David Kinvig Cousellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor
I am a qualified and registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I practice from a dedicated therapy centre in Blackpool. I also work from home in private practice.
I am a Registered Certified Accredited Advanced EFT Practitioner. I am a registered Advanced Integral Eye Movement (IEMT) Practitioner. I am trained in Mindfulness which I practice personally every day and I offer Mindfulness to both groups and individuals.
I am a qualified psychotherapy supervisor offering individual and group supervision.
As a qualified and experienced Couples and Family Therapist I work with opposite sex, same sex and transgender couples. I work with sexual and sexuality difficulties, identity issues including Intersex struggles, children, parenting, second and extended families, affairs, anger, domestic violence, communication difficulties, impact of life-stage transitions, separation and divorce as well as illness and bereavement/loss.
I am a registered and Accredited Eating Disorders psychotherapist.
I have particular interest in working with high demand groups and cults.
I am an Attachment Narrative Therapy (Systemic Family Therapist) having trained with the renowned Bowlby Centre in London. I have extensive experience in working with Personality Disorder (PD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) having previously worked as lead practitioner in both PD and DID.
About me: In my spare time I volunteer as a grief, bereavement and loss counsellor as well as a supervisor for Cruse Lancashire (Bereavement Care). I sit on the governing committee of Cruse Lancashire. I am also a local authority governor of a local primary school.
Governing Bodies/ Insurance: I am a member of the BACP, BABCP, EFT International and the Association of Intergral Eye Movement Practitioners. I hold a current Enhanced DBS disclosure. I am fully insured to practice.
Areas of particular interest: I work across the full spectrum of disorders however I have particular interest in all areas of trauma, OCD, eating disorders, high end groups and bereavement. In my bereavement work I have a particular passion in working with suicidal people, survivors of suicide and with the families/friends of those whom live with the aftermath of suicide when a person has completed suicide. I have particular interest in couple/relationship work which fits with my family therapy work.
I have worked within Autism and Intellectual Impairment for the last nine years latterly managing a statutory disability service. Therefore I have a lot of experience in supporting challenging situations and behavioural distress.
As a supervisor I have particular interest in Self Care, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma.
In February 2019 I completed a foundation course in Infertility Therapy and Surrogacy and in 2019 my plan is to achieve BICA accredited status in this field.
I am passionate about therapy and joining people on their journey and hopefully making that process and their journey both healing and illuminating.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters of Science Degree and PGdip in CBT.
- Advanced (BACP Advanced Accredited) Diploma in Counselling
- Advanced Certified Accredited Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
- Accredited (Registered) Eating Disorders Therapist
- Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
- Certificate in Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT).
- Advanced Integral Eye Movement Practitioner
- Ascentis accredited bereavement Counsellor (Cruse trained too)
- Ascentis and ABC accredited supervisor
- MBCT therapist
- Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Advanced Certificate in Aids/HIV Counselling and Care.
- Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care
- Advanced Apprenticeship and NVQ 3 in Social Care and Children and Young people.
I have completed over 60 hours in CPD over a range of courses in the last twelve months.
In 2019 I have completed a foundation course in Infertility Counselling and surrogacy. I am currently working towards my BICA accreditation in this area. I have been working as a therapist and growing my practice for over eight years.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Single session/One at a time Therapy sessions.
Please contact me for me for fee information.
Your last agreed session with me is free of charge (where you have contracted to and attended a minimum of two sessions).
Concessions offered for
If you are an NHS employee and you are struggling with the effects and impact of the Corvid pandemic whether that is bereavement, trauma, loss, anxiety, health anxiety or any other psychological struggle(s) as a result of or linked to Corvid as a thank you to the NHS I am offering NHS staff therapy at a reduced fee.
* Subject to evidence of current NHS employment and the issue(s) being Corvid related.