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M.Sc., (Mindfulness) B.Sc.,(Psychology) Diploma C.Hyp/NLP

About me

Susan is a Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Health/Wellbeing/Performance coach based in Ayr, Scotland and is available for private consultations, training, CPD, workshops and consultancy.

Susan has been helping people of all ages and backgrounds for over 16 years. Her wide-ranging qualifications illustrate Susan's holistic approach towards the range of issues facing people in the complex world in which we live. Susan is qualified and experienced in working with clients for anxiety, phobias, addictions, change consultancy and coaching, and Mindfulness CBT. For the full list of services available see below and the web at

Susan works with her partner and husband, Ian Geddes who is also a Hypnotherapist and Life Coach. Susan regularly takes clients on retreat, for de-stress, mindful compassion meditation, and relaxation.

Susan works with people who want to make that change in their life.  The areas of your life that can be covered will be agreed upon at the introductory discussion but can include:-

  • Sleep challenges. We have a centre specifically for people who find it difficult to relax and get deep sleep
  • Personal health and well being including weight control, de-stress and phobias
  • Anxiety
  • A positive you
  • Weight control
  • How to tackle your addictions
  • Confidence and Self-esteem
  • How to be happy... and live life to the full
  • Life Balance
  • Dreams and achievements
  • Relationships...yourself, friends and family
  • Career development
  • Handling baggage and clutter
  • Communication your mind, body and voice

Training, qualifications & experience

Susan is a highly trained, skilled and experienced senior clinical hypnotherapist
A trainer/ therapist with mindfulness and compassion
Workshops and training in deep relaxation and de-stress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

She is available for private consultations, training, CPD, workshops and consultancy. 

Susan is a consultant and delivers hypnotherapy at Dumfries House, a Health and Wellbeing Centre run by the Prince's Foundation. 

Her wide-ranging qualifications, knowledge and experience, illustrate Susan's holistic approach towards the range of issues facing people in the complex world in which we live. Susan is a registered and qualified Coach, Hypnotherapist and Motivation Therapist (B.Sc., Diploma C.Hyp/NLP, ACFM, MAC) and Mindfulness Teacher. Susan has an M.Sc. (Mindfulness Studies) and an M.Sc. (Business and Society).

Susan's services include Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Compassion, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Her approach is person-centred and solution-focussed.

Susan is a validated practitioner and member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). She is an accredited de-stress consultant. She is a business mentor with the Chamber of Commerce, an accredited CPD provider for Education Scotland. And is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Susan is also a member of the Mindfulness Association and the Association of Coaching.

She dedicates part of her practice to several charities, including the Ayrshire Hospice, Song for Heroes, MS Society and 'See Me'.

Susan works with clients within the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Susan's background includes NHS management, Mediation, Addiction, Counselling. She is the Founder of Susan Chan at New Horizons and Susan Chan Associates.

Member organisations


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

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

Susan is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness and Mindfulness Stress Reduction.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a life skill which can deepen our sense of well-being and fulfilment. In this hectic and chaotic world it allows you to find a more calm and thoughtful way to live. It engages all our senses, so that you become aware of your body, emotions, thoughts and the world around.

What are the benefits?
If you practise mindfulness, you will become more aware of your physical and emotional state. You will focus on being ‘in the moment’ and become aware and in tune with your self and your immediate environment. If you live ‘in the moment’, you need not live in the past or worry about the future. Mindfulness can help you to make decisions that will change behaviour and lifestyle choices. Mindfulness allows you to change positively. In a sense, mindfulness offers a different path, away from stress and anxiety and on a route in the direction of healing, calmness and awareness.
Susan runs courses and workshops in Mindfulness and Mindfulness Stress Reduction. Contact her directly for details of the next workshop.

Time Line and Regression Therapy
Working with people affected by cancer/ Relaxation and pain management


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Susan's initial 1/2 hour consultation is free of charge.

Susan offers individual coaching sessions and blocks of sessions.
Business fees and services by arrangement and request.

Included in the fee and as part of the coaching service, she offers ongoing support by email, telephone or Zoom.

Another part of Susan's services is the 'bespoke personalised audio recordings'.

Payment can be by bank transfer, debit card, or cash and payable at the initial contact session.

For further information on fees and availability, contact Susan.

When I work

Normal business hours: 8.30 to 17.00. However, twilight appointments are available. It may also be possible to see clients on a Saturday morning. Contact Susan Chan for details

Further information

'I have been helping people to make a positive change for over 16 years. My background has been working with people in SW Scotland,  Glasgow and beyond. Clients know Susan as a clinical hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, and change consultant. We can often find ourselves caught in a rut, and it can take courage and belief to change anything that sits heavy on our minds and bodies. In my time helping people change their deeply ingrained habits and behaviours, clients grow in self-esteem and 'bit by bit shed off layers to gain confidence and set themselves free. By working holistically together, we tap into your resources to help you make the changes to get your life back on track and find the best way to gain a happier life. You do not need to live with your anxieties, fears or phobias.

Susan also works in partnership with several local community groups and charities. She was an award winner with 'Mums in Control' (a national magazine) for inspiring others. The Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) recognised Susan's work as a finalist for 'Most Enterprising (Scottish) Business. 'Outstanding Contribution to Business' and' Best Charity/ Business Partnership'.

Through our webshop, we offer you a range of hypnosis audio downloads. You can sample the range of self-hypnosis audio downloads. The content is extensive and is being added regularly. The self-hypnosis audio downloads offer a convenient way to benefit from any place or time, the perfect solution to make that change you desire.
Susan has a wide range of interests and hobbies. She lives and works with Ian Geddes, her husband and business partner. (Who is also a Hypnotherapist and Life Coach). Susan loves music and is an adventure traveller, whether it be in the rainforest of Borneo or a camel trek in Morocco.

You can follow Susan on Facebook (susanchannewhorizons) or Twitter (SChanNewHorizon), and you can read more about the business at the website at
Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of our services.

Susan Chan is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

5 Genoch Mews, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 4GX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms