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Domestic Abuse Counselling Training

At Dactari, we believe in the power of experiential learning. Our training curriculum combines theoretical knowledge with practical application, allowing you to gain hands-on experience through role-plays, case studies, and counselling practice. This approach ensures that you not only understand the theories behind counselling but also develop the necessary skills to effectively support and guide clients in a compassionate and ethical manner.

Why Choose Dactari for Counsellor Training?

Expertise: Our trainers are experienced counsellors and trainers who bring their knowledge and expertise into the training room, providing you with valuable insights and guidance.

Leading Edge Research: We use the Domestic Abuse Counselling (DAC) model of practice, developed from client experiences to deliver counselling that the client prefers.

Practical Focus: Our training program emphasises practical application, enabling you to develop the essential counselling skills required for real-world practice.

Supportive Environment: We foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment, encouraging personal growth and building a strong network of peers and mentors.

Professional Development: Our training equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills competencies to pursue a successful career in domestic abuse counselling, opening doors to a range of employment opportunities.

Online Training: Although we are based in Middlesbrough, we make use of online training to support counsellors to access training quickly and effectively no matter where you are based.

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Our Domestic Abuse Counselling Courses

How can Dactari help?

Domestic abuse: what you need to know

If you are new to domestic abuse work, we would recommend the Foundation in Domestic Abuse Counselling. This can be followed by specific sessions from the Expert Series which provide a more in-depth look at the issues which can arise with some clients. For those who already have some experience with domestic abuse counselling, our Expert Series offers a range of courses to supplement or enhance your current learning. These can be taken to suit your needs as a practitioner. See below for some of the practitioner feedback received from previous delegates.

In addition, we offer a range of downloadable courses, based on the Expert Series. These provide

knowledge but without the tutorials, case studies and/or role plays within our in-person


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We offer two types of online, in-person, experiential training: 

- The Foundation in Domestic Abuse Counselling, which provides everything you need to start domestic abuse counselling and is taught in a cohort over 4-days;

- The Expert Series, which is an in-depth series of topics which can be helpful for developing your knowledge and skills in domestic abuse counselling and can be booked for the days offered.


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Feedback from Previous Trainees

“The training was great! It made me more aware about how to best apply my counselling skills to client scenarios. As a counselling student it was great to get more in-depth knowledge surrounding a certain client group. It has allowed me to understand the therapeutic relationship further and hopefully apply these skills to my current placement and learnings.”

“Really useful training, I learnt a lot and I’m already looking at what other courses are offered that I can book onto! I really enjoyed the training and got a lot out of it. I felt it catered for all levels of experience really well.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the training and would recommend to anyone wanting to explore this topic or just generally in the counselling profession. It clarified a few things and open my eyes to other elements that I hadn't thought of before. Professional and Approachable trainer.”

“Evidence based theories were broken down and shown how to put them into practical use for therapists. Very informative, with some good examples of ways to work with clients.”

“Jeannette was a brilliant facilitator. She brought together her wealth experience as a researcher and practitioner in the field and gave a comprehensive overview of domestic abuse in a short time frame.”

“Really enjoyable, relevant, and informative training. I will be booking further courses. Thank you!”

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Get in Touch

Thank you for your interest in Dactari's Counsellor Training services. We are here to provide comprehensive and exceptional training to qualified and trainee counsellors online from our base in Middlesbrough. If you are passionate about helping others and are looking to develop your career in domestic abuse counselling, we are the perfect choice for you.

We would be delighted to discuss our Counsellor Training services further and address any queries

you may have. To learn more about our programmes, pricing, and enrolment process, please contact us using the details below.

0333 335 5896 |

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