What matters is not where you have been, what matters is where you are going.
Why should I choose Hypnolight?
I am a firm believer that people are their own best healers and have the inner knowledge and resources to do so. I am here to help guide you in that recovery process, using my professional skills and training in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
The ultimate aim is to help you on your healing journey, successfully deal with your issues and empower you in the process.
I have worked with many clients who tried different treatment modalities but these approaches failed as they weren't suitable for them or their needs.
I don't try to 'fit' my clients to a particular approach. When it comes to therapy, I do not subscribe to 'trying to fit a square peg into a round hole'. We are all different. There is not one medication for all illnesses so why be rigid therapeutically too? Different modalities work for different people. I work integratively, which means I combine the main different psychological schools of thought and approaches to suit individual needs of my clients (for example humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, Gestalt, EMDR etc.).
To sum up, I use a client-centered approach, based on the concept that the client's inner mind can reveal the core cause of a problem when appropriate hypnotic and therapeutic techniques are employed. I am able to use combinations of different techniques tailored to suit your own individual needs and preferences. I combine both hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience of working in the mental health and social care sectors, both private and public.
Both my psychology studies and mental health experience are reflected in my hypnotherapy practice. I have a solid understanding of how the body and brain work together and how hypnotherapy can help to achieve positive changes.
I’m always happy to discuss the processes involved in greater depth with any clients who want to understand more about their treatment session.
- Psychology BSc (Hons) 1st class
- Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Psychology (PGCert)
- Diploma in analytical hypnotherapy (DipAH)
- Diploma in Hypno-psychotherapy
- General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP)
- Test User: Occupational, Ability & Personality (Level A & B in psychometric testing) – RQTU
- Past Life Regression and Therapy Diploma
- Diploma in nutrition
- "How to stop anyone smoking" certificate from Uncommon Knowledge Training school
- Generative trancework
- Treatment of trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Treatment of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- EMDR with hypnosis (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)
I am committed to my continuous professional development (CDP) and I regularly undertake various training and learn new skills. In October 2014, I have started a postgraduate training in hypno-psychotherapy so after completion I can register as a psychotherapist with the UKCP (The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). This combines both hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.
In addition, I am a trained shamanic practitioner (trained to the standard of psychologist Sandra Ingerman). Shamanic healing practice fits well with both hypnotherapy and psychotherapy as it also uses trance state.
I also have a regular supervision with Dr. Geoff Ibbottson to ensure I work effectively and to the best of my abilities. He is a GP as well as hypno-psychotherapist who run an NHS trauma clinic for 15 years.
MBPsS – Member of British Psychological Society number: 251269
UKCP - The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Member of The National Society for Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness
Member of CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (set up by the government)
The Scottish Hypnotherapy Foundation (SHF)
Anxiety UK approved therapist
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Other issues I have successfully dealt with include restless leg syndrome, nail biting, motivation to exercise, sugar addiction and many more.
I also offer sessions on Past Life regression therapy which has been shown to be very effective in dealing with a number of issues. Please check my website for more info.
I also offer hypnotherapy/psychotherapy or Past Life Regression therapy sessions via Skype or Google Hangouts and VSee if clients cannot see me in person.
Free initial telephone or online session
Please note that I do not charge per hour but per session. As I am trained integratively and combine different therapeutic modalities, each session is different and times may vary however the average length is around 1 hour going up to 1.5 hours. Past life regression tends to be longer, hence the price difference.
I do not work with children/teenagers under the age of 18. This is because my psychotherapy regulatory body UKCP requires a specific child-focused psychotherapy training.
I aim to respond to new client enquiries within 24 hours.
Due to the recent and unprecedented changes and COVID-19, for a foreseeable future the sessions are available ONLINE only.
I offer a free 20 mins Zoom familiarisation session.
Given my mental health background, I have a special interest in working with clients who experience mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) and trauma.
I have a keen interest in transpersonal and energy psychology and incorporating shamanic healing techniques into my practice when appropriate. This is becoming more and more popular with many other psychotherapists too.
I’m based in Larbert, so I am very accessible for Central Scotland (Stirlingshire, Glasgow, Fife and also Edinburgh). I live near the Larbert train station, so I am also accessible for those who cannot drive.
I work from my home office and there is on street parking space.
I’m happy to discuss and advise on any issue that you feel may benefit from hypnotherapy/psychotherapy.