Carolyn Gillan

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HPD, DSFH, MNCH (Acc) MBACP (Accred)
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Plymouth, Devon, PL7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

My aim is to provide you with a welcoming, safe and supportive environment where you can discuss your clinical work, explore your continuing professional development needs and if appropriate, gain support in building and maintaining a thriving therapy private practice. 

About me

I qualified as a counsellor in 2008 and have run a successful private practice ever since. In 2015, I added hypnotherapy to my skillset when I qualified as a solution focused hypnotherapist. I hold accredited status with both the NCH for my hypnotherapy practice and the BACP for my counselling practice. In 2021, I obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Professional Development in Mental Health and in 2022, I gained a Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision. 

I'm a published author, having co-written the book 'The Art of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy: A Collection of Case Studies' with hypnotherapist colleagues. I'm also published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for a review into the effectiveness of group and self-help hypnotherapy in irritable bowel syndrome. I am also a visiting lecturer on the Foundation in Solution Focused Therapy course run by Livewell Southwest and University of Plymouth.


£60 per hour.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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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.

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

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Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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Plymouth, Devon, PL7

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Type of session

In person

As a qualified supervisor with over 15 years of clinical experience, my aim is to support you in all your supervision needs.


Carolyn Gillan
Carolyn Gillan