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About me

Susan is a Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist and Change Consultant based in Ayr offering services across Ayrshire and the SW of Scotland and is available for private consultations, training, CPD, workshops and consultancy. She is also a mindfulness teacher and therapist.

Susan has been assisting people of all ages and backgrounds for over 13 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 anxiety, phobias, addictions, change consultancy, change coaching and Mindfulness CBT. For the full list of services available see below and the web at www.susanchan.co.uk

Susan has a wide range of interests and hobbies.  Susan is an adventure traveller, whether it be in the rainforest of Borneo or a camel trek in Morocco. Susan works with her partner Ian Geddes who is also a Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and Motivation and Life Coach. Susan regularly takes clients on retreat to Arran, for de-stress, mindful meditation and relaxation.

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

  • Sleep challenges. We have a clinic specifically for people who find it difficult to relax and get deep sleep needed for a full life
  • Personal health and well being including weight, stress and exercise...time for change
  • Coping with and overcoming anxiety
  • A new positive you
  • Weight control
  • How to confront and tackle your addictions
  • Confidence and Self-esteem...yes you can change!
  • How to be happy...remove the barriers and live life to the full
  • Life Balance
  • Dreams and achievements... you are only limited by your vision, so go for it
  • Relationships...yourself, friends and family
  • Career development
  • Handling baggage and clutter...take the weight off your shoulders
  • Communication skills...see it clearly in your mind, body and voice

Training, qualifications & experience

Susan is a senior clinical hypnotherapist
A teacher/ trainer/ therapist with mindfulness and compassion
Group work facilitator and trainer
Master NLP practitioner
Workshops and training in deep relaxation and de-stress
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training

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

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 a registered and qualified Coach, Hypnotherapist and Motivation Therapist (B.Sc., Diploma C.Hyp/NLP, ACFM, MAC) and Mindfulness Teacher.

Susan completed her Masters' qualification in Mindfulness Studies during 2016.

Susan’s services include Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Reiki. With such a range of techniques, her approach is individual to the client and holistic.

Susan is a validated practitioner and member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). She is an accredited de-stress consultant and can offer courses to individuals and groups. 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 a number of charities, including Ayrshire Cancer Support, The Ayrshire Hospice, Song for Heroes, MS Society, 'See Me', YMCA+, Ayrshire Sportsability, Dumfries House

Susan works with individual clients, small groups and large groups, within the private, public and voluntary sectors. This includes schools and colleges, charity organisations and commercial agencies.

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

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.

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


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 an ongoing and continued support by email, telephone or Skype.

An additional part of Susan's services, are the 'bespoke personalised audio recordings'.

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

For further information on Fees and availability, contact Susan


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 13 years. My background has been working with people in SW Scotland,  Glasgow and beyond. Clients know Susan as a clinical hypnotherapist, as a psychotherapist and change consultant. Often we can find ourselves caught in a rut  and it can take courage and belief to change anything that sits heavy on our mind and our bodies. In my time helping people to 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. Working holistically together we tap into your resources to help you to 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 a number of local community groups and charities. She was an award winner with ‘Mums in Control’, (a national magazine) for inspiring others.  Susan work was recognised by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) as a finalist for ‘Most Enterprising (Scottish) Business.’ and  for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business’ and ’Best Charity/ Business Partnership’.

Our location is very close to the M77 and just 20 minutes from the south side of Glasgow. There is free car parking. (5 South Hamilton Street, Kilmarnock, KA312DN)

We offer you a range of hypnosis audio downloads. You can sample the range of self hypnosis audio downloads and hear for yourself Susan’s smooth relaxing voice. The range of themes is extensive and being added to on a regular basis. The self hypnosis audio downloads offer a convenient way for you to benefit, 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, NLP practitioner and Motivation 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 www.susanchan.co.uk
Please contact us to discuss any aspect of our services.


Revised August 2019

Also registered with Life Coach Directory.

2 Dereel
Barns Court
South Ayrshire

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Type of session

In person
Home visits


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

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