Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy in Plymouth

Hello! Welcome to the website for Sea Change Therapy. I’m Carolyn Gillan, a professional counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist in Plymouth. I’m fully qualified and insured.

Counsellor and hypnotherapist providing counselling and hypnotherapy in Plymouth
Consulting Room at Sea Change Therapy

Over the past 10 years, I’ve helped hundreds of people overcome their problems, improve their wellbeing and their quality of life. Perhaps you’re looking at this website because someone I’ve helped has recommended me.

People usually come to see me because they’re struggling with anxiety, depression or some other problem that’s holding them back. They want to change something about themselves for the better. In my experience, with the right help, change doesn’t need to be hard once you’ve made up your mind that you want to change.

My goal is to help you make that change in the shortest time possible and with long lasting results. I can’t work miracles but it’s amazing what can be achieved with commitment and effort. I’ve been privileged to see hundreds of people turn their lives around.

Please take a look around my website. You’ll find lots of information about different conditions and several self-help suggestions too, e.g. self-help for anxiety and panic attacks. So even if you’re undecided about whether to seek therapy just yet, I hope this website will still be a useful resource.

Choosing the right counsellor or hypnotherapist

When you’re looking for a counsellor or hypnotherapist in Plymouth, it’s important to find one that you feel comfortable with. I’m supportive, non-judgemental, practical, down to earth and sometimes challenging! I try not to use jargon or psychobabble, although I will introduce you to relevant theories and ideas if I think they’re helpful.

I’m trained in several different therapeutic approaches, which means that I can tailor my approach to suit you.

I’m an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH). You can read more about me here.

Counselling or hypnotherapy?

Counselling and hypnotherapy are both used to help people with a range of problems such as: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), relationship problems and stress.

Hypnotherapy is likely to appeal to people who prefer to focus on their future goals and achieve change without exploring their past. It’s used to help people:

  • improve their emotional wellbeing, such as overcoming depression or anxiety;
  • change an aspect of their life for the better, e.g. stop smoking, lose weight;
  • relieve the symptoms of any medical conditions that are made worse by stress, e.g. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

You can read more about hypnotherapy here.

Counselling is likely to appeal to people who want to talk about what’s causing their distress. For some people it feels necessary to understand why their problem exists in order to find solutions and move forward. Counselling often involves exploring the past in order to understand how it influences the present. You can read more about counselling here.

Counselling and hypnotherapy for businesses

As well as working with individuals, I also provide counselling and hypnotherapy for businesses concerned with employee performance and wellbeing in the workplace.