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What if you could be happier, calmer, and more in control of your life?

Things can be different. Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes can help you.

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Do you struggle to stay motivated?

Do you find yourself more anxious, stressed, or down than you should be?

Struggle with feeling not-good-enough at times? Find yourself yo-yo'ing from "yeah, let's do this!" to "what's the bloody point"?

Do you often feel stuck, like you're holding yourself back? Try moving forward, but something always gets in the way. And then you're caught up somewhere between self-distraction and a mountain of 'shoulds'?

What if you could let go of those things?

Imagine life, being motivated to do what you feel passionate about. More content. Able to find peace and get in touch with your creativity when you need to. More focused. And feeling capable to create new opportunities for yourself.

Real change is possible.

A little about me

I'm David Bird. A Quest-trained Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK.

I've battled my own demons in the past: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. And their coping mechanisms: addiction, perfectionism, procrastination, self-sabotage.

Now I help people really transform their lives. To let go of their past, be more focused and present, and get motivated to create a brighter future.

Check out my website to learn more about me and how we might work together.

Things I've helped people with:

  • Addiction
  • Anger & Frustration
  • Anxiety
  • Cannabis Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Confidence
  • Control Drinking
  • Depression
  • Eating Issues
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Habits & Behaviours
  • Over-thinking
  • Panic Attacks
  • Procrastination
  • Purpose & Meaning
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Trouble & Insomnia
  • Stop Smoking
  • Stress
  • Tinnitus
  • Trauma & PTSD

Don't see what you're looking for? Send me a message. Let's talk about what's possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

In case you were wondering, here's what the letters after my name mean:

  • DipCHyp - Diploma in Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy
  • HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma
  • MNLP - Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, I'm trained in a broad range of skills and techniques. These include the following:

  • Hypnotherapy
  • Wordweaving (hypnotic language & script-writing)
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Timeline Regression
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Eye Movement Integration (EMI, similar to EMDR and IEMT)
  • Life Coaching

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.


National Council for Hypnotherapy

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

  • Fear of failure
  • Feeling not good enough
  • Procrastination
  • Impostor Syndrome (feeling like a fraud, fear of being 'found out' or exposed)
  • Purpose and meaning
  • Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)


Research tells us the single most important factor in therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. So it's important we know we're right for each other.

That's why I always start with a conversation.

Those I speak with frequently tell me how helpful and enlightening our first conversation is. Because the approach is new for them. Meaning they see things from a new perspective.

We'll arrange a time to talk and understand what's really going on for you. And what you'd like to achieve. We're then better placed to agree our arrangements for working together.

I'm only able to work with a small number of people at any one time. So I choose only to work with those who are really committed to change.

Sound like you? Then do get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.

Further information

Please visit my website to learn more about Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy and the ongoing research being conducted into it's effectiveness as a one-to-one talking therapy.

Leighton Buzzard

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Ground-floor practice space can be utilised if necessary.


Weekdays 9am to 5pm


David Bird, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, DipCHyp HPD MNLP

David Bird, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, DipCHyp HPD MNLP