ABOUT THE PRACTITIONER
David Taylor MA, AccMCCP
My training and practice in hypnotherapy and contemporary psychotherapy has been a fascinating and rewarding 10-year journey so far, leading to becoming Registered as a Psychotherapist with the UKCP as an Accredited Member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy in 2013; this represents training and development to postgraduate standard (MSc equivalent). UKCP has the highest entry requirments of any regulatory body.
My main training is as a hypno-psychotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner with BeeLeaf Institute in London, two full 130-hour trainings in Systemic NLP and Contemporary Psychotherapy. For the two years following my qualification at Intermediate level, I acted as an assistant on the training course, a very worthwhile and rewarding experience. I cannot recommend the training highly enough for anyone interested. True respect for the individual at all stages of development.
Training with BeeLeaf also covers Ethical Practice in Psychotherapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Comparative Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, Working Succesfully with Addictions, Anxiety and Depression, and Human Development and Sexuality. The final component of study is an 18,000-word case study research dissertation, my focus being a Pragmatic Case Study of a client working on blushing and confidence.
I initially trained with the BST Foundation in London, qualifying with a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (DCHyp) with distinction in 2007, and went on to complete their short Advanced Practitioner’s Certificate in Clinical & Strategic Hypnosis (A.Cert.CSHyp) in 2008.
With an earlier background in literature, linguistics and cultural processes, and extensive work in English language teaching, I believe language plays a vital role in change, both in relation to others and to oneself. I aim to make the therapy session both relaxing and resolving,
respecting and utilising people’s innate resourcefulness and resilience.
As we all know, it is the nature of the human mind, once it dispenses with true beliefs, to adopt false ones, from which there develops a cloud of emotional disturbance which distorts the true vision previously held. So I shall try for a little while to break up this cloud with gentle and limited remedies, so that once the darkness of deceiving emotions is dispersed, you can acknowledge brightness.
Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy, 6th Century AD