About me.

I want to tell you a bit about me.I have been a therapist since 1998. 

After studying for a Master of Arts degree, psychology and working as a manager in marketing and public relations, I moved into management training, career counselling and outplacement. I also wrote for the press on topics including career development and motivation and had a regular column in The (Glasgow) Herald writing about complementary therapies and I was also the ‘Agony Aunt’ for four years. 

My interest in complementary therapies continued and I studied and qualified in several therapies. I studied with the renowned international psychologist Dr Keith Hearne, who is an acclaimed authority in the field of hypnotherapy and past life regression . Then travelled to Chicago to study life between life regression with Michael Newton. I am also an NLP Practitioner and Colour Therapist and was a regular contributor to a series of TV programmes ‘One Life to Live’ giving advice on career and life issues.

  For a number of years I ran a successful practice in the south of England before returning to Edinburgh.


My qualifications.

Master of Arts Degree(Psychology)

Master Degree in Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki.

Diploma in Colour Therapy, International Association of Colour 

Licenced Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, from the Society of NLP 

Diploma in Hypnotherapy from the European College of Hypnotherapy

Diploma in Past Life Regression from the European College of Hypnotherapy 

Life between life therapist, The Newton Institute for  LBL Hypnotherapy. Studied under Michael Newton, Chicago, USA.

Qualified Life Coach , NCFE and Newcastle College 2004


Association Memberships.

Registered member of General Hypnotherapy Register, and General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.

Member of the Independent Professional Therapists International. 1998

Member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners 2004

Member of the International Association of Career Management Professionals 1991

Member of the Institute of Business Counsellors 1992

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Contact details


Tessa Simpson
NHS Registered Therapist
West Grange Gardens,
Edinburgh, EH9 2RA


Email complementarytherapiesedinburgh@mail.com
Telephone 07768 586 383

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