Meet our Hypnotherapists

Heather M HutchisonHeather Hutchison – Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist

Heather is the owner and Clinical Lead at HMH Therapy. She graduated from Glasgow University with a Masters Degree in Psychology in 1998.  From there she went into the Call Centre industry working in analytical, people-oriented roles.  Thirteen years ago, she decided that she needed to get back to her roots and work to help people, and so she became a Reiki practitioner in her spare time.

On qualifying as a Hypnotherapist in 2010 Heather moved straight into Clinical Practice, and within 6 months her clinic had grown into a full-time practice.  Since then she has quickly moved up the ranks of the Hypnotherapy Industry and is now a Senior Hypnotherapist with her regulatory body the National Council for Hypnotherapy. Heather is passionate about high standards within the Hypnotherapy profession and that is why she trained to be a Hypnotherapy Supervisor.  This means that she helps and supports newly qualified Hypnotherapists during their first three years out of training (and beyond), supporting them to become ethical and professional hypnotherapists.   Heather has also recently completed her COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills and combines traditional counselling skills and psychotherapeutic techniques with hypnotherapy.  Heather runs a well established Peer Group to help support local hypnotherapists in practice.  She has built up a far-reaching reputation as a Hypnotherapist and now sees clients from all over Central Scotland and beyond, from as far away as Dundee and Penicuik to East Kilbride and Kirkcaldy.  Heather has also been running the UK Academy Scotland training school for the last 7 years to train people to become Hypnotherapists.

Heather holds a full Disclosure Certificate allowing her to work with vulnerable adults and children.

She has also undertaken many specialist Hypnotherapy courses over the years.  Some of these have been on Depression, Anxiety, Weight Management, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Paediatric Hypnotherapy and Inner Child Therapy.

As well as being a Senior Hypnotherapist as awarded by the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), Heather is also a registered member of the prestigious Complementary and National Healthcare Council (CNHC).  The CNHC not only regulates Hypnotherapists but all complementary health practitioners.  It is seen as the Quality Mark of the profession, and that is why the Department of Health recommends that you should consult with someone who is CNHC registered where the particular profession is recognised by the CNHC.

As part of Heather’s Professional memberships with the NCH and CNHC she needs to undertake continuous professional development and training every year to keep her skills up to date.  Her qualifications have all been checked and verified and she holds the correct insurance to practice with clients.

Heather is a Paediatric specialist having undergoing additional training to work with children and she works with Kids from the age of 7 upwards.  Heather also specialises in treating anxiety and low mood in both adults and kids as well as Trauma, OCD, PTSD. relationship issues etc.

It is very important that you always see a Hypnotherapist who is a member of a Professional Body and that you double check that they are in fact showing as a member on that Professional Body’s Website.  That way you can be assured that you will receive the highest level of care, expertise and professionalism.

Spotlight on Qualifications

  • MA(Hons) in Psychology – Glasgow University 1998Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma – UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences 2010
  • Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis – UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences 2010
  • Practitioner Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming – UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences 2010
  • Licensed Hypnoband Practitioner – 2010
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Bristol Depression Clinic 2011
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervision – NCH June 2014
  • Suicide ASIST Trained 2016
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid for Young People 2020
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills 2020

Susan Jeffrey – Clinical Hypnotherapist 

Susan has always felt a strong desire to help others overcome their fears and obstacles, in order to get to where they want to be in life. To be their best self. She has had a keen interest in the workings of the subconscious mind for many years, and as a result felt drawn to hypnotherapy. Susan believes that clients should feel safe and welcome, be treated with the utmost respect and understanding, and should never feel judged.
Susan believes that hypnotherapy can tap into a client’s own resources to help guide them on their way to positive change.
She has previously been an award winning retail manager for 21 years and has gained recognition on her ability to bring out the best in people.

Susan is a member of the NCH and CNHC and abides by their code of ethics and conduct.  She is committed to her own professional development by doing a minimum of 15 hours additional training per year.

Having worked at HMH Therapy for over two years now Susan specialises in Weight Management including the Hypnoband.  She is passionate about helping people to achieve their weight management goals.  Susan has undertaken additional training in Weight Management as well as in anxiety, coaching and menopausal symptom relief.  She also has an impeccable reputation for stopping people smoking.


  • BA in Law – Glasgow University 1998
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma – UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences 2019
  • Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis – UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences 2019
  • Practitioner Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming – UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences 2019
  • Licensed Hypnoband Practitioner – 2021

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