David Kinvig Cousellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

David Kinvig Cousellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

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259 Church Street

07713 978580

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259 Church Street

07713 978580

About me

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 work as a Person Centred Counsellor (BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma), I completed a MSc and PGDip in CBT. I am a Registered Certified Accredited Advanced EFT Practitioner. I am a registered Advanced Integral Eye Movement (IEMT) Practitioner and a Mindfulness Practitioner.

I am 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, 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 a trained Mindfulness Practitioner. I personally practice Mindfulness daily. I offer Mindfulness to both individuals and groups. I am a qualified psychotherapy supervisor.

My working background means that I have extensive experience and training in Autism and Intellectual Impairment having worked in that field for over eight years and latterly managing a physical and learning disability service/team. That means that I have a lot of experience in supporting challenging situations and behavioural distress.

I have in February 2018 successfully completed a course in Attachment Narrative Therapy (Systemic Family Therapy) with the renowned Bowlby Centre in London. I have extensive experience in working with Personality Disorder (PD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) having 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 also sit on one of the governing committee's 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, AAMETT and the Association of Intergral Eye Movement Practitioners. I hold a current Advanced DBS disclosure and 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, bereavement, Autism and Intellectual Impairement and couple therapy. As a supervisor I have particular interest in Self Care, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma. 

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 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 worked across a range of disorders and in last twelve months I have completed over 120 hours in CPD over a range of courses.I have been working as a therapist and growing my practice for seven years.


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One to one therapy : £45 per hour for any modality of therapy that I offer.

£35 per hour for Skype/Telephone/On- Line Counselling.

£60 for 60 minutes of couple or family therapy (more than one client)

£50 for 90 minutes of supervision.

Your last agreed session with me is FREE of charge.

Maps & Directions

Blackpool, FY1 3PB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: N/A


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Please contact me directly. I have great flexibility and work responsively and respectfully to a clients needs. I work in both Blackpool and Preston Lancashire.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I work as a Person Centred supervisor hosting individual and group supervision.I also volunteer as a supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care. .

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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