Pat Archer, Hypnotherapist and Gastric Band Practitioner

After a successful career in marketing with several multinational companies I decided at the age of 50 that I needed a change of direction in my work. I had been suffering from stress and insomnia and found that Reflexology was hugely beneficial and the more I researched this amazing therapy the more I was drawn to it, so much so that I trained as a Reflexologist myself. Several years later I added Hypnotherapy to my practice, as again I found this therapy fascinating and believed that I could help clients with specific problems, notably weight loss as this is now a major health issue. I trained in Hypnosis for a year with David Taylor in Perth, qualifying in 2015 and then followed on with Virtual Gastric Band training, initially with Sheila Granger in Hull and then Susan Wallace in Ireland, both renowned experts in the field of weight loss through hypnosis.

I live in a remote farmhouse in Dumfries and Galloway with my partner and a variety of rescued sheep, hens and cats which is about as far away from my previous hectic marketing career as could be imagined! My work and looking after our collection of animals takes up most of my time but I enjoy both, any additional time I have is usually spent cooking or reading, with the occasional shopping trip for a bit of retail therapy!