Michelle Winter Dip.Hyp (IAPH)

Michelle Winter Dip.Hyp (IAPH)

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About me

Hi, I'm Michelle, an experienced and qualified clinical hypnotherapist running busy clinics in both Edinburgh and Central London. I have successfully treated lots of people with stress and anxiety-related problems, plus depression, phobias, weight control, confidence, social anxiety, panic attacks and my stop smoking programme produces excellent results at a 92.5% success.

My weight loss sessions are very successful as I combine it with The Thrive Programme to help you really understand yourself and feel more in control of your eating. The Thrive Programme which is a highly powerful and successful psychological training programme which can completely change the way you think and feel about yourself in up to six weekly sessions. I will show you how to create good self esteem and the emotional control to enjoy life to its full and Thrive! The aim of the programme is to help you create strong psychological and emotional foundations, leading to a happier, more confident, more successful and resilient you.

If you're wanting to make positive changes in your life, first you have to get in the right mind-set, I can help you with that! I offer Clinical Hypnotherapy, smoking cessation, virtual gastric band, and the Thrive Programme.

I welcome any questions you may have, and I look forward to helping you to get started!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy by IAPH
  • Licensed consultant of The Thrive Programme
  • Virtual gastric band
  • Smoking cessation with The Rob Kelly method
  • Diploma of higher education in mental health nursing.
  • Foundation course in systemic practice and family therapy
  • Motivational interviewing with ICIS
  • Personality disorders treatment and approaches in practice with ICIS
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy training with ICIS
  • The Thrive Programme licensed consultant
  • MIAEBP Member of international association evidence based psychotherapy*

During my career, I have worked in a variety of Mental Health settings. Each clinical area required an overlap of skills, using various therapeutic interventions to help and support patients during distressing times in their lives. These interventions included Psycho-social interventions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Systemic practice and Family therapy, Treatment & approaches in practice for Borderline Personality Disorders.

*IAEBP  is Europe’s largest hypnotherapy school. Bound by a Code of Practice and Ethical Standards, I am dedicated to professional and ethical practice, and regularly update's skills and professional development. Fully insured, and I hold a full Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme membership statement. I am a firm believer in scientific based practice and I keep to be up-to-date with the latest research and development.


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.

        Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        Learn how to take back control of your emotions, feeling more empowered, having high self belief and social confidence, by working through 'Thrive by Rob Kelly' with me. This book is ideal to help with most mental and physical health issues.

        Specialist areas are:

        • Depression.
        • Anxiety disorders.
        • Fears and phobias.
        • Social Anxiety.
        • Irritable bowel syndrome.
        • Bipolar affective disorder.
        • Emetophobia


        Initial consultation - free of charge and lasts about 30-45 minutes. Because my diary is very busy, I do charge £25 for cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment time.

        Suggestion Hypnotherapy - A two or three session treatment for issues such as Exam nerves, driving test nerves, dental phobia, flying phobia and public speaking. £70 per hour session.

        Easy Smoking Cessation - Highly successful two-session treatment, lasting 90 minutes per session. Cash payment only please. £195.

        The Thrive Programme - Thrive is a life-changing and highly successful psychological training programme. In just six to eight one-to-one sessions lasting 90 minutes, I can help you to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself. Develop great self esteem and feel back in control of your life. £800.

        Weight Loss Programme - tailored to the individual so I can advise you on the one most suited to your needs. Weight Loss virtual gastric band £90 per 50 minute session. Full package of virtual gastric band includes 1, 90 minute session and 3, 50 minute sessions £360.

        Further information


        "Wow I can’t quite believe the positive effect that the sessions with Michelle has had on my self-esteem, body image and confidence. As a girls worker I am very much aware of the negative thoughts and behaviours which affect us so much. I wasn’t sure how I would be under hypnosis but Michelle helped me to relax and stay focussed. Immediately I felt the affects, I found an inner calmness which I had never felt before. I was totally in control. Thank you Michelle for enabling me to take control over my own body and affect positively on my self-esteem and confidence." Karen, Edinburgh.

        "The Skype calls were so straight forward and Michelle really put me at ease. I found that it has been something that I have had to put very little effort into. There has been no weighing food, counting calories/points. It hasn’t been a diet its been about taking control of my own relationship with food and knowing when i’m full and why i’m eating so much. It’s been very easy to follow and certainly feel the benefits after 4 weeks. Before I undertook the therapy with Michelle I was extremely skeptical about the whole thing and how it would work. Before my first session, Michelle took the time to explain everything to me about what would happen over the next 4 weeks and how the hypnotherapy works. My first session was very relaxed and Michelle made me feel extremely comfortable, she took the time to ask relevant questions around my weight and made me open up about possible reasons as to why I had put on weight. Michelle explained a few different scenarios and made me take the time to understand my reasons for over eating. The following sessions where just as comfortable and I was able to contact Michelle in between sessions to ask any questions or speak to her about the process. I am now in my 5th week and the support and encouragement from Michelle is still as consistent as it was on day one." Elizabeth, South Shields.

        "I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Thrive, I began the course fairly cynical but desperate to put a stop to my emetophobia. After two weeks I could begin to see changes in myself, and at the end of the course I feel like a happier and more confident version of myself. Not only do I now know that I do not have a fear of vomiting, but I am more in control of my life than I have been before. It has been really hard work, and I’ve had to challenge beliefs that I’ve held for a very long time, but it’s been worth every minute of it. Michelle has made the whole process easy, and it’s helped so much having her guidance and support through each step. I can’t recommend it enough!" Emma, Edinburgh.

        "Going through the thrive programme was the best choice I have ever made because it has taught me so much about myself and I know feel that I have the skills and knowledge to deal with my life. I feel that I still have to work hard on keeping up this new attitude and life style but I am confident that it will feel natural in a few weeks and I feel more powerful to deal with things now. Thanks." Josefine, Sweden.

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        Edinburgh, EH1
        London, SW1W

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8am-9pm

        Wednesday 8am-11.30am

        Thursday 8am-11am