David Kirk is a psychotherapist specialising primarily in addiction and trauma. However, he treats a wide range of clients including those suffering from ADD/ADHD, anger management, depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating disorders, and OCD. He also helps those dealing with self-esteem, sexual identity, and other sex-related mental issues.
In addition, David offers sports therapy for both individuals and teams, and corporate services, which aim to improve leadership, culture and communication within a company.
As someone that’s found that trauma is often an underlying issue for many people dealing with addiction, David has become fully certified in EMDR (eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a long-proven treatment for PTSD.
Although you can book an in-person appointment with David at his private practice, DK Psychotherapy, he is rather flexible on location and can meet with clients at their home or elsewhere. Since he works with individuals, couples, groups, and large teams, it’s understandable that an office location isn’t always the most suitable.
He serves clients mainly based in Liverpool and North Western England but recently, he also started offering online therapy sessions, primarily via Skype.
You can contact him about his availability by email at email@example.com, or by phone at +44 (0) 7838 255704. Alternatively, you can also visit his website, www.dkpsychotherapy.co.uk and use the contact form to enquire about an appointment.
Having had many different clients from all walks of life, David understands that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment that is suitable for all. Which is why he takes on an integrative approach and customises all treatment plans to the client.
Aside from EMDR, David is well-versed in several therapeutic approaches including CBT, Rogerian, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Transpersonal Psychology, and CAT.
Before starting his own private practice, David worked as a Counselling Team Leader at Action on Addiction, a leading UK charity for substance abuse.
He also credits his life experience in aiding his career, after having experienced trauma due to his father’s passing and the dissolution of his 25-year marriage.
David started his education at Liverpool John Moores University, where he studied Psychology. He later went on to receive a post-graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the same school.
Currently, he is an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and holds a certificate in Counselling Supervision.