Together WE can achieve positive change

Giving children and young people the tools to manage anxiety and be happy during times of high stress is a duty that falls on all schools and indeed families.

A desire to help children live the most fulfilled lives possible has always been at the heart of the work of David Soares. 

Schools Families

Based on the Wirral, we can provide educational psychology services to families and schools in the Wirral, Cheshire, St Helens, Knowsley, Sefton and North Wales.
David Soares


David Soares

Dr David Soares is an independent Educational Psychologist, based in the beautiful Wirral Peninsula. David is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and has experience working closely with large local authorities.

He currently attends as an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester, allowing him to collaborate with academic specialists, in order to bring the best standard of experience and expertise to schools and families across the Northwest.

David has 18 years as a former secondary school teacher, and has worked in a range of education settings, in the UK and abroad. This has given him a real drive to use his knowledge and experience to improve educational and developmental opportunities for children and young people, in order to optimise their learning journey.


Empower your students to achieve their best

VIVA is a unique test anxiety tool kit for schools. The programme has been devised by educational psychologists, supported by the latest research as well as direct feedback from school staff and students. Its main purpose is to help young people from the age of 11 and up to tackle the detrimental effects that testing can have on their mental health. Our programme aims to support them from when they begin their revision, right through to their last exam.

Through staff co-delivering VIVA with an educational psychologist, your school will be equipped to deliver VIVA to future cohorts.

Our VIVA programme can be delivered Nationwide!




As a parent, it is normal to have concerns about the difficulties your child may face at school, but when faced with so many options and contradictory advice, finding the best source of support can become overwhelming and frustrating.

What so many other options fail to address is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. As an educational psychologist, I understand the importance of adopting an individual approach for each child, as children vary both in their experiences and their development.

  • What my clients say... As part of the EHCP process, David worked with my child who attends a Wirral Primary school. I felt at ease sharing my concerns and worries about my little one, as I could tell David truly had his best interests at heart. David spoke with me at great length about my child's early life experiences and was empathetic to our situation. Once I had received the report I was so grateful. In such a short space of time, David had captured everything about my child and had really got to know him, in fact, he had a better understanding of him than the adults that have known him in school for multiple years. The recommendations are personalised and has helped secure an EHCP for my child. David cares about the children and young people he assesses and really works to get the best possible outcomes for them.
    Ms D, Parent of a lovely Year 1 child
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  • What my clients say... Working with David, over the last couple of years, has had such a positive impact on our school community. He has not only supported our pupils but families and staff alike. David takes time to get to know parents / carers and children before considering what advice to offer. He generously shares his expertise and knowledge with families and staff. As a direct result of David's involvement, we have facilitated individualised support and interventions to help our children. A true professional, David is an integral member of our school family.
    Mrs F, SENCo at a Primary School in the Wirral
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  • What my clients say... We have been using David as our EP for all of our statutory EHCP work for a while now. He always takes care to understand and value the views of all stakeholders to ensure that the final report is a well thought out and true reflection of the child's needs and next steps. David is thorough and takes the time to listen and explore and support and reach conclusions that ensure the best outcomes for the child. We value his advice and support for our learners.
    Mrs M, Deputy Head and SENCo at a Primary School in the Wirral
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  • What my clients say... David just makes a difference. As a small, catholic school with extreme levels of SEN, we have never disregarded our calling to be inclusive. We are proud that children are welcomed here, regardless of need, and we recognise our part in their educational journey is to meet those needs and give every pupil the opportunity to achieve his or her potential. This is not a vocation we can undertake alone however, and it has only been possible by working with other professionals who share the vision, such as David. He sees the whole child. He sees the potential. And he is able to support us to be the very best we can be for each individual. Finding an Educational Psychologist that is willing to take his time to understand the children he sees and the journey that has gone before is invaluable. David goes above and beyond to champion the children that he sees and provide us, as a staff, with all the knowledge, understanding and strategies to ensure opportunities are maximised and all children make progress.
    Mrs P, Headteacher at a Primary School in the Wirral
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