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About Fiona

Having qualified in Medicine in 1991, I worked as a doctor for nearly 20 years, most of that time being spent as a General Practitioner in Glasgow.DSC_0039_2

In that time I dealt with an extensive variety of illnesses and issues and it became apparent to me that the mind often plays a pivotal role in illness – and wellness. A role that all too often can be overlooked.

Many problems can be cured or helped with prescription drugs, and I would never advocate that hypnosis is an alternative to orthodox medicine for serious or life threatening conditions.

However it can be an extremely valuable complementary treatment for all sorts of problems, as well as potentially helping with many conditions for which there is no recognised conventional cure.

To me as a medical practitioner, hypnosis is a wonderful tool which, when used sensitively and with skill, can bring about immense improvements in all sorts of areas.


I studied hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) at the UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences in Scotland. I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), a professional body that is committed to ensuring the highest professional standards among its members. (This is not legally required of hypnotherapists, and very many people who practice hypnotherapy have had little formal training.) As an NCH member I abide by its Code of Ethics and comply with its guidance on Continuing Professional Development.

A list of registered hypnotherapists can be found at the NCH website:

I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, and their website can be found at

I am Medical Adviser and Research Director for the Scottish Hypnotherapy Foundation, a charity set up to raise the standards of hypnotherapy in Scotland as well as potentially provide free or assisted hypnotherapy sessions to those in need.

I am a director of the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO) and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Chronic Pain.

I also remain registered with the GMC, although I am no longer practising as a doctor.

My qualifications are:

MBChB  (Glasgow 1991)- Medical degree

HPD – Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

Dip (CAH)- Diploma of Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis

PNLP – Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming

I also hold a Level 2 Practitioner Certificate in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and am qualified in the use of Eye Movement Integration Plus (EMI plus)

I live in Helensburgh in the West of Scotland, and I work from home as well as at premises in the centre of Glasgow.

I may be able to do home visits, although fees may vary.