Gary Sutherland DSFH, AfSFH Reg, CNHC Reg RESET Hypnotherapy
After experiencing life-changing results from hypnotherapy I decided to train and qualify as a therapist. I'm now practising in Aberdeen and achieving incredible results with clients who come with a wide range of issues, primarily; anxiety, depression, addictions, weight-management, low self-confidence, low self-esteem & limiting beliefs. I use both Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis/trance.
What is Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy?
Clinical Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy is based on the philosophy of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and, as the title suggests, is concerned with addressing the solution rather than the problem. It can be very effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, phobias and depression as well as many other issues.
It recognises that each person is unique and the care and attention provided is, therefore, specific to the client's needs. The goals set and the support offered is tailored to deliver help to the client to enable them to achieve their solution. The therapy offers the client a secure environment and is delivered in a positive and constructive way so as to encourage and help facilitate change, which the client can then evaluate the effectiveness of for themselves.
What is Hypnosis/Trance?
Hypnosis is a normal, natural, trance like state that allows the individual to have focused attention. This is something which we can move in and out of many times within the day. We can be in a form of trance, for example, when we are driving, out for a run or even just daydreaming.
Put simply, hypnosis is merely the natural harnessing of focused thought which allows great change to take place.
I create a warm and relaxing environment. At the initial consultation, I find out all about the client's background and explain to them how the brain works and how we can learn to change our thinking to transform our lives. I focus on moving you, the client, towards your desired future.
Please feel free to contact me to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
- Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
I trained at the renowned Clifton Practice. I'm committed to continuous professional development through attending advanced and specialist courses. I also have regular 1 to 1 and group supervision sessions with senior lecturers.
My previous career of over 30 years was a business owner in advertising and marketing so I've have honed my 'people-skills' having to deal with all the highs and lows that clients' and employees' lives can bring.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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
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.
Initial consultations - £70 including complimentary couch/trance session (1.5 hours)
Subsequent sessions £70 per (50-60 mins)
Our first meeting will be the initial consultation session where I find out what you'd ideally like to achieve through therapy and talk you through how the brain works and how we can get you feeling on track quickly. I can also answer any additional questions you may have. A twenty minute complimentary trance session is included. I also give you a free audio track for you to listen you each night before out next session too get you used to my voice and trance/guided imagery.
At subsequent sessions, the first half is talk therapy where we review your week and explore what you're preferred future would look like. This can be very enjoyable and gives us clues on how best to develop treatment goals. The 2nd half is trance/guided visualisation/hypnotherapy - see description below.
I can’t recommend Gary’s services enough. I was sceptical when I initially went to Gary to address one issue. I actually conquered a whole lot more. It’s true to say the five initial sessions with Gary turned my life around, brought me some inner peace and calm, and set me up with the tools to cope with some of life’s challenges in a more accomplished and reasoned fashion. I’ve been back for several top up sessions and will continue to do so as and when required. Go for it, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the hypnotherapy sessions, having never tried hypnotherapy before I would totally recommend it now! My misophonia may never go away but I feel I can cope with it better. With your help I understand more about my anxiety and can now allow my family to understand. I thoroughly enjoyed the hypnosis part of the session and I now regularly meditate most days to bring some calm into my busy life! As you say it's about empowerment and I totally feel that now! Thanks again!