Teencamps-UK are the only provider of Teen Behavioural and Therapeutic camps in the UK, Spain and Australia since 2008.
My camps can offer sustainable solutions to UK and International families who are struggling to manage young people with behavioural problems and I have helped hundreds of young people and their families over 20 years.
My name is Damon Bachegalup BA (Hons), Dip Couns. I am a published author and have been a Teen Behavioural Counsellor/ Consultant for over 21 years.
View my professional profile at linkedin.com
I have Insurance and Liability provision through PPS (Psychologist Protection Society) since 2005.
I have been in private practice since 2006 @ www.aypcounselling.webs.com.
Teencamps-UK was started in 2008 by myself and my wife to engage young people to explore their real selves away from their home environment and I personally run and facilitate every camp and service on offer. Female camps are run by myself and my wife (who is also trained in Counselling skills) or by myself and a female volunteer who has an enhanced DBS check.
My wife and I have previously been approved Foster Carers for 8-16 year olds.
I have a current enhanced DBS check and am fully insured.
I have an MA, B A Hons Degree in Social Sciences and Humanities and a level 5 Diploma in Counselling.
I specialise in working with teens who have bereavement and loss issues, those who have experienced trauma in childhood ,addictions and behaviour issues.
I am an Integrative Practitioner which means I blend different methods of counselling skills and therapeutic work according to the individual young persons needs.
I am an experienced Counsellor specialising in working with young people.
I have spent 15 years as an experienced Mediator with young people and families.
I have been a Mental Health Advocate in Mental Health, a Director of Mental Health Counselling and also a Mental Health
Counsellor for teens and adults.
I have over 21 years experience of working with hard to engage teenagers as a Mentor, Mediator, Life Skills Worker and Counsellor.
I am a teen Counsellor, Life-skills, Behaviourist, Mentor and Mediator with over 3600 hours of face to face counselling. My expertise is in working with teenagers, parents and families using counselling, life skills coaching, mentoring and family mediation.
CPD/Training/ Workshops I have attended-
QAQ Mediation Training
Three Faiths Training
Working with Gangs and Challenging Behaviour
Bullying Awareness Training
Misuse of Substances
Child Awareness Levels 1 and 2
Bereavement and Loss
Mental Health Awareness
Working with Young People
Working with Diversity
I believe that my own life experiences are just as important as my professional and academic training in relating to young people as I am Dyslexic and left school at age 15 without any qualifications and was also classed as a "troubled teen".
From years of experience I have learned that when parents change, their teens around them change, too.
I am a dedicated professional who provides the highest level of service, discretion and professionalism at all times.
** New service for 2021**
Online Counselling/ Support Sessions by Skype for young people and adults
Are you feeling challenged by your young person and are unsure of what to do next? If so, I am now offering help and advice for families and young people via online video call.
I primarily use Skype with webcam as it is an effective, confidential and convenient alternative to you having to travel to meet with me.
We can meet on Skype at any agreed time during the day or evenings ( Monday to Thursday).
For the Individual Online Sessions I offer 50 minute sessions at £50.00 GBP per session which are to be pre booked and paid for in advance via BACS (details of which will be provided once we agree to proceed).
April 2021 Monday to Thursday - various times available
May 2021 Monday to Thursday - various times available