Heather M Hutchison

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MA (Psych), HPD, Dip (CAH), Dip CBT, PNLP, NCH (Acc Sup)
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Falkirk, FK1 5RL
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About me

Leading the way in Hypnotherapy in Central Scotland. Our experienced and professional team specialise in Anxiety, Depression, Smoking Cessation, Weight Management (including gastric banding) and more. Our Flagship Clinic in Polmont on the outskirts of Falkirk has a sterling reputation built up over the years by word of mouth referrals. All consultations are conducted on a one to one basis, with full confidentiality assured. Our Senior Hypnotherapist, Heather is fully qualified, fully insured and one of only a handful of Senior Hypnotherapist in Scotland registered with National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). She is also registered with the CNHC. Heather has full disclosure to work with vulnerable adults and children.

Heather is passionate about promoting high standards of Hypnotherapy within the profession and is trained in solutions focused supervision.   This means that Heather currently supervises a number of other Hypnotherapists within Falkirk, West Lothian and surrounding areas, helping to support and nurture them into being well rounded ethical, caring and professional therapists.

In addition, Heather is the Principle of the UK Academy Scotland which is a Satalite school of the UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences. We offer training in the HPD which is the leading industry qualification for Hypnotherapists. Our training school helps to mold and shape the next generation of Hypnotherapists.

As a busy successful full time hypnotherapist Heather sees around 20 clients per week and thus has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Heather is committed to help you get the changes your desire.

Some of the areas in which we can help you with include:

  • Weight management
  • HypnoBand
  • Stop smoking
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Depression (Heather has also had ASIST - Suicide Prevention Training)
  • Pediatric hypnotherapy
  • Stress management
  • Low self-esteem
  • Exam nerves
  • Shyness & social anxiety
  • OCD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Exam Nerves
  • Driving Nerves
  • Insomnia
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Anger Management
  • Confidence
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Blushing
  • Sexual Problems
  • Presentation Anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Sports Performance
  • Pain Management
  • Negative Thinking
  • Procrastination
  • Irritable Bowl Syndrome
  • Stress Management
  • Relaxation
  • And much much more - please call to discuss
  • Heather has direct experience of treating all the conditions above.

Call 07787 807 609 for an appointment

We have ample parking and are in professional business premises.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis (Dip CAH)
Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD)
Practitioner Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Processing (NLP)
Licensed HypnoBand Practitioner
COSCA Counselling Skills

Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Accredited Hypnotherapy Supervisor (AccHypSup)
ASIST Training - Suicide Prevention

Heather is committed to ongoing Continual Professional Development and undertakes an additional 25 hours training per year as a minimum to keep her skills fresh and up to date.

Member organisations

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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.

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

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.

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.

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

Heather is a referral therapist for Anxiety UK in Falkirk and Livingston. Anxiety UK is a charitable organisation which allows people on low incomes to access Hypnotherapy on a sliding scale from as little as £15 once they are members of Anxiety UK. Their website also offers lots of information for people wanting to know more about particular anxiety conditions, including phobias. Their website is: www.anxietyuk.org.uk


£75.00 - £420.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Clinical Hypnotherapy £75 per session, including CD
Smoking Cessation £180 for 90 minute session, plus free follow-up if required
Hypno-BandTM £50 deposit to book which is returned at session 4.  The total cost for 4 sessions is £420 inclusive of all MP3s and materials. . Cost can be spread over the 1st 3 sessions or paid up front at the 1st session.

When I work

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Further information

Heather is committed to keeping her skills fresh and her approach current and therefore undertakes at least 25 hours additional training each year. During this time she has attended many courses on hypnotherapy specifically for treating childhood conditions and thoroughly enjoys working with children.

Other additional training: Depression, Anxiety, Weight Management, Gastric Banding, EMDR, Pain Management, Parts Therapy, Inner Child Therapy, ASIST to name but a few.

HMH Therapy, 23 Wellside Place, Falkirk, FK1 5RL

Type of session

In person

Additional languages

Makaton signer


In person

I am a very experienced NCH Accredited Supervisor using the Solutions Focused methodology.

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Heather M Hutchison
Heather M Hutchison