Teenbratcampuk and Teencamps-UK are the only provider of Teen Brat, Boot and Therapeutic camps in the UK and Spain since 2008.
Damon Bachegalup BA (Hons), Dip Couns. Author and Teen Behavioural Counsellor/Consultant.
I have a current enhanced DBS check and have been working with young people for over 18 years as a Teen Behavioural Counsellor/ Consultant.
Teencampsuk camps were started in 2008 by myself and my wife to engage young people to explore their real selves away from their home environment.
I have a minimum of 11 year’s post qualifying experience with a recognised agency and have private client's both young people and adults. I am an experienced Counsellor (11 years) specialising in young people, experienced Mediator with young people and families (13 years), experienced Mental Health Advocate in Mental Health and an experienced Mentor with young people. I have been a Director of Mental Health Counselling and a Mental Health
Counsellor for teens and adults.
I have an MA, B A Hons Degree in Social Sciences and Humanities and a level 5 Diploma in Counselling.
My specialised areas in working with teens are bereavement and loss, trauma in childhood, addiction and behaviour.
Both group and private one to one camps are run by myself (and sometimes with the support and assistance of my wife who is also trained in Counselling skills).
I have an up to date Enhanced DBS for working with young people and I am fully insured. My wife and I have previously been approved Foster Carers for 8-16 year olds.
I have built my extensive knowledge and
experience over the last 10 years working intensively with teens here at Teencampsuk.
I have over 18 years experience of working with hard to engage teenagers as an 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. I am Dyslexic and left school at age 15 without any qualifications and was also classed as a "troubled teen".
I have learned that when parents change, their teens around them change, too.
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 divide my time between running Teencampuk programmes and working with private clients.
I am a dedicated professional who provides the highest level of service, discretion and professionalism at all times.
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My camps can offer sustainable solutions to UK and International families who are struggling to manage young people with behavioural problems.