David Bird

Cognitive Hypnotherapist & Mindset Coach, DipCHyp HPD MNLP
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7
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About me

What if you could be happier, calmer, and have more focus?

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, Cognitive Hypnotherapist & Mindset Coach 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:

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Clarity Coaching & Subtractive Psychology
  • Timeline Reconsolidation (similar to Timeline Therapy and Regression work)
  • Eye Movement Integration and AMDR (similar to EMDR and IEMT)
  • Parts Integration (similar to Internal Family Systems Therapy, or IFS)
  • Metaphors Of Movement
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping)
  • Wordweaving (hypnotic language & script-writing)

Member organisations

CNHC

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.

NCH

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)

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

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 often tell me how helpful our first conversation is. Because the approach is new for them. They join dots they hadn’t before, so they get 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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekdays 9am to 5pm

Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Ground-floor practice space.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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David Bird

David Bird