Gillian Forrester

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DSFH, HPD, MHD - Senior Solution Focused Hypnotherapist
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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 1EP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a fully qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist, I offer a professional, solution-focused approach to hypnotherapy. To explore how hypnotherapy can benefit you, I invite you to schedule a complimentary 15-minute call. Reach out via phone or email, and let's arrange a conversation.

Imagine the impact if your best hopes become your reality. Would your life take a turn for the better? Would you exude greater confidence and find happiness? Could it pave the way for more concrete plans? I believe that I can help you achieve these results through our sessions together.

My individualised treatments aim to empower clients to tap into their innate strengths, fostering a life of fulfilment. My approach emphasises envisioning positive actions and outcomes by redirecting focus toward desired achievements rather than dwelling on past issues. This proactive mindset enables clients to devise solutions that propel them toward their best hopes.

From addressing anxiety, stress, phobias, and grief to offering support with pain management or weight control, every treatment is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Sessions can be conducted face to face at the city centre clinic or online, ensuring effectiveness while providing flexibility according to the client's preference.

Training, qualifications & experience

A fully qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I trained with the renowned Cliffton Hypnotherapy School in Bristol. I am registered with the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and abide by their strict code of ethics.

I have continued my training over the years and also practise Medical Hypnotherapy which allows me to help and support clients with specific health challenges. This can cover many areas such as chronic illnesses, needle phobias, scanxiety, to patients going through chemotherapy or persistent pain.

I have been trained by the highly accredited Dr David Muss to practise the rewind technique to treat cases of PTSD. This is a highly effective and rapid tool to assist trauma victims.

Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

A certified Muss Rewind practitioner for the treatment of trauma and PTSD

A certified Solution Focused Therapy practitioner 

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£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • Face to face session in the city center clinic
  • Telephone/Zoom Consultation
  • Sessions £90
  • Student Discounts

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Wednesday's hours are 8am to 8pm to accommodate clients working day. 

Belgrave Business Centre, 45 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 1EP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Zoom/Skype Sessions available

Online platforms