Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychotherapy in Wirral


Member Organisation(s): Registered MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), BABCP, ARTT

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychotherapy

About DCCounselling
Hello, my name is Dave and I, together with Kate, another highly qualified counsellor, offer a wide range of services to help you get through difficult times, come to terms with what can’t be changed or help you change things that can.

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.

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.

If you like to know details, we offer a number of different counselling approaches (person centred, cognitive behavioural therapy, specialist trauma therapy, solution focussed, transactional analysis and more) and can use any or all of these to work through your issues.

We are based at The Caldy Clinic in West Kirby, Wirral, nestling on the banks of the river Dee. The Caldy Clinic is a modern, comfortable and confidential establishment with a private car park, very comfortable waiting lounge and is completely accessible via Lifts to all floors.
We offer daytime, evening and some weekend appointments and will always attempt to accommodate a new client.
My training, work experience and any achievement
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 health professionals

I am a fully qualified and registered Member of the BACP, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (Registration is important as this is the first psychological therapists’ register to be accredited under a new scheme set up by The Department of Health and is accountable to parliament. This register is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

I am on the BACP’s Accredited Register and have :-

A CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Counselling
A CPCAB Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
A Certificate in REWIND therapy (for flashbacks/nightmares/phobias)

I am a member of the British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies, in my case this relates to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

I am a member of The Association for Rewind and Trauma Therapists, specialising in the recurring dream/nightmare/flashback aspects of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), but can be applied to many other traumas.

I :
Have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Provide specialist trauma therapy specifically regarding recurrent dreams/flashbacks

I have worked for a number of years in :
A number of GP practices, dealing with a very diverse range of issues
Rape and sexual Abuse Support centres
An organisation supporting people suffering substance abuse

I brought these skills together to now have a busy and expanding private psycho-therapeutic counselling practice at The Caldy Clinic, a vibrant multi-therapy practice.


Hi Im Kate, I am an experienced, professional and welcoming Counsellor, I have worked with many different issue’s and I believe I can help you take back control back in your life, which you may feel you have lost for whatever reason. Issues I work with include but are not limited to:

Relationship issues/Family issues
Sexual abuse
Many more

Whatever you feel is effecting you and your life is important to me, and together we can work to gain back what you feel you have lost. I will help you to feel like you again and enable you to gain control and regain self belief.

Sometimes, without realizing, life take’s over and suddenly you don’t quite feel like you? Or maybe you have never felt happy or excepted yourself or other’s. If you are ready to work and challenge the negative and irrational belief’s which hold you back then you can regain your life and enjoy your future.

I have a CPCAB Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapy which looks at Past experiences and how they have effected your life today. You will be gaining a greater understanding of yourself and why you feel the way you do?
I also have Post-Graduate Diploma is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is very much focused on the " Here and Now" and challenges all of those irrational beliefs you may have and negative attitude’s which are effecting your life. We will look at those and together change the thought process’s for a greater more positive future.
I am a friendly welcoming person and I love people. I understand life and the weird things it throws at us and I would be happy to be a part in helping you create changes in your life.
I have also done a lot of work with people that have alcohol, drug’s and homeless issues. I look at the issues that are behind the alcohol and drug’s and build self-esteem to slowly get you back into society.

Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit about me and how I can help. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Concerns & issues I deal with
Abuse, Addictions, Affairs, Aggression, Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Boredom, Bullying, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Exhaustion, Family Problems, Fear, Grief, Internet Addiction, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Mens Issues, Mental Health Problems, Midlife Crisis, Negative Thoughts, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Paranoia, Perfectionism, Personal Relationships, Pet Bereavement, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Rape, Redundancy, Relationship Problems, Repetitive Negative Patterns, Sadness, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Development, Sexual Abuse, Shame, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Thoughts, Terminal Illness, Trauma, Unresolved Issues, Work Stress, Emotional Abuse,
Age groups I work with
Further Information
DCCounselling’s offices are fully accessible for anyone with mobility issues.
There is even a private car park right outside the front door.

We can provide an experienced and confidential translation services, encompassing numerous popular languages, for anyone who feels their language skills aren’t as good as they need.


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