DACS - Domestic Abuse Counselling Support
DACS provides one to one counselling to children and young people aged between 8-21yrs of age whose lives have been affected by experiencing domestic abuse (DA).
Counselling can be both short and long term to address the post impact of domestic abuse and collaboratively look to explore aspects of their lives and history by using talking therapy, drawing and sand tray as an example of support.
The approach is a relational model of integrative therapy using aspects of CBT, TA (Transactional Analysis) and Gestalt using the therapeutic relationship as the means of supporting change.
Training, qualifications & experience
The counsellor is very experienced with over 10 years of direct work with children and young people who have been affected by DA and is a qualified registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and holds a Foundation Degree in Counselling with the Open University and CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) registered on the professional register of counsellors accredited by the PSA (Professional Standards Authority).
They hold Professional Indemnity Insurance as well as abiding by the Ethical Framework accessing monthly supervision as a requirement of the BACP.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Sessions are £30 for 50 minutes: rates for an agreed amount of sessions can be discussed, offices are in Bideford and Barnstaple.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays and Saturdays
Types of client