About me

I am a qualified and registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I practice from a number of settings across Blackpool, Fleetwood and Preston.

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 work with people whom have challenging or difficult behaviour.

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 a local authority governor of a 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 often fits with my family therapy work.

I have worked within Autism and Intellectual Impairment for the last eleven years latterly managing a statutory disability service. Therefore I have a lot of experience in supporting challenging situations including behavioural distress.

As a supervisor I work using a range of models/approaches. I pride myself on staying current and up to date.

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
  • Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
  • 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.

In 2019 I completed a foundation course in Infertility Counselling and Surrogacy Therapy.

In 2021 I will complete my NVQ Level 5 in Advanced Health and Social Care Management.


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Single session/One at a time Therapy sessions.

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information


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).


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

Further information

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

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In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I work as a qualified and experienced psychotherapy supervisor hosting both individual and group supervision.

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David Kinvig

David Kinvig