David Cavanagh MBACP(Registered), Dip Couns, Dip CBT, IARTT

David Cavanagh MBACP(Registered), Dip Couns, Dip CBT, IARTT

DCCounselling - Wirral Counselling Centre
Whitfield Business Centre
188-200 Pensby Road
CH60 7RJ

0151 348 7030 / 07977 57 57 58

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DCCounselling - Wirral Counselling Centre
Whitfield Business Centre
188-200 Pensby Road
CH60 7RJ

0151 348 7030 / 07977 57 57 58

About me

Hi, my name is Dave and I, together with Kate, another highly qualified counsellor, offer our services to help you get through difficult times, come to terms with what can't be changed or help you change things that can.   Call 0151 348 7030 or 07977 575758

     Whether the issues are anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, problems your children are having at home or at school, separation and divorce, abuse, things not right at home or at work or anything that makes you feel not like you any more, we can help.

     My practice, DCCounselling, is based at The Whitfield Business Hub in Heswall with satellite rooms at the Heswall and Pensby Group Practice, and offers a number of services in comfortable, accessable and confidential facilities.

     The first step towards a better future is only a phone call or email away. Ring and I'll be pleased to talk to you. If I'm with a client and can't answer please leave your name and number and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

Hello, I am Dave, the lead counsellor in a successful and well thought of private counselling practice which currently enjoys a well-founded and growing reputation amongst private and NHS health professionals

I am a fully qualified and registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), am on the BACP's Accredited Register and have :-

A CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Counselling
A CPCAB Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
A Certificate in REWIND therapy (for flashbacks/nightmares/phobias)

I have also worked for a number of years as a counsellor in several busy Wirral based GP practices, which brings with it a huge variety of both general and specialist issues.
I have also been employed by the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centres covering North West England and North Wales

I have worked at a centre looking after the interests of people with drink and drug dependency issues, and have worked extensively with suicidal people.

The 'Rewind' therapy that I use is particularly effective for all types of trauma, and is especially useful in cases of PTS where flashbacks and nightmares occur.

I feel I can now bring these skills and experiences together to offer you an exceptional service at my private practice

Hi I’m Kate, I am an experienced, professional and welcoming Counsellor,  I have worked with many different issue's and I believe I can help you take back control of your life, which, you may feel you have lost for some reason.  Issues I work with include:

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • OCD

  • Relationship issues/Family issues

  • Sexual abuse

  • Self-Harm

  • Many more

    Whatever you feel is effecting you and your life is important to me, and together we can work to gain back what you feel you have lost. I will help you to feel like you again and enable you to gain control and regain self-belief.

    Sometimes, without realising, life take's over and suddenly you don't quite feel like you? Or maybe you have never felt happy or have never been accepted by yourself or others. If you are ready to work and challenge the negative and irrational belief's which hold you back, then you can regain your life and enjoy your future. 

    I have a CPCAB Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapy which looks at Past experiences and how they have effected your life today. You will be gaining a greater understanding of yourself and why you feel the way you do?
    I also have  Post-Graduate Diploma is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is very much focused on the " Here and Now" and challenges all of those irrational beliefs you may have and negative attitude's which are effecting your life.  We will look at those and together change the thought processes for a greater more positive future. 
    I am a friendly, welcoming person and I love people.  I understand life and the weird things it throws at us and I would be happy to be a part in helping you create changes in your life.
    I have also done a lot of work with people that have alcohol, drugs and homeless issues. I look at the issues that are behind the alcohol and drugs and build self-esteem to slowly get you back into society.

    Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit about me and how I can help.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Flashback prevention,
Nightmare control
Night Terror control


Individual counselling - £45 per hour.
Couples Counselling  - £60 per hour
Home visits                - £90 per hour

Further information

Whitfield Business Hub allows DCCounselling to offer a highly confidential service away from any association with medical practices, workplace or school/college/university, important when keeping your counselling experience as discreet as possible.

There is a private, secure car park for client use.

There is a private, discreet entrance from the car park directly to the counselling room.

The site at the Heswall and Pensby Group practice is used for group facilitation work and for clients with mobility issues

Access by public transport is very easy to both sites.

Maps & Directions

Heswall, CH60 7RJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Translation service available


Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 10:00pm Sat: By special appointment only

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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