Dominique Savy BAhons/ Dip Psych

Dominique Savy  BAhons/ Dip Psych


07541115966 / 07541115966

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07541115966 / 07541115966

About me


My name is Dom and I offer you a warm welcome. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the BACP and I adhere strictly to its ethical framework. Finding the way forward when we are feeling vulnerable, lost or alone can be a challenging prospect and choosing which therapist to trust can be a daunting process. As your counsellor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space where you can make sense of what has bought you to counselling and I will support you in exploring a range of painful feelings such as those associated with trauma, abuse, anxiety and depression. In building a trusting relationship with you, I am passionately committed to finding the way forward in the way that feels right for you and at a pace of your own choosing.

How counselling can help...

Sometimes we can find ourselves struggling with our lives, leaving us feeling alone and unheard, unable to make sense of things even when surrounded by others we love. Counselling offers time-out from your often busy and stressful reality, providing a safe haven where you can hear and be heard. In this way, through personal expression of difficult thoughts and feelings, I will support you in finding the starting point for gaining clarity and control over your situation, offering a valuable platform for viewing the way ahead in a clear-sighted and purposeful manner.

I have experience working with a number of issues and situations including:

·      Addictions

·      Young people and teenagers

·      OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

·      Destructive behaviour patterns

·      The effects of Trauma

·      Survivors of abuse – physical, emotional and psychological

·      Low self esteem and self worth

·      Anger

·      Sadness and Depression

·      Anxiety and Panic

·      Loss and Bereavement

·      Stress

·      Hopelessness

·      Relational problems

The above list is a guide to what I have experience and training in, and is provided as a guide and is not exclusive to the areas in which I am able to work.

Why choose me?

I am trained integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, which means that I am well placed to choose from a variety of approaches the ones that work for you.  My extensive experience has been gained through years of intense study and regular personal and professional development, having worked within the mental health sector with a wide range of clients, encompassing a broad spectrum of difficulties. In addition to my private practice, I work both as a senior therapist for one of the UK’s leading charities working with young people ages from 17-30 year old and also a bespoke addictions clinic. I have a particular interest and enhanced training in working with the effects of trauma and psychological, emotional and physical abuse. I have experienced personally the power of counselling and trust in the unique ability in each one of us in finding the right path through our life experiences. As my client, I hold close the belief that you are the only expert on yourself and keep that belief closest in my work with you.

Get in touch:

Please get in touch if you feel like taking the first step. You can contact me on or call 07541115966, or by using the enquiry section below.

How much and when?

My fee is £40 per hour for face to face or Skype sessions

And I offer appointments from Monday to Saturday between 10am-8pm.

I also offer a reduced rate of £35 on a Monday and Wednesday between 11am and 3.30pm


Conveniently located in central Barnstaple, I offer a professional, confidential and discreet service in my own private therapy rooms with ground floor and wheelchair access and also within easy reach of car parks and bus stations.  Dedicated disabled parking is just 20 yards away. Where travel is difficult, please note that I am able to make home visits, where appropriate.

I invite you to a warm and welcoming space where you can begin to explore and express your feelings in strictest confidence. Please feel free to contact me.

Warm regards,


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


Working with Panic and Anxiety dissorders

Working with compulsive, harmful behaviours

Working with depression

Addictions and substance misuse rehabilitation

Working with young adults
Local Mental health charity

  • Senior Therapist and Team Leader
  • Lead assessor and service development
  • Student Mentor

Group work:

  • Developing creative art group for ages18-25 for the big Lottery
  • Facilitating social therapeutic groups
  • Group therapy for addictions recovery

Certificates in:

  • 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
  • Body process (Embodied Relational Therapy)
  • Working with breath (ERT)
  • Working with movement (ERT)

Professional Body Memberships:

  • MBACP - Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • NCS - National Counselling Society

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with the effects of psychological abuse
Existential thought
Mind, Body, Feelings and Soul

Photos & videos

  • Consider Counselling
  • Consider Counselling


60 minute session = £40
55 minute home visit = £60
55 minute Skype call £40

I also offer a reduced rate of £35 on a Monday and Wednesday for appointments between 10am and 3.30pm

Further information

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

Barnstaple, EX32

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays, weekends and some evenings available. Please enquire for more information.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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