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by Charles Whitaker, B.Sc., Ph.D., F.Inst.L.M., D.Hyp, PDCHyp

About Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy can free you from whatever is holding you back – anxiety, stress, phobias, uncertainty and so many other life restricting problems. 


Or, you can enhance your life by building your confidence, resolving relationship issues or even improving your sporting skills. 

Most people can be hypnotised but for each of us that state can be quite different. For many though, it is similar to the sleepy state experienced when you’ve just woken up in the morning. This feels very pleasant and can feel as though a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. In this deeply relaxed state we can address your unconscious mind and bring about changes to help achieve the desired outcome. 


Charles will work with you in a safe and confidential environment to identify and resolve your issues. Many of his clients find that the confidence and warmth they feel as they work together means they are able to fully reveal their own story for the first time. This is the first step towards making positive change. 


It is important to realise that nobody can be hypnotised against their will and when hypnotised, any suggestion given can be rejected if it is not appropriate.


Charles likes to offer a 15 minute complementary telephone session to give you the opportunity to discuss your challenges, and what you would like to achieve.  You can ask him any questions you like!  There is no obligation to continue with treatment - this is an ideal way to 'meet' Charles and discuss the changes you wish to have happen.


To discuss any questions you may have about hypnotherapy and how it could help you, please contact Charles directly on 07973 829 874.


Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Manage stress: Learn self-hypnosis and other techniques specifically designed to reduce or eliminate stress. Cope better, and by changing specific behaviour patterns, help stabilise blood pressure & promote relaxation.

Alleviate unwanted habits: Unhealthy habits (e.g. nail biting, teeth grinding, binge eating) constitute a conditioned response to stress.

Hypnosis helps to eliminate negative thoughts and to promote desirable changes in habit patterns, motivation and personal health

Confidence building: Improve your self-projection and self-respect; increase confidence and self-acceptance.

End anxiety, panic, fears & phobias: eliminate irrational fears. Learn to react differently; cope with your fears in a new, more positive way.

Self-development & quality of life: attain personal fulfilment through motivation, goal-setting and achievement. Instil a positive attitude to enhance your performance.

Improve academic performance: enhance memory & concentration. Instil a positive attitude to learning and improve exam techniques.

Improve public speaking: Reduce 'stage fright' and boost self-confidence in conversation.

Release emotional and physical trauma: Clinically sound procedures are applied to identify, heal and resolve the physical and emotional consequences of traumatising events such as accidents, assault or violence.



In addition to his work as a hypnotherapist, Charles is also a qualified ‘Healer’ and a ‘Shamanic Healer’. As a Brennan Healing Science practitioner, Charles exploits the connection between himself and the patient through the Universal Energy Field. It is within this field, sometimes known as the aura, that our psychological experiences take place. By “tuning” into this field, Charles can “read” your body and discover what it is asking for. Your physical, mental and emotional concerns are underlined by energetic aspects and Charles’ training enables him to work on all of these together. 


Healing helps to:

Establish deep connection with inner spiritual guidance and  fulfil your heart's true longings

Promote physical healing of many disease conditions

Restore a sense of well-being and emotional stability

Clear and strengthen mental capabilities


To find out more about Brennan Healing and how it might be able to help you, visit


About Charles

Charles Whitaker B.Sc., Ph.D., F.Inst.L.M., D.Hyp, PDCHyp earned his practitioner diploma for Hypnotherapy from the London College of Hypnosis.


Qualified since 2006, he takes a personal interest in his clients, maintaining a safe and comfortable environment in which he can help you to discuss and resolve your issues.
Charles worked in manufacturing for many years, gaining experience in interacting with a wide range of people, and a full understanding of the personal and professional pressures that can often be faced in the world of business. This led to his professional interest in business coaching and management development, two prominent and very successful areas of his business.
Another area in which Charles takes a keen interest is sports improvement; in particular helping clients to improve  their golf game, or helping with performance confidence and other issues for equestrians.


Charles recently qualified to level 2 in Emotional Freedom Technique which he incorporates in his work wherever appropriate. 

Helping clients to build self esteem, reduce anxiety and manage stress, Charles practices here in Moffat and also Edinburgh and Peebles.  Charles is a full member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 


To learn more about Charles and his service, please visit


Consultation Prices:

15 minute telephone session: FREE

Initial consultation & hypnotherapy session (90 mins): £75

Follow up hypnotherapy session (50-55 mins): £55

Many conditions can be helped over 1 to 5 sessions


Useful Links

British Society Clinical Hypnosis

London College of Clinical Hypnosis


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