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"You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do.
There are no limitations to what you can do except the limitations of your own mind." 
Darwin Kingsley


While we are all being asked to socially and professionally isolate in the fight to stop the spread of Coronavirus, I am
remaining 'open' for business and am offering support in the form of telephone, Skype and FaceTime consultations.

I am also offering distance Reiki healing treatments, an effective alternative to hands-on treatments. I quite often work
remotely in these ways with clients who are unable to come to see me in person. 
If you would like to know more,
please feel free to call me for a chat on 0131 476 2585,
or leave me a message with your name and phone number
if you would like me to call you back.

   Heather Porteous BA HGDip PMABCH MCAhyp

Life Coach & Mentor,
Human Givens Counsellor & Psychotherapist,
Advanced Hypnotherapist & Hypno-Healer,
EFT Practitioner  (Emotional Freedom Technique),
NLP Practitioner  (NeuroLinguistic Programming),
IEMT Practitioner  (Integral Eye Movement Therapy),
Reiki Master Teacher & Practitioner

The way we communicate with others, and with ourselves,
ultimately determines the quality of our lives.

"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings,
by changing the inner attitudes of their minds,
can change the outer aspects of their lives."     
                                                                                                  William James

I trained with CCUI (Corporate Coach University International) in the USA over 17 years ago and have extensive experience both as a coach and as a therapist with a holistic view of life.  I specialise in helping people to increase their personal effectiveness so that they can manage their emotions and beliefs, develop their gifts and talents, lead happy and fulfilling lives at home and at work, and successfully handle whatever major changes or challenges come their way.

I have trained in a number of related disciplines over the years as part of my continuous personal and professional development, all of which reflect my passionate interest in holistic health, psychology and psychoneuroimmunology.  I am an experienced life coach, Human Givens counsellor & psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, IEMT practitioner (integral eye movement therapy for rapid and lasting emotional relief) and Reiki energy therapist, and have been running my own private holistic therapy practice since 1998.  I have helped people with all kinds of physical, mental and emotional issues, with a strong focus on trauma, anxiety, phobias, stress management, anger, depression, as well as personal development, relationship difficulties, work challenges, and helping people to boost their confidence and self esteem. 

In addition to a post-graduate Human Givens diploma in counselling and psychotherapy, I hold a diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy and Hypnohealing, a diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and qualifications in life coaching, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), IEMT (Integrated Eye Movement Therapy), NFSH (National Federation of Spiritual Healing) and Reiki Energy Therapy.

This broad and extensive training in complementary therapy and life coaching over many years has given me a holistic understanding of life and health and a profound knowledge of people and their mental, physical and emotional needs.  I am therefore able to provide fast and very effective help for a wide range of personal concerns and challenges, with particular emphasis on an holistic approach to health and well-being, emotional intelligence, self awareness and work/life balance.

During sessions, which can be conducted face-to-face or remotely by phone depending on the therapeutic approach chosen, I use a variety of well proven and effective coaching, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, EFT and IEMT techniques, along with relaxation and stress management training, where appropriate and depending entirely on each particular client's preference and need. 

I work very flexibly, in a way that is designed to bring about rapid, lasting change.  Part of the coaching process, where helpful, is to teach clients effective, practical personal development, stress management and self awareness techniques which they can use both to support their own progress in between sessions and to maintain their feeling of confidence, well-being and self empowerment once they have achieved their coaching objective.

My consultation room is in the Corstorphine/Murrayfield area of Edinburgh West, just off the Corstorphine Road at Western Corner. Where appropriate I also conduct consultations over the phone, by Skype or with FaceTime with clients who are unable to come for face-to-face sessions either because of time constraints or because they live in other parts of Scotland, the UK or abroad.  

Home visits may be possible by special arrangement if no more than 15 minutes' car journey away. This is open to negotiation, depending on particular circumstances.  I am also happy to travel in situations where a number of people would like a consultation on the same day - for example for IEMT (integral eye movement therapy) for several members in a family coming to terms with a traumatic event.


"Everything can be taken from a man but the last of the human freedoms -
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's way."
                                                                                                                 Viktor Frankl


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