Shonagh Terry

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access2balance: specialising in Anxiety and Stress
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Kirknewton, West Lothian, EH27
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I specialise in helping those with anxiety, stress, addictions, phobias, fear of flying, and habits that hold us back. Now more than ever, we need support.

I can help you, as I have helped so many others. Help you to improve, control or banish altogether what it is that is holding you back.

Want to take that journey with me back to control and to a calmer, better future? All you need to do is call or text me.

It's your first step.

Information about me:

My name is Shonagh Terry and I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist; NCH, Dip.CAH, CNHC, NHC, FCIPD (ret) and Disclosure Scotland checked. Below you will find examples of the issues often presented to me for help, but these are not the only conditions or concerns I treat.

It's quite a list I know, both the letters after my name, and the number of conditions I have seen and helped people with over the years. These, my qualifications, and the training that I have undertaken over the years can appear really dry. Please be assured I treat people, individuals, not conditions.

I consider myself to be very fortunate to be able to offer help to all sorts of people with a variety of problems. Have a look and see what I help people with.

  • Childrens Issues: eg , bed wetting, self confidence, habits, separation anxiety, eating issues ect
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Fear of Flying
  • Phobias, spiders, needles etc.
  • Panic Attacks
  • Quitting Smoking and Vapouring
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Weight Control and Eating Issue
  • Addictions
  • Relaxation
  • Couple Counselling
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome,IBS
  • Irritable Bladder
  • Allergies
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Grief
  • Pain Management
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD
  • Public Speaking
  • Exam and Pre-wedding Nerves
  • Performance Anxiety, (sporting, work related)
  • Nail Biting

If you need more information on anything, why not have a look at my website. You might find the answer there, or you can request a “call back” and we can have a chat about it.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hope the following will reassure you a little before you call and speak to me before we meet.

Overall, the qualifications I list below have enabled me to offer help with, for example; anxiety, stress, quitting smoking, phobias, fear of flying, addictions and weight issues etc.

So here goes:


I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist, having attained an HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma) from the highly respected UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts & Sciences.  This has enabled me become a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) who are the main regulatory body for Hypnotherapists and am recognised by the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). In addition I hold a qualification in Counselling with the Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA). I am therefore bound by these regulating authorities codes of ethics and practise. I also hold a Diploma in Paediatric Hypnotherapy from the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy ( SICH) and enjoy working with children and adolescents on a variety of issues. I am Disclosure Scotland checked. 

  • I practise Suggestion, Analytic and Cognitive Hypnotherapy, so have a broad range of interventions within my hypnotherapy work.
  • I have also built on my skills offering Counselling, which I have used in both a formal and informal basis almost daily for many years and
  • Eye Movement Integration (EMI) Plus, most useful in the resolution of all types and causes of trauma.
  • I held the level of a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), before retiring, so have an in depth knowledge of Training and Human Resources.  This helps me understand the practical aspects of the fear of, for example, public speaking or appraisal meetings.
  • I can empathise, and offer practical scenarios in both your hypnotherapy intervention and exercises for you to do yourself.
  • As I also spent over 20 years in a medically associated profession before going into Management, I have a good grounding in medical conditions and terminology. 

    In addition:
  • I work with children and adolescents
  • I work with couples
  • I work with those with Weight issues through Weight Management Techniques. I have developed and use a system called WHY; Weight, Hypnotherapy and You.
  • I understand and work with all types of Phobias: Social, Specific and Agoraphobia


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.

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

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There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

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

Paediatric Issues: eg , bed wetting, children with self confidence issues, habits (such as nail biting, thumb sucking etc) separation anxiety, eating issues, etc.

Couple counselling


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees vary according to the condition or need.

In general, a basic 1 hour consultation is £65. I offer 2 hours for the price of 1 for the first consultation. Children, students and under 18's are charged £45.

Smoking Cessation is 1-2 hours and is £145.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am now offering online consultations by Facetime or Skype. Alternately, I have produced Mp3's for you to use at home. I offer 1 for Anxiety & Stress and 4 for Weight Management.

Further information

As we all embark on the journey back to universal good health, we can find ourselves isolated, anxious and feeling uncertain.

I can offer help with general relaxation and refocusing.  You don't have to be alone and you can share your concerns.

Kirknewton, West Lothian, EH27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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My premises are accessible to those with mobility problems.

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