Curriculum Vitae: Kevin J. Hall, MSc

Kevin J. Hall, MSc
Psychotherapist, Coach, Speaker
+43 1 9900858
WISH Mindscience
Straßgschwandtnerstraße 4/1
1140 Vienna
Certifications and Professional Accreditation
Austrian state registered psychotherapist
Systemic family therapy
Senior Coach
Austrian Coaching Council (ACC), International Organization for Business Coaching (IOBC)
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Membership level: advanced training completed
Hypnosystemisches Forum

Born in 1974 in Birmingham, UK. Austrian citizen since 2019. Married to an Austrian with whom I have one daughter. 

Psychotherapist registered and licensed to practice in Austria,  Senior Coach (ACC, IOBC). Advanced training in clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy, emotion-focussed therapy, trauma therapy, and hypnosystemic approaches to coaching, supervision, and personality development.

Member of the faculty at various Austrian and international conferences and author of articles and contributions to professional journals and literature on psychotherapy. 

Career History
Founder and director. Psychotherapist, Coach.
WISH Mindscience, 1140 ViennaFrom 2017

WISH is a centre for psychotherapy, counselling, and coaching. We have a team of colleagues with diverse specialisms in these areas. 

 I run my practice from the premises of WISH where I work with individuals, couples, families and corporate clients. My corporate clients include Fürstenberg Institut, Xing, Live Nation, Borealis, SMC and Rhomberg Bau amongst others.

Psychotherapist and Coach
Practice for Psychotherapy and Coaching, ViennaFrom 2012

Psychotherapy, couples therapy and marriage counselling, family therapy, coaching und supervision in independent practice.

Individual and group psychotherapy
Sonnenpark Rehabilitation Clinic, Neusiedlersee, Austria2012 – 2013

Psychotherapy with patients in psychiatric rehabilitation, particularly those with burnout and depression.

Institut Kutschera, Vienna2007 - 2010

Co-trainer for courses on NLP, coaching, team building and personality development. Clients included WIFI Burgenland, Canon, Labau landscape gardening. 

Psychotherapist in training
Various social and psychiatric institutions2011

Training and work as a psychotherapist in various institutions:

  • Psychotherapy Clinic of the Academy for Systemic Family Therapy, Vienna, Austria 
  • Department for Acute Psychiatry, Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna, Austria
  • Kolping Counselling Centre, Vienna, Austria
  • EXUF – Association for Existential and Family Counselling, Vienna, Austria
Business Consulting, Marketing and Product Management
Various companies in UK, Belgium and Austria1999 - 2012
  • T-Mobile International, Cienna. Senior Marketing Manager. Consumer Marketing.
  • Mediornet GmbH, Vienna. Head of  Marketing. Multimedia, event and broadcast hardware.
  • SAS Software, Vienna. Senior Consultant Business Intelligence Solutions.
  • SOLID Partners, Brussels. Business Intelligence Consultant.
  • OCS Consulting, London. Junior Consultant for Business Intelligence Solutions. 
Training and Education
ICEEFT (Gail Palmer, Rebecca Jorgensen, Helene Igwebuike)
Training and certification in emotion-focussed therapy for couples (EFT-C) Paartherapeut2018 - ongoing

Advanced training completed (2018 - 2019): Externship, Core Skills 1-4 

Hypno-Synstitut (Martina Gross) and Milton Erickson institute Innsbruck (Reinhold Bartl)
Hypnosystemic concepts for coaching, supervision and personality development2017 - 2018
Hypno-Synstitut Vienna
Advanced training in clinical hypnosis and Ericksonian hypnotherapy2015 - 2017
Academy for Systemic and Family Therapy (la-sf) and FEMDRA (die Freie EMDR Akademie), Vienna
Advanced clinical training in trauma therapy and EMDR2013 - 2014
Academy for Systemic and Family Therapy (la-sf), Vienna
Advanced clinical training in psychotherapy (Fachspezifikum/Austrian state licence), systemic and family therapy2010 - 2014
VRP (Society for Rogerian Psychotherapy), Vienna
Propaedeutic studies in psychotherapy2007 - 2010

Pass with distinction.

Institut Kutschera and WIFI (Training institute of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce) Vienna
NLP and coaching2006 - 2009
  • NLP Master
  • Dipl. Coach and NLP Practitioner
University of Birmingham, UK
MSc Cognitive Science1996 - 1997
Aston University, UK
BSc International Business with German1992 - 1996

With an exchange year at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria.

Journal of the LASF (Academy for Systemic Family Therapy)
Systemische Notizen, Vol. 02/20172017

Ökonomische Rezepte für die Arbeit mit Paaren – Die Verwertung von bestehenden Zutaten zur Ernährung der Liebe.

„Recipes for couples working on a budget: nourishing love and romance from the leftovers”.

Journal of the LASF (Academy for Systemic Family Therapy)
Systemische Notizen, Vol. 02/20152015

Zum Blues tanzen lernen – beschwingende Tanzschritte für Trauernde und deren Verstorbene.

„Introduction to Blues Dancing – inspiring choreographies for mourners and their deceased”.

Conference Speaking Engagements
Crakow, Poland
XXII World Congress of Medical & Clinical HypnosisJune 2021

Bridging the expectation gap: combining medical and psychotherapeutic approaches in the use of hypnosis as an experiential learning tool.

Conference organised by the Polski Instytut Ericksonowski and the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH). Joint workshop with Dr. Stella Nkenke. 

Psychotherapeutischen Vereins für Aus- und Fortbildung (VPA), Vienna
Congress on Couples and Marriage CounsellingOctober 2020
Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund (KAV)
National congress for students and trainees of nursing professionsAutumn 2020

Sehen, hören und verstehen reichen längst nicht, um Gesundheit zu fördern. Heilung und Wachstum setzen Sicherheit voraus, die vom Herzen gespürt werden muss.

Congress for Hypnosystemic Approaches, Innsbruck
Begegnungen auf Augenhöhe. Verrückte Wahrheiten.July 2020

„Der Narr, der Liebhaber und der Dichter sind voller Phantasie.“ Die Utilisierung von Metaphern, inneren Bildern und ver-rückten Wahrheiten in der Paartherapie.

Conference organised by the Milton Erickson Institute Innsbruck.

Phoenix, USA
The Thirteenth Erickson Congress2019

There is no cold, only absence of heat: eliciting emotional warmth in relationships.

Congress organised by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. The workshop is published as an audio stream here.

Psychotherapeutischen Vereins für Aus- und Fortbildung (VPA), Linz
Congress on Couples and Marriage Counselling2018

Engpässe in der Paartherapie – was nun? Hypnosystemische Vorgehensweisen zur Erweiterung des Beziehungshorizonts.