ABOUT ME

My name is Damon Bachegalup BA (Hons), Dip Couns and I am a dedicated professional who provides the highest level of service, discretion and professionalism at all times. 


My expertise is in working with teenagers, parents and families using counselling, life skills coaching, mentoring and mediation and I am also a published author. 


View my professional profile at linkedin.com


I have been a Teen Behavioural Consultant for over 21 years, and am also a Counsellor, Mentor and life skills coach with over 4000 hours of face to face consultancy and counselling. I have also spent over 16 years as an experienced Mediator with young people and families. 


I have been a Mental Health Counsellor for teens and adults, a Mental Health Advocate in Mental Health and a Director of Mental Health Counselling.


I have Insurance and Liability provision through PPS (Psychologist Protection Society) since 2005 and I have been in private practice since 2006.


Teencamps-UK was started in 2008 by myself and my wife, Erika, to engage young people to explore their real selves away from their home environment. I personally run and facilitate every behavioural camp and service on offer and am often accompanied by Erika who has 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 behavioural issues, bereavement and loss issues, have experienced trauma in childhood and addictions.


I am an Integrative Practitioner which means I blend different methods of counselling skills and therapeutic work according to the individual young persons needs.


CPD/Training/ Workshops I have attended-


CBT

Art Therapy

Gestalt 

Dream Therapy

IMHEP Training

QAQ Mediation Training

Three Faiths Training

Allegations Training
Working with Gangs and Challenging Behaviour
Bullying Awareness Training
Eating Disorders/Awareness
Self Harming
Misuse of Substances
Child Awareness Levels 1 and 2
Domestic Violence
Bereavement and Loss
Anger Management
Mental Health Awareness
Working with Young People
Diversity Awareness
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 severely 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 then their teens around them change, too.



 I also offer a new service of Skype Online Consultancy sessions for young people, adults and families. Please see the "Skype Online" page for more details.


Are you feeling challenged by your young person and are unsure of what to do next? If so, I am available to offer help and advice for families and young people via online Skype 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 in person.


We can meet on Skype at any agreed time during the day or evenings (Monday to Thursday and some weekends).


For the Skype Online Consultancy Sessions I offer 60 minute sessions at £120.00 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).


In the first instance please complete the online application form and email me at  teenbratcampuk@yahoo.co.uk with your issues, problems, worries, concerns etc outlining the main points that you would like to discuss.

Once we have received your email we will then arrange a convenient time for you, your young person or the immediate family to begin the sessions.

The next sessions available are ;-


May 2022 Monday to Thursday - various times available

June 2022 Monday to Thursday - various times available


Please note that any pre paid Skype sessions that are missed or not cancelled with more than 24 hours notice are non refundable.

If you feel that this may be of benefit to your young person or for your family then please go to the "Skype Online Consultancy Sessions" page for more information.