Staff Profile

Chris Attkins

Chris Attkins M.Dip.H, GHR Reg., GQHP

Chris relocated to Arran twenty years ago to offer residential psychological support to visitors. Since most only visited for a weekend, he developed techniques to bring about effective change in only one or two sessions.

Today, he offers the same rapid support to clients at Heather Lodge, where he sometimes uses hypnotherapy to help people out of depression, to overcome limiting fears and phobias, and to improve their relationships. He specialises in raising clients' self-esteem.

You will find Chris friendly and a very good listener. Clients referred by their GP may qualify for free therapy, paid for by the Mary Davies Trust.

Offers Help with...

  • Agoraphobia
  • Alcohol Misuse
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Claustrophobia
  • Depression
  • Emetophobia
  • Family Therapy
  • Insomnia
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Shyness
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stop Smoking Treatment
  • Stress
  • Teeth Grinding (bruxism)
  • ‘Walk and Talk’ Counselling

About Us

In 2017 a loose cooperative of holistic practitioners came together, seeking a centre to further their work. They found Heather Lodge. The group’s members live on Arran and work mainly with regular clients, some with chronic medical conditions, often with the support of local charities — ArCaS and the Mary Davies Trust.

Heather Lodge, set in the grounds of the historic Douglas Hotel, was originally a stable, but has been in use as a private dwelling for many years. There is an attractive and secluded garden. The premises provide several therapy rooms and a healing ambience. Plans are afoot to develop facilities for small groups, including yoga, mindfulness and Qi Gong.

Contact Us

Heather Lodge Where to Find Us

Isle of Arran
KA27 8AJ
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1770 302 827