Address: 173 West Main Street, Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52 5LH

About Renee McBride, Health-Wise

Health-Wise, in West Lothian, is owned by Renee McBride. She offers Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, hypnobirthing,and birth and postnatal doula services

​Renee began working as a complementary therapist in 2003 after training as a Reiki Master and a massage therapist.

Specialising in antenatal care and parenting, Renee became a Well Mother Practitioner in 2007 and then trained with NCT, graduating from the University of Bedfordshire as an Antenatal Teacher in 2012.  At the same time she completed her training and became a recognised Birth & Postnatal Doula with Doula UK.

"I am by nature a dealer in words and words are the most powerful drugs known to mankind."
Rudyard Kipling

As her work progressed Renee recognised that hypnosis would help many of her clients, i.e. those with phantom limb pain, those for whom massage was not appropriate e.g. clients with cancer and the mums that she had been supporting for a number of years with teaching breathing, positions for labour and birth and relaxations. 

The needs of her clients encouraged her to train in Clinical Hypnotherapy in 2014 and to go further and specialise in Hypnobirthing in 2014 and  2017. She trained in Weight Management & Eating Issues in 2016 and most recently Psychosexual Dysfunction in 2017 and BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT) in 2017.

Currently Renee is a mentor of newly trained Doulas for Doula UK and a lay member of the NHS Lothian MSLC. As a Doula she respects her client’s choices. It is their baby, their body and their choices. She is there to support them all through the pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal period, whatever their background.

Renee’s range of qualifications and experience blend together to provide quality regulated therapy and her practice is approved by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which was set up by the government to protect the public. Read more.

Renee works with a variety of people to help and support them through challenging times in their lives, including: 

  • childbearing age parents, 
  • painful or distressing physical or physical illnesses and conditions, 
  • asthma,
  • COPD,
  • ISB,
  • Crohn's disease,
  • high blood pressure,
  • preparation and recovery from surgery,
  • headaches including migraine,
  • dental appointments,
  • skin conditions,
  • disorderly eating,
  • bingeing,
  • blood sugar control,
  • weight control,
  • remission of type 2 diabetes,
  • fertility including IVF treatment and recurrent miscarriages,
  • and working with people living with cancer to assist with pain management, chemotherapy tolerance etc.

​Clients for Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy from Livingston, Linlithgow, Bathgate, Uphall & Broxburn, Edinburgh, Bo’ness, Dunfermline, Kinross and Falkirk all consult with Renee in the Clinic Room at 173 West Main Street, Broxburn, EH52 5LH. Renee also provides Zoom consultations for those unable to travel or who live too far away from her clinic.

Pregnancy Classes for Hypnobirthing are held in Broxburn, in the Clinic Room or via Zoom and parents travel from Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Fife, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, Larbert, Alloa and Glasgow, Strathclyde for these classes. 

In her role as a Birth Doula she is happy to travel far to be with the birthing mum. In recent years she has attended births in Dundee, Arbroath, Johnshaven, Kinross, Dunfermline, Motherwell, Wishaw, Lesmahagow, Kirkcaldy, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayr, Livingston and everywhere in between! 

Renee's qualifications

  • Practitioner Member for the British BrainWorking Research Society
  • Dip CAH UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts & Sciences (Hypnotherapy)
  • HND Antenatal Ed from the University of Bedfordshire
  • Diploma KGHypnobirthing
  • Easibirthing Practictioner
  • Well Mother Therapist
  • Psychosexual therapist trained by the Essex Institute

Logos of organisations that Renee McBride of Health-Wise is affliated with

Author of The Use of Hypnosis in Childbirth manual

Manual: The Use of Hypnosis in Childbirth

​Health-Wise has created The Use of Hypnosis in Childbirth Manual. It is suitable for Parents, Childbirth Educators, Doulas and Midwives. Find out more about the Manual by reading our dedicated page.

Useful Links

Doula UK
Doulas UK's aim is to promote the role of doulas, to improve communication between doulas and to advance the understanding of birth and the postnatal period.

National Council for Hypnotherapy Registered Hypnotherapist
The Council is the home of qualified, insured and ethical hypnotherapists and university validated hypnotherapy training. It is the leading UK Hypnotherapy Professional Association. 

Hypnotherapy Directory
Hypnotherapy Directory lists thousands of hypnotherapists nationwide, it only lists professional hypnotherapists.

Brain Working Recursive Therapy
Brain Working Recursive Therapy is a new and exciting therapy created and developed by Terence Watts. It is a safe therapy, which allows you to 'reprogramme' your life using nothing more than the power of your own thought process. Unlike other therapy, this is a neuroscience-based therapy which maintains client privacy.

Easibirthing – Partnering Nature
This organisation creates fully qualified easibirthing® Childbirth practitioners throughout the UK and internationally.

Psychosexual Therapy
The term 'Psychosexual' simply means 'sexual matters related to the mind'. These therapists are specialists in psychosexual disorders.

CNHC  Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council
 sets the standards that practitioners need to meet to get onto and then stay on the register. All CNHC registrants have agreed to be bound by the highest standards of conduct and have registered voluntarily. All of them are professionally trained and fully insured to practise.


Member of BNI

Business Network International - Business Referrals

Renee McBride, qualified hypnotherapist, Broxburn, West Lothian


​Renee is also a member of BNI TGI. It is an Edinburgh based business group, that meets weekly to help each other grow their business.  Renee will be pleased to arrange your visit as a guest at her own group or a local developing group.