Gillian Forrester


Fully qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist


Gillian is a fully qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist who trained with the prestigious Clifton Practice in Bristol.

She is registered with the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), the National Council for Hypnotherapy and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and abide by their strict code of ethics.

She lectures at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School in Edinburgh. Gillian specializes in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which uses practical, modern and well researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time.

This process looks at what the client wants to achieve rather than focusing on the problem. I ask the client to consider their preferred future, for instance, how would you feel if the problem improved? This enables the client’s possible solutions to become more obvious and gives the client a goal to work towards.

Hypnosis itself reduces any anxiety, and this is done through relaxation and visualization, allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their life that encourage a shift in perspective.

Solution focused hypnotherapy has the advantage of being very effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, phobias and depression as well as many other issues that clients present.

Gillian work in a successful IT business for over 14 years before concentrating on a more people focused future after her son was successfully treated for a fear of heights through hypnotherapy.

This is now her passion – people and how hypnotherapy can help her clients deal with any their issues and fears.

When away from clinic and not running around with children Gillian enjoys getting out into the Pentland's or cycling, enjoys playing hockey (very badly) and horse-riding.

Gillian offers a professional, solution focused approach to therapy. By focusing on the positive aspects of your future and not the past we can help clients find the solutions to their problems. Enabling you to move forward with confidence and happiness.