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

Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7RJ
0151 348 7030 0151 348 7030 07977 57 57 58 07977 57 57 58

About me

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 Visual Kinaesthetic Dissociation (REWIND) therapy for flashbacks/nightmares and 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

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Flashback prevention,
Nightmare control
Night Terror control
Revision Stress
Exam Stress

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Individual counselling                      - £55 per hour.

Home visits                                      - £110 per hour

Further information

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.

Wirral Counselling Centre
Whitfield Business Hub
200 Pensby Road
CH60 7RJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Translation service available


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 10:00pm Weekends by special appointment.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
David Cavanagh MBACP(Registered), Dip Couns, Dip CBT, IARTT

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

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