Teencamps-UK are the only provider of Teen Behavioural and Therapeutic camps in the UK 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 20 years.
View my professional profile at linkedin.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).
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 20 years experience of working with hard to engage teenagers as a Mentor, Mediator, Life Skills Worker and Counsellor.
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 services in 2019 **
Family Home Intervention Service
Are you feeling challenged by your young person and are unsure of what to do next?
If so, I now offer a Family Home Intervention Service (in the Uk and Internationally) whereby I will personally visit you in your home for a minimum of 2 days and I will work with you and your young person.
If you feel that this may be of benefit to you and your family then this link Family Home Intervention service will give you more information.
Family Skype Sessions
I am now offering help and advice for families and young people via Skype.
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 your local time if you are abroad) evenings or weekends.
Many International and UK families take advantage of this service as it is easy, convenient and can fit into your lifestyle and busy day to day schedule.
The Skype sessions may work well for you if you are worried about any issues and wish to discuss your young person or any family issues and would prefer to do so with someone outside of your local community.
If you work away from home and your family and would like to talk to someone but are unable to commit to attending regular sessions.
Or that you, or your young person, have a disability which would make it difficult to get out and about and you require advice.