Pat Archer, Professional Hypnotherapist and Gastric Band Practitioner

After a successful career spanning three decades in marketing with several multinational companies I decided 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 in resolving these issues 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 in 2002. Some years later I added Hypnotherapy to my practice, as I have always 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 have also just completed an online course with Jason Linett in the USA who is a world acclaimed hypnotist and trainer.


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 as a Hypnotherapist and looking after our collection of animals takes up most of my time, in addition  additional I enjoy cooking, reading  and a bit of retail therapy!