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Robin at the start of one of his Hypnotherapy Edinburgh seminars

Since first qualifying as a hypnotherapist in 1993, I have seen quite a few changes to the hypnotherapy profession in Edinburgh, there were a handful of practices in Edinburgh then offering hypnotherapy services.

Every year has seen a new hypnotherapist advertise in the Edinburgh area.  I have been in full-time clinical practice for over 20 years, my saying is “Here today, still here tomorrow”!  My aim is to provide a professional service that offers short term therapy with long term results!

I combine Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with hypnotherapy and my methods has been recognized as a pioneering approach by the editor of one of America’s leading hypnotherapy website’s.

“Thorburn’s conjoining of the two (cognitive & hypnotherapy) potentially represents a signal event in the annals of the betterment of humanity”. Ralph Benko, editor of Pnosis

I have helped literally thousands of people over the last 20 years practicing hypnotherapy in the Edinburgh area, I am confident I can help you!

Edinburgh’s longest established full-time Hypno-Psychotherapy is celebrating 20 years in Practice helping people from not only Scotland but around the world.

Robin W. Thorburn ADHP (NC) MNRHP FNSHP UKCP (H) is an experienced Psychotherapist and motivator with 20 years experience; he has successfully conducted over 7,000 therapy sessions, he owns the longest full-time Hypno-psychotherapy practice in Edinburgh. He trained with The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, one of only a few organisations of its kind in Britain which is externally accredited by The British Accreditation Council. Robin is a full member of The National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, qualifying with a practical distinction, and writing a dissertation on Cognitive Methodologies which was subsequently published by the National College. He is also a member of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. In 2010 Robin was awarded a Fellowship by The National Society of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.

A passionate believer of creativity, his innovative thinking and educational techniques have won him praise from, amongst others, Dr Albert Ellis, arguably the world’s greatest ever Psychotherapist/Psychologist and founder of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy/Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and fellow of over 12 Divisions of The American Psychological Association.

Robin, having successfully achieved this with many people referred to him from Edinburgh’s three main GP’s surgeries, has recently concluded a book on psychological health receiving a foreword from Dr Ellis who described his work as “definitely helpful and creative…there are many good things I could say ”, and has been featured in The Scotsman Newspaper curing a reporter of her phobia in one session, please see website for details He has written numerous articles on REBT/CBT and has been published in journals and websites throughout the world.

He has been featured as a Distinguished Practitioner on the USA’s leading hypnotherapy website Speaking about Robin’s use of hypnotherapy and REBT, Ralph Benko the editor said “Thorburn’s conjoining of the two (REBT and hypnotherapy) potentially represents a signal event in the annals of the betterment of humanity”. Robin has also appeared on Talk Radio 107 “Ask the expert”, and has been featured in The Scotsman newspaper’s magazine The Pulse scoring a 5/5 for therapeutic effectiveness in using rational emotive behaviour therapy and hypnotherapy to cure insomnia.

He has an Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy, and has written extensively on the subject of hypnotherapy and rational emotive behaviour therapy/Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. In June 2011 Robin presented his unique approach of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, hypnotherapy and the teachings of Dr Claire Weekes at the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy College conference in Leicester, England. and is an Approved Provider to The British Psychological Society CPD course: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Its Theory & Practice with Hypnotherapy.
In 2012 Robin was asked to present his course to the students at Edinburgh Napier University Psychology Department.
Robin is also an approved clinical supervisor to the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.