with Carolyn Gillan
In-person therapy in Plymouth, Devon and online
Please note that I am currently fully booked and not taking on new clients
As an experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist in Plymouth, I’ve been privileged to see hundreds of people transform their lives for the better. When people overcome their difficulties, they don’t just gain a happier, calmer mindset, they become more confident, more energised and more focused on the things that really matter to them. They become free to choose more of the life they want to lead. I believe the same is possible for you too. Using a gentle and effective approach, I’ll focus on what you want to achieve so that you can enjoy a more fulfilling and happier life.
Common conditions I help with…
My goal is help you get back to feeling like yourself again… or even better! I’ll work with you to help you overcome anxiety so that you can get on with living a happier, calmer and more fulfilling life.
Counselling and hypnotherapy are used to help lift depression. Using a combination of evidence-based approaches, I’ll support you in finding new ways to address your problems so that you can feel more confident, motivated and happier.
It is possible to recover from obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD. I’ve seen many people make huge transformations and achieve what seemed impossible… to gain control back over their lives!
I’ll work with you to help you let go of unhelpful limiting beliefs or habits so that you can develop an empowering attitude which recognises and values your skills, abilities and experience.
Did you know that hypnotherapy is proven to be an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome? Clinical trials of hypnotherapy for IBS have shown that it can improve pain, bloating, disturbed bowel habit and general wellbeing.
Phobias & Fears
Phobias and fears can have a debilitating effect on your life. When you overcome that phobia or fear, you’ll feel such a confidence boost that you’re likely to see positive changes in other aspects of your life too.
Counselling in Plymouth
I offer individual face-to-face counselling in Plymouth, Devon in a private and confidential setting. I’m trained in several evidence-based therapeutic approaches and will tailor therapy to suit you.
I use Zoom’s video-conferencing service to provide a safe and convenient way to offer online counselling or online hypnotherapy. Conversations via Zoom are encrypted to protect your privacy.
I offer one-to-one supervision for counsellors and hypnotherapists at my practice in Plymouth. I also offer online supervision via Zoom. Supervision gives therapists a chance to stand back and reflect on their professional practice to ensure they are working effectively, safely and ethically with their clients. Supervision is an ethical requirement for all counsellors and hypnotherapists.
What my clients say…
A study has found that people who are optimistic have a larger orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), which is the part of the brain behind the eyes, and are consequently less prone to symptoms of anxiety. The findings of this study provide the first evidence of how important optimistic attitudes and behaviours are to our emotional wellbeing.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Would you like to reduce stress in your life? These are my twelve top tips to becoming calmer and more confident.
As a counsellor and hypnotherapist, I’m often asked for strategies that can help calm anxiety or panic attacks. The six strategies explained here are ones that have been tried and tested by my clients.
It’s perfectly normal to feel stressed and tense at times. However, over the long-term it can really affect the quality of your life and your health. Whilst people often recognise their triggers, it’s also possible not to realise you’re stressed until you start having physical or emotional symptoms.