About me

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree. It will live its whole life believing its stupid"  Albert Einstein

When I work with adults or young people I search for unique excellence that exists within each of us. It is helping you establish what really works for you in your environment and with your skills. What is your best behaviour?

During our coaching sessions I introduce a range of proven models of intervention. I teach these to young people and adults to enable them to use them for themselves.

1)      Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a brilliant yet simple method for easing emotional pain.  It is effective for a wide range of emotional distress. EFT can often completely eliminate intense negative emotion and stress,  comfortably and in far less time than you might imagine.

2)      Neuro Linguistic Programming

NLP offers new perspectives on everyday life experiences. NLP will give you much more than than a set of tools. It gives you a whole new way of thinking that shapes your behaviour on a day to day basis.

3)      Meta Coaching

Meta Coaching offers a method to bring out the very best in the way you think and act. Coaching focuses on increased performance, empowers you to dream bigger and help you work out how to get what you most desire.

4)      Chimp Paradox

This model was developed by psychiatrist Steve Peters (mind coach GB cycling). It describes how we have a team in our brain of; a chimp a computer and our clever brain. The model can be used to learn to manage your emotional chimp and achieve success in your life.

5)      Metacards

These pictorial cards offer a different approach to thinking and goal attainment. The interlinking of images and text create new patterns of change.  The cards help you to identify strengths, needs and resources.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BA Honours (economics and politics, Leeds University)
  • Diploma in Careers Guidance
  • Matrix Re-Imprinting
  • Identity Healing
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Master Practitioner
  • ACMC Meta Coach
  • Neuro linguistic Programming Master Practitioner
  • Self Actualisation
  • Picture Tapping


I have worked for Positive Steps in Oldham as Training and Development Manager and Therapeutic  Coach. From 2001 to 2020. I am currently working at Carlisle Youth Zone as a volunteer Mentor/Coach.


Free initial in-person session

Additional information

£35 per session


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Further information

" Dave really helped me to manage my anger"

"The Chimp is now under control and I am able to plan ahead"

"The tapping is so easy and has tapped away worry and anxiety"

"My son has changed so quickly. He talks about a magic button and spinning his feelings. It works"

"I attended some CBT sessions but it didn't work, Dave's approach was fun and effective"

11 Burgh Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits