Dr. Michael Leibowitz


Dr. Michael Leibowitz is a Certified Hypnotherapist in Ireland and a Registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK).


Originally from South Africa, Michael has over thirty years experience in psychotherapy practice, much of which has been psychodynamic and psychoanalytic work with adults. In addition to working in South Africa, Michael has practised in South East England and latterly Ireland.

Michael’s application of Clinical Hypnosis would be predicated on the founder of Psychoanalysis, Prof. Sigmund Freud's first topography (metaphorical mental map)

of the human mind; this being conscious, preconscious and unconscious 'provinces' of everyday thinking and relating.  


Although Freud went on to develop what became his Structural Model Of The Mind, it is of note that he incorporated many of his earliest observations and insights into his later work. In this regard, he specifically acknowledges Clinical Hypnosis paving the way for Psychoanalysis to develop (Freud, Standard Works: Volume 12, 1914/1958, p.148) and later wrote: “... we do not forget how much encouragement and theoretical classification we owe to it [hypnosis].” (Freud, Standard Works: Volume 16, 1917/1963, p.462).  It is of further note that Freud continued to use a therapy treatment couch - which he used for Clinical Hypnosis - in his subsequent practice of Psychoanalysis.   



      'What your mind possesses, your body expresses'  

                                                                      - Anonymous


Qualifications & Registration

B. Soc. Sc. (SW) (Hons) Cape Town

M. Soc. Sc. (Clin. SW) Cape Town

Ph.D. (Psychoanalysis) Canterbury (UK) 

M.Sc. (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) Dublin 

Certified Hypnotherapist NGH (ILD) 

 Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist IHR (ILD)

Registered Hypnotherapist GHSC/GHR (UK)

       Full Memb. Complementary & Natural Health Care Council (UK)



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