Techniques | Holistic Edinburgh Hypnotherapist and Coach


Which therapy is most effective?

I offer an integrative approach to healing and personal development. My methods are tailored to the individual and will be selected according to your needs and preferences.

What works for someone else might not work for you and vice versa. Therefore it is important to be aware that no one method fits all.

When you come in for your consultation I will discuss with you your issues and devise a way of helping you that suits your needs. I offer several options combining the following methods and disciplines :

As part of a hypnotherapy session the following techniques can be used:

These methods were pioneered by Charles Tebbetts and based on the Psychosythesis Approach which was originally developed by Roberto Assagioli M.D . and then used extensively by  Roy Hunter. This technique uses hypnosis to identify conflicting parts that are damaging the well being of clients, then helps those parts negotiate with each other through the therapist to bring about a resolution. The focus is to achieve a synthesis, a coming together, of the various parts of an individual's personality into a more cohesive self.

Role Therapy

This technique is based on the work of George Kelly (1955). The client is encouraged to expand on a role they identify with and "become" this new character, rehearsing the role, focusing on situations they are likely to enter outside the therapy room. The aim of the exercise is not to transform the client permanently into the new character but rather to encourage experimentation and provide a point of view that might be new and inspiring. This sort of technique can also be very effective when used with couples where there is a communication breakdown.

Regression Therapy

This is a technique whereby the client is safely brought to recall past experiences that have caused a misconception in their belief system to occur. This misconception is then recognized, overcome and substituted with a more appropriate belief.

Transforming Therapy

Originally developed by Gil Boyne, this is a method that uses Regression, Positive Visualization, Gestalt dialogue, Body Awareness and Ideomotor Questioning to bring about a transformation in the client consciousness regarding issues the causes of which had previously been unknown.

Creative suggestions

Are also often used to help people change their perceptions of themselves and are most useful when created by the client himself/herself or when the client participates in their formulation.


Hypnohealing Is a technique that reprograms the subconscious mind to alter the physical processes within the body. Bill Atkinson-Ball, the founder of the Atkinson-Ball College of Hypnotherapy, first used HypnoHealing in 1960 when he developed osteo-arthritis following multiple injuries sustained in the RAF. This technique can be used only after proper medical attention where conventional medicine has not been able to help, or when the problem has psychosomatic origin.