What Is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, I’m often asked about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and what exactly it involves.

In a nutshell, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy focuses on finding effective, long term solutions to the problems that bring clients to therapy. It involves looking to the future, rather than looking back to the past. Although it’s a very future oriented therapy, there is still some acknowledgement of the past and the fact that it may have played a role in shaping your current situation. What we’re really focused on is your hopes for the future and how to move away from this.

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High Functioning Anxiety

One of the issues I see plenty of here in my Aberdeen clinic is High Functioning Anxiety. The oil and gas downturn in the local area has created a significant amount of stress and anxiety, which sets the scene for this type of anxiety disorder.

It’s a condition that can affect anyone, no matter what your background or job situation. It’s also one that often goes untreated for some time, largely because the very nature of High Functioning Anxiety means that it’s not always fully recognised by sufferers themselves.

Here’s what to know about High Functioning Anxiety and whether you (or someone you know) could be experiencing it.

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5-HTP: Can It Help With Depression?

5-HTP is one of the supplements that has been gaining popularity in recent years, especially as a way to boost serotonin levels. In this blog post, I’m looking at the evidence behind 5-HTP and whether it’s a good bet for treating depression and other health problems.

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Mental Health and Loneliness At Christmas and New Year

We often think of Christmas and New Year as being one of the most joyful times of the year but for some people, it can be one of the loneliest. It can also be a period that triggers anxiety and other mental health conditions. There are so many expectations attached to the festive period, many of which can be a tipping point. Research from MIND suggests that as many as 1 in 10 of us struggle to cope at this time of year and this figure is higher for people who currently have a mental health problem.

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Video Sessions Now Available

Either one-off sessions (Eg Smoking Cessation) or full treatment courses via Skype or Facetime


I visited Sam initially to help me stop smoking. In that one session, it was like a switch had been flipped. I just didn't need to smoke anymore. I wasn't struggling with it the same as previous failed attempts. It was just gone. Because of the success with the smoking, I decided to continue...

Debi (Smoking Cessation & Taking Back Control)
Feb 09, 2014


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Sam Luxford DHP HPD GQHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH(Reg) CNHC

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapy Supervisor Solution Focused SFBT

4 Northcote Hill, Aberdeen AB15 7TW
(Moved from Airyhall Rd)

07867 936505

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