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Andy MacArthur Addiction Specialist

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH13 0JE
01315139848 07983472865
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH13 0JE

About me

I am a highly experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Edinburgh who specialises in helping people overcome Addictions.

Where I am very different is that apart from being a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am also an Addiction Counsellor and Recovery Coach.

This means I know how to help you as I have thousands of hours treating those issues for as I understand what is actually causing you to be addicted. Using proven, effective techniques from Hypnotherapy, Nutrition, and Addiction Counselling I can help you stop, simply and easily, and get your life back...fast.

I offer a free, no-obligation online video consult so you can ask me any questions you might have and he can explain exactly what is involved and allay any fears you might have such as dealing with cravings and withdrawal.

From there, together, I will devise a treatment plan which is unique to you. This is how I get results as everyone has a unique reason why the use addictive substances whether it's food, tobacco, or alcohol.

To make it easier to see him I offer evening and Zoom video consultations so this saves you having to take precious time off work and helps with organising child care too.

When working with me apart from helping you quit your habit whether it be food or any other substance I will also teach you how to deal with any stress and cravings. This seems to be the biggest barrier stopping people quit - the fear of not being able to deal with the cravings.

The first thing I address when we meet is dealing with the cravings. Imagine how easy it would be to stop for good if you knew you could get rid of the cravings in 90 seconds? I will show you how.

I can also help you quit smoking for good as he has been helping people stop using addictive substances since August 2000, so he knows what works and what doesn't.

I have world-class training behind me and just as importantly over 20 years of frontline experience helping people on a daily basis get their lives back after suffering from the effects of Addiction especially Alcohol and Cocaine.

I am fully insured, receives monthly supervision and is a professional member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP and COSCA( Counselling and Psychotherapy Scotland)

My practice is based in Colinton, Edinburgh which is a beautiful, relaxed, discreet setting as well as having ample free parking.

Everything is conducted under strict confidentiality as I work with some well-known people from the world of sport and drama.

To find out if I am the right Hypnotherapist for you, I offer a non-obligatory phone consultation where you can discuss your condition and he can explain how he can be of help and what exactly is involved.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Brain Train Academy 2008 Diploma in Eriksonian Hypnotherapy
  • John Overdurf Linguistic Alchemy 2011
  • Brain Train Academy 2009 Master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • NLP Academy London 2010 Trainer of NLP
  • NLP Academy London 2011 Trainer of New Code NLP
  • Mentored by James Tripp Hypnosis without Trance
  • 20 years of experience working with Alcoholics and Narcotic Addicts.
  • 2 years as Befriender of Schizophrenics.
  • full-time time Hypnosis clinic since 2008 in Edinburgh.

Personally mentored by Cathy Simmons of The Simmon's Practice, the UK's top Smoking Cessation Specialist.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Nutritional therapy can help 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 nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Cocaine Addiction

Alcoholism /GamblingAddiction/ Snus chewing tobacco addiction/

Pain control (physical and emotional)

Acute Anxiety due to cravings and withdrawal

Therapies offered

  • Ericksonian hypnosis
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy
  • Time Line Therapy™

Photos & videos


Deep dive session £90 for 90 minutes.

Quit smoking for good package £180

Intelligent Weight Loss programme £350

52/10 Spylaw Bank Road
EH13 0JE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday to Friday from 10am to 8 pm.


Andy MacArthur Addiction Specialist

Andy MacArthur Addiction Specialist

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