Dominique Savy BAhons/ Dip Psych
07541115966 / 07541115966
Hello, my name is Dom, and I offer a warm welcome.
It can be daunting searching through the many therapists trying to decide who to trust, especially at a time when we are vulnerable, experiencing difficulties or feeling distressed.
I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space, where you are invited to talk and express yourself freely. A space safe enough to explore your situation at a pace that is controlled by you.
I promise to do everything in my capacity to work with you to make sense of where you stand, what has brought you to this place, and through this perhaps gain some clarity on how to move forward.
How counselling can help..
Sometimes we can find ourselves struggling with what we are going through, left feeling very alone and unheard, unable to make sense of things even when we are surrounded by others we love.
Counselling offers a time-out from the often busy and stressful reality of your situation, providing a safe refuge where you can be heard and also hear yourself, to find ways of expressing what is difficult and help gain your bearings to start to consider what options you have that otherwise may be obscured from view.
I am a qualified, experienced and registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist having gained my integrative training over 5 years of intense study and personal development. My training will never finish and I undertake regular personal and professional development each year to stay fresh and current.
I work through relationship, building trust and safety whilst respecting your wishes.
I have gained my experience working within the mental health sector where I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life, encompassing a broad spectrum of difficulties, and still currently work as a senior therapist and team leader for one of North Devon's leading mental health charities, and also a bespoke addictions clinic.
However if there is only one thing I have learnt from this journey, it is that no matter what theories I learn or what research informs me, the only real expert on ourselves is us.
I believe that who we are, the paths we have travelled, combined with our life experiences makes each of us unique, and I hold this value dearest in my work.
I am passionate about my work and take it very seriously. My focus is to work with you, focusing on your needs to help you move in a way that is both comfortable and of your choosing.
I uphold the right to self govern, and fundamentally believe in the individuals capacity to know what is best.
I work with many different issues, however I have particular interest and enhanced training in working with the effects of trauma and psychological, emotional and physical abuse.
I have my own experience of how beneficial counselling can be to emotional and mental well-being and through this, also recognise how daunting engaging in the process can be..
I operate from my own private office, which is located in the central part of Barnstaple offering a professional, confidential and discreet service, offering ground floor access to all mobility's.
I am located close to several central car parks and bus stations, with dedicated disabled parking spaces not more then 20 yards away.
Alternatively, I am also, if appropriate, sometimes able to arrange home visits.
I want to really reassure you that I will go out of my way to welcome you no matter who you are or what you are carrying, I offer counselling to all, without discrimination.
I invite you to a warm and welcoming space at my premises where you can confidentially begin to express and explore your difficulties.
Please feel free to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 6 BA Hons
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma CPCAB Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 Diploma CPCAB Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 Certificate in Teaching English to Other Languages-CELTA
- Level 3 Certificate CPCAB Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate CPCAB Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate CPCAB Introduction to Counselling
Addictions and substance misuse rehabilitation = current
Working with young adults = current
Local Mental health charity = current
- Senior Therapist and Team Leader
- Lead assessor and service development
- Student Mentor
Group work: = current
- Developing creative art group for ages18-25 for the big Lottery
- Facilitating social therapeutic groups
- Group therapy for addictions recovery
- BACP Certificate of proficiency
- Working with Trauma
- Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Working with strong emotions
- Working with shame
- Sand tray and Play Therapy
- Introduction to Art Therapy
- Note taking and the Law
- Working with Addictions
Professional Body Memberships:
- MBACP - Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- NCS - National Counselling Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with the effects of psychological abuse
Mind, Body, Feelings and Soul
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60 minute session = £40
55 minute home visit = £55
50 minute Skype call £40
I do offer some subsidised placements for those who are not in a position to pay the full amount.
This is on a individual case by case basis. Please enquire to find out more.
Please feel free to either drop me an initial email or give me a call me on 07541115966 if you would like to find out more.
If I don't answer then please leave a short message with your name and a contact number and I will aim to get back as soon as possible.
Unfortunately I will not be able to take calls from withheld numbers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and some evenings available. Please enquire for more information.
Types of client