Dominique Savy BAhons/ Dip Psych
My name is Dom, I am a qualified, registered and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working in North Devon, and I have experience in working with Couples, Individuals and Young People.
Finding the way forward when life becomes difficult can be a challenging prospect and choosing a therapist can be daunting. As your counsellor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and private space where you can begin to make sense of your situation.
I will endeavour to support you in exploring your position at your own pace and in safety, where I will also commit to helping you find a way forward in a way that feels right for you.
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:
- GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Social Anxiety
- Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders)
- Patterns of behaviour
- The effects of Trauma
- Survivors of abuse – physical, emotional and psychological
- Low self esteem and self worth
- Sadness and Depression
- Anxiety and Panic
- Loss and Bereavement
The above list is provided as a guide only, as specific areas often overlap.
Why choose me?
I am integrative in my approach, which means that I am well placed to draw from a variety of approaches in a way that best works for you. I have extensive experience gained through years of intense study and practice. I have worked within the mental health sector where I have 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07541115966, or by using the enquiry section below.
I offer 2 concession appointments each week, discussed on an individual basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma CPCAB Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 Diploma CPCAB Therapeutic Counselling
- 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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with the effects of psychological abuse
Mind, Body, Feelings and Soul
Reduced fees are available depending on circumstances, please ask for further details.
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.