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About me

I'm Andy, I am a highly experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Edinburgh, specialising in helping people overcome Addictions.

Using proven, effective techniques from Hypnotherapy, Nutrition and Addiction Counselling, I can help you stop, simply and easily, and get your life back...fast.

What sets the service I offer aside - I am also an Addiction Counsellor and Recovery Coach so I am confident in being able to help you. With thousands of hours treating these issues, I understand what is causing you to be addicted.

Getting started.

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

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

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. Cravings is the first thing I address when we meet. 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.

This seems to be the biggest barrier stopping people quit - the fear of not being able to deal with the cravings. I can also help you quit smoking for good. I have been helping people to stop using addictive substances since August 2000, so I know what works and what doesn't.

Everything is conducted under strict confidentiality.

To find out if I am the right Hypnotherapist for you, I offer a free phone consultation where you can discuss your condition. I also offer evening/online consultations to save you having to take time off work, or to help with organising child care. I will explain how I 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.

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). 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 (*)

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

- Cocaine Addiction
- Alcoholism / Gambling Addiction / 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™


£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Free, no-obligation online video consultation

Deep dive session £90 for 90 minutes

Quit smoking for good package £225


Monday to Friday - 10am to 8pm.

Online available.

Further information

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

52/10 Spylaw Bank Road
EH13 0JE

Type of session

In person


Andy MacArthur Addiction and Stop Smoking Specialist

Andy MacArthur Addiction and Stop Smoking Specialist