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Hypnotherapy & Counselling in Edinburgh

Also specialising in Rational Emotive/Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapies & Dr Claire Weekes MBE

Robin W. Thorburn ADHP (NC) MNRHP UKCP (H): Longest Established Hypno-Psychotherapist in Edinburgh.

With Robin W. Thorburn ADHP (NC) MNRHP UKCP (H)   

Approved provider to Bupa

Robin continues to consult through these crucial times. Skype sessions also available.


Hypnotherapy EdinburghYou’re probably looking for hypnotherapy in Edinburgh because you’d like to solve a problem. With my therapy you can achieve this safely, with you in control.

Welcome to Exclusive Hypnotherapy, the longest established Hypnotherapy Practice in Edinburgh, with a proven record of helping people achieve lasting change through professional, confidential clinical hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

Robin Thorburn, the founder of Exclusive Hypnotherapy, is one of the UK’s leading Hypno-Psychotherapists.  He has 27 years verifiable clinical experience and has successfully conducted over 12,000 Hypno-Psychotherapy sessions.

Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public.

Robin has helped thousands of clients who have experienced debilitating panic attacks, phobias, anxiety, stress/insomnia, low self-confidence/esteem/self-worth, depression, public speaking and blushing, irritable bowel syndrome, pain control, sports psychology and enhancement of business performance.  He is also remarkably successful working with people who wish to stop smoking, improve weight loss or require life coaching Sexual and relationship problems are also helped with as is Bereavement,

My hypnotherapy in Edinburgh is a natural, safe and powerful tool to help you overcome your problems and access your full potential.

Dr Albert Ellis, the originator of cognitive Therapy & Diplomate from the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis said: “Dear Robin, in general, you have done an excellent job…there are many good things I could say about your book. I would definitely like to see the book published, since it seems to include some creative ideas.”

Robin is the Clinical Director for the originator of cognitive therapy, Dr Albert Ellis’ wife: Dr Joffe Ellis and entrustee of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. ellisrebt

“Congratulations Exclusive Hypnotherapy, Your help to countless people is magnificent ! The remarkable Robin Thorburn is the heart and soul of this very fine organization”.  Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis 1st Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in New York City.


 Alice Wylie, Scotsman newspaper reporter cured of spider phobia in one session said: “After some initial deep breathing and some twitchiness, I felt completely unafraid.”   Robin Featured in The Scotsman Newspaper

Robin Featured In Scotsman Newspaper Video

Ralph Benko, editor of USA’s leading hypnotherapy magazine.”Pnosis applauds, and commends to the world’s attention, Thorburn’s conjoining of the two (cognitive therapy and hypnotherapy) potentially represents a signal event in the annals of the betterment of humanity.” Read: Robin Featured as Distinguished Practitioner

Susan Findlay from the Pulse magazine was cured of sleeping problems: She rated the treatment as 5/5 for effectiveness and 4/5 for pleasantness. Read Susan’s Article

Gaby Soutar from The Scotsman Magazine rated Robin as 18/20 “He’s also pretty good at making one feel at ease, and we chat for a bit before he asks me what I want to achieve and gives me some cognitive therapy, which aims to recognise the chain of events that can lead to upsetting emotions”. Read Gaby’s Article

Martin Gray (sub editor of the Scotsman) “A Psychotherapist with more than 25 years hypnotherapy experience. Robin has a barrel-load of letters after his name and together they spell EMPATHY. Read Martin’s Article

Please note these reviews are verifiable!

Robin receives referrals from three of Edinburgh’s main GP Practices.

He has a British Psychological Society CPD Approved seminar on Cognitive Therapy and hypnotherapy.

View Robin’s BPS Accredited Hypno-REBT Seminar

A British Psychological Society CPD Approved Exclusive Hypnotherapy Certificate Training Course. View Robin’s BPS Accredited Hypnotherapy Training

Robin presented Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy/Hypnotherapy to Edinburgh Napier University Psychological Society, the National Society of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy Conference in Leicester and to the British Psychological Society Conference in Brighton in May 2017.

Read The Report About Robin’s Presentation in Brighton

Robin is also a United kingdom Council for Psychotherapy accredited supervisor.

Robin W. Thorburn is fully CRB/PVG checked, is certified in Diversity/Safeguarding and is an Approved provider to Bupa. Bupa logo


Contact me now to book your Edinburgh hypnotherapy session.


Robin and Dr Joffe Ellis to Present Zoom Workshops

Next Training dates are as follows: “Coping Victoriously with Uncertainty, Anxiety and Life’s Challenges In this current Covid World”. The Pioneering Cognitive, Compassionate and Empowering Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. With the Originator’s wife and...

Hypnotherapy FAQs

Common questions answerd. A good knowledge base for hypnotherapy

img-01 Robin with his friend and colleague Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis-wife of Dr Albert Ellis.

Read Robin’s review of Dr Albert Ellis’ Autobiography (as featured on Amazon): “All Out”.

Read Robin’s Review of “All Out”.

Also, Drs Albert Ellis & Debbie Joffe Ellis’ final book: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy:

Read Robin’s Review of “Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy”.




Breaking The Vicious Circle of Psychological Misery

A great new e-book that has already received many fantastic comments and foreword from notable experts such as Dr Albert Ellis, President of The Albert Ellis Institute, New York and founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, the original cognitive therapy.

Anti-Anxiety Mp3

This well recorded and relaxing hypnotherapeutic session targets the thoughts behind the debilitating symptoms of Anxiety.

Winners Do What Losers Don’t Want To Do!

“Thorburn’s conjoining of the two potentially represents a signal event in the annals of the betterment of humanity. While of primary importance to clinical mental health professionals, Thorburn’s work offers an important contribution to professional hypnotists as well as psychotherapists”.  Ralph Benko (Editor of one of USA’S leading Hynotherapy web sites). Buy on Amazon>


The Spider and the Scots…. Robin cures The Scotsman reporter with hypnotherapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in one session

Robin Thorburn of Exclusi…. Robin presents at The National College of Hypno-Psychotherapy Conference 2011

Robin presents Dr Joffe Ellis to the BPS Conference

Robin presents: Dr Joffe Ellis (via video) to the British Psychological Society in Brighton, May 2017