Diane Simpson

Diane Simpson

East Lothian

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East Lothian

07983588104 / 07983588104

About me

I am a solution focused (SF) hypnotherapist. I trained with the Clifton Practice based in Bristol, it is a nationwide training school considered to be the gold standard of training in hypnotherapy and recognised as the Center of Excellence for hypnotherapy/psychotherapy training. I originally trained in hypnotherapy and plant based nutrition to take control of my own health, I suffered from ill health from a very young age, severe arthritis, panic attacks, anxiety, IBS, a low immune system and depression. I am living proof that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy combined with plant based eating can change your life in a very positive way. It can make you feel healthier, give you more energy and make you feel younger.

Solution Focused hypnotherapy is incredibly effective and enables people to achieve any positive goals that they may decide to set themselves. it uses the latest research in neuroscience, as well as techniques from NLP and mindfulness to achieve the best results possible in the shortest period of time.

SF hypnotherapy helps in many different areas, such as, anxiety, depression,work related stress, phobias, exam stress, driving test anxiety, low self esteem, weight management, IBS, OCD, panic attacks to mention just a few. It is essential that we reduce stress and anxiety, this is done through simple relaxation and visualisation, the brain can then focus on the solutions to any challenges you may be facing in your life. When we are relaxed we make good decisions, we are in control.

The clue is in the name, we are Solution Focused, we look at what the client hopes to achieve rather than what brought them here. Searching for a preferred future, what would be better if the problem no longer existed or was less invasive? What changes would there be? This encourages the client to move forward, looking at what can be instead of what was, making positive goals to aim for along the way.

I have worked in complementary therapies for many years, it is my passion to help others become the very best version of themselves that they can be. I am also trained as a plant based cook, a macrobiotic health counsellor, and studied for a diploma in plant based nutrition with ECornall.

The combination of Solution Focused hypnotherapy and plant based nutrition together are extremely powerful in helping people to take control of their lives and become the person they aspire to be. I work with people of all ages who have a wide variety of challenges in their lives. This may be to solve a particular health issue, to gain control of weight, to reduce stress or simply to be healthier with more energy.

I recently qualified as a Medical Hypnotherapist with The Clifton Practice where we studied areas such as helping clients dealing with chemotherapy, emetaphobia, needle phobias, palliative care and looking at how the brain works using EEG, which confirms that how and what we think affects what we feel.

It is my goal to help people to become the best version of themselves. l look forward to working with you. If you would like a chat, I am happy to discuss your particular needs. I offer a free 20 minute consultation so please feel free to call.

Training, qualifications & experience

- Psychology degree (BA) Edinburgh Napier University
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) Clifton Practice
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) Clifton Practice

-Diploma in Paediatric Hypnotherapy (Dip Hyp (Paediatric) The International Society of Paediatric Hypnotherapists
- Macrobiotic Vegan Health Coach - studied with Marlene Watson-Tara & Bill Tara            Macrovegan
- Plant Based Nutrition ECornell
- Mindfulness for Health Breathworks
- Reiki Level 1 & 2
- Crystal Healing Therapist Diploma

I regularly attend continued professional development courses. over the past year they have included: hypnobirthing, psychoneuroimmunology, willpower and self regulation, fertility, pain, mindfulness, bereavement, and OCD. I also have constant supervision as part of my continued development.

I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and the National Council for Hypnotherapy  (NCH) and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

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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.


  • Initial consultation  60-90 mins £70

  • Subsequent sessions  50-60 mins £70

  • Hypnotrition prices available on request

  • Group session prices vary

Further information

Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.

Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.

Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.

Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.

Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.

Chinese proverb, author unknown

This quote is so important to me, If we change our thoughts we can take back control of our lives. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works quite quickly and can dramatically change your life. Frequently it is our behaviour patterns and negative thought processes that cause problems, leaving us stressed anxious or unable to cope. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can make a positive difference to the way we react, by changing old patterns of behaviour to new more positive ones, enabling us to cope much better with life's challenges.

This therapy focuses on the client's strengths and resources, enabling them to look forward to a more positive future where they are in control of their thoughts, feelings and actions. Results will vary, as the client's level of commitment affects outcomes.

I am not a medical doctor therefore the contents of this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a medical condition always seek the advice of your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

Haddington, EH41

Practical details

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10-8pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday occasional weekends