Holistic Therapy & Personal Development Services 


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About Us:

Professionally Registered
Qualified to real standards
Adhering to NOS
Dedicated to Ongoing development
Adhering to codes of ethics
Involved in training provision
Therapists with Supervision access
First established 1993

Welcome to Scotland's Premier Therapy and Holistic Personal Development Site

'Therapeutic care & Personal Development - The solution to your problems is in you'
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Hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, Edinburgh.
(CNHC Registered Practitioner)

We are complementary health practitioners, not alternative health practitioners. This means that we work WITH the medical profession. If you have an illness or injury, or if you are going to embark on a new diet, fitness plan or if you have any uninvestigated symptoms, you must consult your medical doctor.  We are strictly an adult provider.

CNHC registered hypnotherapist: Stuart
Stuart and Denise: CNHC registered Hypnotherapists

CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapies that was set up with government funding and support, and is an AVG scheme

Many good Insurance schemes recognise CNHC registered hypnotherapists for reimbursement.

Hypnotherapy in Edinburgh

Hypnotherapy is a generally misunderstood therapy, thanks to poor films and the silly mystique encouraged by stage hypnotists.

There is nothing magic, mystical, mysterious, controlling or unethical about hypnotherapy. It is simply professional therapy using the state of relaxation known as hypnosis.

Hypnosis in Edinburgh

The word comes from the greek work for sleep - hypnos. It actually describes the natural state of relaxation between awake and asleep that we have come to know as "hypnosis".  You go through this state every time you fall asleep and every time you wake. If you can sleep, you can use hypnosis or self hypnosis.

  • Everyone who is capable of sleep can enter hypnosis.
  • You know what is going on, you are not controlled.
  • You can hear what is being said.
  • It is a natural state, you go through it every time you go to sleep.
  • It is not magical or mystical.
  • It has nothing to do with any faith or religion other than the state is similar physically to trances and deep prayer.
  • You do not need a deep state of hypnosis for therapy to work.
  • Rapid inductions are not therapeutic, slow relaxing inductions are far more valid in therapy.
  • Hypnosis is not a therapy, it is a state of relaxation.
  • Stage hypnotists are in no way qualified as therapists.

  • CBT may be effective in the management of stress related symptoms such as tension headaches (according to BMJ Learning)
  • CBT may be effective in the management and treatment of eating disorders and organically unexplained symptoms and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (according to BMJ Learning)
  • Hypnotherapy and CBT may be effective for anxiety disorders (according to BMJ Learning, NICE and Anxiety UK)

NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming

NLP uses a similar state to a hypnotic trance, only far lighter. It is known as an "altered state" rather than a "hypnotic state" since it is less relaxed, and indeed sometimes uses an "up" state instead. NLP is actually not a therapy in it's own right, it is instead a modelling tool. A number of brilliant therapists of their day were modelled by the founders of NLP in order to try to enable recreation of their abilities. The result was NLP.

Both Hypnotherapy and NLP are most effective when combined with other CBT Cognitive Behavioural Change Training! Look for a therapist with additional CBT / Psychotherapy/ Coaching experience and qualification.

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Where in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh base

Stuart & Denise:

South Side Centre, 86 Causewayside Edinburgh, EH9 1PY 

Directions: http://www.southsidecentre.co.uk/contact-directions

Note: this is a centre used by many different therapists including ourselves and is not our listed business address. We practice from here "on demand" among other locations. Please do not send mail or post here.

Payments: Cash,  paypal. NO credit or debit card facilities on site.

Stuart also works from Wallace House, Trinity, North Edinburgh

Mental health treatment is based around methods recommended in NICE guidelines, and those fully researched as effective such as CBASP. More information on both adherence to NICE guidelines and on underpinning research please visit our other site www.psychoanalysis.center

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We adhere to appropriate National Occupational Standards, carry professional insurance and support voluntary regulation of therapists. We are both subject to regulation in therapy. Both therapists area CNHC registered hypnotherapist (voluntary regulation of hypnotherapy).  Both therapists are registered on both CNHC and FHT PSA Accredited Registers. Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registers are for healthcare practitioners not subject to statutory regulation.

UKCHO Registered (Stuart)  Registered (Both)

Registered Trainer (Stuart)      Full Member (Stuart) Excellent Hypnosis Website™

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