Domestic Abuse Counselling Support [DACS]

Based in North Devon and Torridge

Welcome and thank you for visiting the website for DACS - Domestic Abuse Counselling Support.

DACS offers 1-1 counselling to children and young people aged from 8-21 years of age
whose lives have been affected by experiencing domestic abuse.

The aim of DACS is to improve the emotional health and mental wellbeing of these children and young people
by providing them with an opportunity to talk about their experiences and
support them to work on the things they wish to focus on to improve their lives and to be able to recover from their experiences of domestic abuse.

DA Impact

The impact and effects upon
children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse
can have a significant impact
on their future wellbeing
and relationships.

Read more on the
impact of
Domestic Abuse.


Counselling is provided by Shaun Leworthy,
a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) degree qualified and insured therapist
who adheres to the ethical framework and
is on the PSA (Professional Standards Authority)
accredited register of therapists.

All work is supervised on a monthly basis by a BACP qualified Supervisor who supports the work with regard to safeguarding and a professional duty of care to clients.

Read more information on his background and approach.


DACS offers bespoke training with regard to the effect of domestic abuse and how professional's can support and help young people to manage the impact of DA.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements as training can be structured to meet the needs of your staff and organisation.


Here are some useful websites which have support services or information that may be of interest to you.


Please feel free to call and discuss the counselling services that DACS can offer you.