Meet our Hypnotherapists
Heather 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. Ten 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 runs a well established Peer Group to help support local hypnotherapists in practice. Heather 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 3 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.
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
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Bristol Depression Clinic 2011
- Certificate in Hypnotherapy Supervison – NCH June 2014
Abi Reid – Clinical Hypnotherapist
Abi practices Mindfulness and uses the teachings and philosophies of Mindfulness to enhance therapeutic sessions. Her professional philosophy is that everyone needs to be listened to. She believes that with the right mindset people can achieve the most incredible things in life. Abi loves seeing people persevere and push through boundaries to reach their goals, and realises that sometimes we need help with that because our negative voice starts telling us what we cannot do. Hypnosis can help with that critical, negative voice that tells us what we cannot do by talking to a person’s subconscious, allowing them to let go of doubt and believe in themselves.
Abi 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.
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