About

An independent psychologist practising as a clinical hypnotherapist and specialist teacher, David provides an integrated approach to therapy, specialist teaching and learning.

David has an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Diploma from the British Medical Hypnotherapy Examinations Board with distinction. He is a Trauma Support Counsellor and a registered supervisor for the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.

He has been a full member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis since 1997, combining clinical hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioural therapy to meet a wide variety of client needs, including stress management, behavioural change and treatment for clinical depression.

As an independent educational consultant, David offers advice, assessment and specialist tuition. He has a wide range of experience, including junior, secondary, sixth form and undergraduate levels. He has offered study skills courses and taught psychology at A level. He has also served as a SENCO and as a member of the Special Needs Advisory Service. From 2007 to 2013, he was acting Specialist Teacher in a local secondary school, responsible for specialist tuition and access arrangements.

Qualifications

Education
1997
British Medical Hypnotherapy Examinations Board
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Distinction
1996
London College of Clinical Hypnosis
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, Distinction
1990
University of Surrey
Master's Degree in Educational Studies
1971–72
Southampton University
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
1964–68
Brunel University
Honours degree, Psychology
COurses
2020
Advanced Master Programme in the Treatment of Trauma
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine
2020
Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop
Dr Jennifer Sweeton, Professional Education Systems Institute
2019
Chronic Anxiety: Powerful Treatment Methods to Break the Anxiety Cycle
Dr David Carbonell, Professional Education Systems Institute
2017
Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics
Tourettes Action
2016
Overcoming Anxiety with Mindfulness
Dr Ronald Siegel, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine
2015
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Dr Pat Ogden, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine
2014
Rethinking Trauma Treatment
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine
2012
Compassion Focused Therapy
Dr Paul Gilbert, British Psychological Society
2011
Trauma and the Body
British Psychological Society
2004
Treating Depression with Hypnosis
Dr Michael D. Yapko, Central School of Counselling and Therapy
1997
Treating Addictions
European Therapy Studies Institute
1996
Understanding Depression and Treating It Without Drugs
European Therapy Studies Institute
1981–82
Aspects of Counselling in Education
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
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