About David Birch
David Birch began his therapeutic career over 28 years ago and is a fully qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor having trained at Peterborough Regional College in England for three years.
With a passion for more ‘therapeutic tools’ in his toolbox, he went on to train with The Institute for Stress Management in London with professor Stephen Palmer and became a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
David has also trained in Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing and many others. David also has an advanced Diploma in Addiction Studies and is a fully accredited Addictions Counsellor with the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland and has always warmed to the word ‘eclectic’ (a bit of everything) to achieve maximum benefit to the client.
David then became extremely interested in Hypnotherapy and trained with Dr. Joseph Keaney and The Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP) here in Ireland and was awarded the Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ADHP) and is fully accredited.
David went on to complete a further course of study with the worlds leading Pure Hypnoanalysis school of Therapy in England – The International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysts (IAPH) with Neil French and Rob Kelly and is fully accredited. The IAPH has, in recent times, shifted it’s emphasis onto more ‘evidence-based’ Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy interventions and has now become the International Association of Evidence Based Psychotherapy (IAEBP).
David has also trained with some of the top Hypnotherapists in the world – Ali Campbell, Roy Hunter, Helen Mitas, Sheila Granger, Jacquelyne Morison, Terence Watts, Rob De Groof, plus many others.
David is also a validated practitioner registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and is a Certified Hypnotherapist registered with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) which is the largest and oldest Hypnotherapy Membership Organisation in the world, and is also an accredited member of the European Association of Professional Hypnotherapists (EAPH).
David has also co-authored a book “No More Diets” with Sheila Granger- founder of the Virtual Gastric Band and International Hypnotherapist of the Year 2019.
David firmly believes in a statement made by Dr. Burton which he said.. .”Actually. all effective therapy seems to involve Hypnotherapy” … “the problem is inside the client but outside their control”.
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