs and help you decide if this is the right option for you before making any commitment. Please email or message to book this or to ask any questions.

Dunfermline, Fife, KY11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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