Aileen Whiteford

Aileen - 2I am a Natural Eyesight Teacher, Psychotherapist and Counsellor

In my work with eyesight I use the method pioneered by Dr W H Bates, and have been in practice for over 25 years. During this period I have built up several successful practices in Edinburgh, East Lothian and for a time, in London and Aberdeen.

In my private practice I teach Bates Method offering both one to one sessions and if you need it, short intensive courses. I also offer workshops for natural eyesight improvement, an easy introduction to the work.

I work with both adults and children, no matter what the visual challenge is.

Training and Qualifications

  • 4 year postgraduate training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (CPTI, Edinburgh)
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis (CPTI) COSCA validated
  • MSc (Advanced Education) (Edinburgh University)
  • Diploma in Education
  • 3 year training in Natural Eyesight Methods based on the Bates Method

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
  • Member of the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (AHPP)
  • Member of the British Association for Natural Eyesight (BAVE)
  • Member of the Association of Vision Educators (AVE)

I abide by the codes of ethics and professional practice of the above organisations.

Other highlights

  • Carried out bodywork training with Meir Schneider in San Francisco
  • Delivered a workshop at the School of Self Healing in San Francisco
  • The co-founder and principal teacher of the College of Vision Education (
  • Presented at International Holistic Vision conferences (IHVC) in both France, Italy and Spain
  • Presented at the “2nd Natural Vision Conference” in San Francisco
  • Organised the 26th IHVC in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Co-organised the “British Natural Eyesight Conferences” ( held in October 2008, 2010 and 2012
  • Professional educator of many years both in Scotland and Canada,
  • Have worked as an external examiner/assessor within Nurse Education

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