I’m Gillian Forrester, a fully qualified and insured Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I am 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.
I am also a trained and certified Solution Focused Brief Therapist. I was trained with the renowned BRIEF Organisation.
I live in Edinburgh with a grown up family of two boys. I worked in a successful IT business for over the last 14 years but decided to concentrate on a more people focused future after my son was successfully treated for a fear of heights through hypnotherapy. This is now my passion – people and how hypnotherapy can help my clients deal with their issues and fears.
I have been trained 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. I look at what the client wants to achieve rather than at whatever prompted them to visit me. The approach focuses on the present and not the past.
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 anxiety, and this is done very simply through relaxation and visualisation, allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their life that encourage a shift in perspective.
I offer a professional, solution focused approach to therapy. By focusing on the positive aspects of your future and not the past we can find the solutions to your problems. This will enable you to move forward with confidence and happiness.