Dr Malcolm Hanson - MHGI

Dr Malcolm Hanson - MHGI

Argyll And Bute

07740 286448

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About me

Services: I normally deliver Human Givens psychotherapy (https://www.hgi.org.uk/). I am also registered as a hypnotherapist via the GHR and CNHC. I work from home, which means that I have availability at weekends and evenings. People find this helpful for balancing treatment while keeping a normal work or family schedule.

Method: We can typically start with an initial session in which we can get a clearer idea of the situation, go through some questionnaires and discuss what the treatment may comprise. We work jointly on what suits you best. You are not obligated to attend a certain number of sessions, some people benefit from just one or two.

Subsequent treatments: the normal time between sessions is anywhere from a week to ten days. Occasionally, sessions might be more frequent if the severity of the problems demands, but this is not standard. Some sessions may be a follow-up after a longer period to ensure that the effects of the treatment have lasted. We use the questionnaires from the initial assessment as a benchmark to monitor progress.

Sessions normally last about an hour. It is best to schedule 90 minutes for the initial session as there is some administration to do and we may need more time to discuss exactly what you need and the nature of the problem. Although the initial session is longer, it costs the same as a regular one-hour session.

Location: sessions are held at a private address on the Rosneath peninsula.

Training, qualifications & experience


Doctorate Social Practice
Master’s degree Human Givens Psychotherapy
Certificate Integrating Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certified

Additional training: Parapsychology (the study of anomalous experiences)

Non English speaking clients: I have also worked teaching English via a CELTA qualification and have experience treating clients who have limited English both with and without translators.

Nine years full time experience as a psychotherapist in the NHS. Experienced in taking referrals from many different providers, including GPs, social workers, psychiatry and neuro-psychiatry, police, probation and charities.

Experience in working with patients who were referred for complex issues such as multiple trauma, terminal illness, physical pain, industrial and road traffic accidents, crime, refugee status and human trafficking. I also have treated those whose problems were hard to categorise or were a result of an anomalous experience.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Armed Forces

Service Families

I specialise in treatment for veterans, serving members of the armed forces and their families (https://www.ptsdresolution.org/).


I also help people that have had unusual or anomalous experiences that do not match their normal frame of reference.


Charges: the cost of a one-hour session is £50. If we need a longer time for a session, the charges will be based on this hourly rate. A 90-minute session (other than the initial session) would be £75 and a two-hour session would be £100. I try to keep the sessions to one hour. Any requirement to extend beyond one hour would be for specific reasons and would be discussed in advance.

You are welcome to cancel an appointment at any time, there is no cancellation fee.

Further information

Please note that I work from home and we have pets. Please let me know if you have an allergy. Also, some people find it helpful and comforting to have an animal nearby during the session. If this is not the case, then please let me know.

Maps & Directions

Kilcreggan, G84

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Basic French, German, Farsi / Dari


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

My therapy room is on the same level as the entrance. There is a threshold several inches high but I can assist in tilting wheelchair wheels over it. I can provide further detail if needed.


I am available for evening and weekend appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme