Carolyn Gillan HPD, DSFH, MNCH (Reg) MBACP (Accred)

Plymouth, Devon, PL7 07747 723589 07747 723589
Plymouth, Devon, PL7
07747 723589 07747 723589

About me

Hi! I'm Carolyn Gillan, a qualified, clinical hypnotherapist and BACP accredited counsellor based in Plympton, Plymouth. I have been helping people for nearly a decade to get their lives back on track and feeling better about their futures.

I work with people suffering with anxiety, depression, lack of self-confidence, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), stress, trauma and a range of other problems, including stopping smoking, weight loss and phobias.

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, I use a modern, practical form of hypnotherapy that combines psychotherapy, neuroscience and hypnosis. I am also a qualified counsellor, which means that you will benefit from my wider experience and understanding of different psychological therapies.

My aim is to help you gain perspective on what you really want from your life and help you find the confidence and solutions to achieve it.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a solution focused hypnotherapist with the prestigious Clifton Hypnotherapy Practice Training Centre based at the award winning Observatory Practice in Plymouth. I hold the following hypnotherapy qualifications:

  • Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

I am also a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having trained at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have experience of working with people suffering from a range of problems, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Confidence & low self esteem
  • Depression
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pain management
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias and fears
  • Public speaking
  • Relaxation
  • Sleep problems
  • Sports performance
  • Stress management
  • Tinnitus
  • Weight management

Member organisations

AfSFH

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

CNHC

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

NCH

National Council for Hypnotherapy

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

Therapies offered

  • Solution focused hypnotherapy

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Fees

Initial Consultation: £55.00 (including FREE relaxation CD)

The initial consultation provides an opportunity to:

  • discuss what you would like to achieve from hypnotherapy;
  • give you an explanation of what is involved in the process;
  • introduce you to the neuroscience around why we can suffer with problems such as anxiety or depression, for example, or why we can find it difficult to quit smoking or lose weight.

You will be given a relaxation CD to take away with you to listen to each night at bedtime. This is an important part of the process that will really help you the get the most out of your hypnotherapy sessions.


Subsequent Sessions: £55 an hour

Subsequent hypnotherapy sessions follow the same format each week. We begin by reviewing how you have been getting on; I will introduce neuroscience and psychological theories that may be relevant and helpful to you; and then I will help you to think about your goals and what you want to achieve for the week ahead. We will finish off the session with hypnosis, which most people find very relaxing, to consolidate the therapeutic work.

Further information

Car Parking

There is plenty of free on-road parking available outside my practice.

Travelling by Bus

The Target Travel Bus Service 19 runs hourly from Plymouth City Centre and stops just a few minutes walk away. The CityBus Services 21 and 22 to Plympton provides a more regular service and stops about 10 minutes walk away.

Also registered with Counselling Directory.

Plymouth
Devon
PL7

Type of session

Face to face support
Online support
Telephone support
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 Unspecified

Availability

I am available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9.30am - 3.30pm

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