Gillian Forrester

Edinburgh, EH2 1ES | 07999 726463 | Visit Website

Gillian Forrester

Edinburgh, EH2 1ES | 07999 726463 | Visit Website

I am a fully qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist offering a professional, solution focused approach to hypnotherapy. I offer a free 15 minute call to discuss how hypnotherapy can help you. So please call/email so we can organise a chat. I provide individual treatments to help my clients utilise the vast resources within them to create a happy and fulfilling life. I will help you focus your mind on what you want to achieve more than on the issues or their causes. My approach focuses on the future and not on the past, creating a picture of positive actions and outcomes. This allows you to come up with solutions to help you move forward towards your best hopes. Clients' issues often cover everything from anxiety and stress to phobias and addictions. Maybe you're looking for help with pain relief or weight management but rest assured that all treatments are tailored to the individual so your needs are met.

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Forrester Hypnotherapy

45 Frederick Street Edinburgh EH2 1ES

Forrester Hypnotherapy Online

Online sessions available worldwide via Zoom


Weekdays: 8 am - 8 pm

Weekends: Closed

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1st & Further Sessions £90 per session


Other accessibility information:
The clinic is located in one of Edinburgh's historic old buildings and means that entry is by two flights of stairs.

About Forrester Hypnotherapy

I offer professional and confidential therapy for clients that are ready to make changes in their lives. My training and experience enable me to help clients build resilience, reduce anxiety, self-motivate, and change unwanted habits in a relatively short period.


In sessions we concentrate on what a client would like to achieve through hypnotherapy. Looking at the changes this would make in their life and how they will make these changes happen over the coming weeks.  This is what makes my job so interesting and rewarding - watching people commit to change and achieving it.

My sessions are always educational as I talk about why we suffer from issues and what we can do to help. You can share as much as you are comfortable with and then consider how life would look in the absence of your issue.

Hypnotic Trance:

The most relaxing part of a session comes at the end when we use a hypnotic trance. Think of this a state of deep relaxation when the mind can consolidate everything we have talked about.  You can sit back, relax and enjoy this special time as I talk you through some guided imagery. 



Areas that I can help

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bruxism
  • Chronic pain management
  • Confidence/self-esteem issues
  • Depression/low mood
  • Eating behaviours
  • Exam/performance stress
  • Fear and Phobias
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Low motivation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Public speaking
  • Sexual issues
  • Sleeping problems
  • Sports performance
  • Stop smoking/vaping
  • Stress
  • Unwanted habits
  • Weight management
  • Working with teens

Other areas I treat

I specialise in working with clients who suffer with anxiety and/or depression.

Training & Accreditation

I am a fully trained and accredited clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. I trained at the renowned Clifton Hypnotherapy School in Bristol in 2015. Most days are spent running a busy city clinic but I continue to keep up to date with new research and technics from all around the world. 

As an experienced therapist I am registered with:

  • The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH),
  • The National Board for Modern Psychotherapy (NBFMP),
  • The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH),
  • The Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)                             and abide by their strict codes and regulations. 

I continue to expand my offering to clients by undertaking further training with the BRIEF institute. This means  I can solely use solution focused brief therapy with clients.  This can be helpful if a client is not comfortable using trance at the end of a session. 

I have been trained by Dr David Muss at IARTT to carry out therapy for PTSD and phobia sufferers. This can be an amazingly effective and quick technique originally used with veterans suffering from trauma.  


Below are my articles published on AfSFH

Can Hypnotherapy Help Golfers' Yips?

The yips is a very specific issue that can end careers, destroy hobbies, and lead to moments of pure frustration and exasperation. There is much advice about how to overcome the yips and hypnotherapy is not usually the first on the list, but I wanted to s

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