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DSFH, HPD, MHD - Senior Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist

About me

I would like you to picture the difference it would make if your best hopes had been realised.  Would your life be better? Would you be more confident? Would you be happier? Would it allow you to plan for the future? I believe that I can help you achieve these results through our sessions together.

I am a fully qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist offering a professional, solution focused approach to hypnotherapy. I offer a free 15 minute call to discuss how hypnotherapy can help you. So please call/email so we can organise a chat.

I provide individual treatments to help my clients utilise the vast resources within them to create a happy and fulfilling life. I will help you focus your mind on what you want to achieve more than on the issues or their causes.  My approach focuses on the future and not on the past, creating a picture of positive actions and outcomes.  This allows you to come up with solutions to help you move forward towards your best hopes.

Clients' issues often cover everything from anxiety and stress to phobias and addictions.  Maybe you're looking for help with pain relief or weight management but rest assured that all treatments are tailored to the individual so your needs are met.

Sessions can now be conducted face to face in the city centre clinic or by  Zoom. Both are highly effective and the choice is always the clients.

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

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.

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.

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • Face to face session in the city centre clinic
  • Telephone/Zoom Consultation
  • Sessions £70

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

10A Rutland Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2AS

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

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