David Cavanagh MBACP(Registered), Dip Couns, Dip CBT, IARTT
Hi, my name is Dave and I, together with other highly qualified counsellors at the Wirral Counselling Centre, 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 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 healthcare 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 post graduate Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
A post graduate Certificate in REWIND therapy (for flashbacks/nightmares/phobias)
I have 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
I now work with a number of other counsellors and therapists, each with different specialities.
Our Play and Creative Arts Counsellor (Registered) works with young children.
We also have a specialist Adolescent Counsellor who works with older children and those developing into young adults.
The Couples Counsellor works with people who's relationships may not be working out how they want it to.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Night Terror control
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Individual counselling - £55 per hour.
Home visits - £110 per hour
Being based at the Whitfield Business Hub allows the Wirral Counselling Centre to offer a highly confidential service. There are no records linked to any medical practices, workplace, school, college or 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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Translation service available|
Monday to Saturday: 9:30am - 10:00pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|