Domestic Abuse Counselling Services

Specialists in the field of domestic violence. Established since January 2006.

Its sole purpose is to reduce domestic abuse in our community by providing free therapeutic intervention, working one-to-one with victims of domestic abuse from a ‘preventative perspective’ providing therapy that educates from safe, accessible locations across the county of Warwickshire.

Victim services

DACS provides a free counselling service for both female and male victims of domestic abuse from therapeutic programmes designed to reduce risk of repeat victimisation and increase safety for victims of domestic abuse and their family.

• It provides one-to-one counselling sessions from safe, discreet locations across Warwickshire
• From initial assessment, DACS offers 15 free counselling sessions that can be extended based on the needs of the service user
• Our therapeutic programmes are highly valued and known to be effective in enabling positive change for a safer life
• The service is funded by a variety of independent funders to enable it to be provided for free

Perpetrator services

DACS provides one-to-one programmes of intervention for both male and female perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Partner support services

This is a service for victims of domestic abuse who have a partner engaging with the DACS perpetrator programmes. It is fully supported by DACS victim services.

Details of all DACS services and programmes can be found on its website.

All DACS services can be accessed by calling 02476 351 137.

DACS delivers its services from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from:

  • The Loft, 60 George Street, Ringway, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8EA
  • Lifeways, 30 Albany Road, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PG
  • Other discreet, accessible venues throughout Warwickshire

For professional referrals, please email: (DACS Chief Officer) (Victim Service Manager)

Counselling provided by trained DACS volunteers will support victims of abuse to free themselves from violence.

Based in Nuneaton since March 2006, but also operating from offices in Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon and Royal Leamington Spa, DACS provides initial therapy courses that run for 12 weeks but often last longer to support victims to rebuild their lives.

Who can call the Domestic Abuse Counselling Service?

Women who have experienced past or present domestic abuse, who have witnessed abuse as a child and find the experience has impacted on their adult intimate relationships, male victims of domestic abuse, same-sex relationship couples, and professionals supporting women and children experiencing past or present domestic abuse can all contact DACS.

Details of all DACS services and programmes can be found on its website.

For professional referrals, please email: (DACS Chief Officer) (Victim Service Manager)

“DACS is committed to the protection of women and children by providing therapy for victims and perpetrators of abuse to enable them to make the changes they need to make in their life.

“Leaving an abusive relationship brings its own complications of sole parenting and child contact issues, to name just a few.

“DACS therapy helps towards building the ’emotional muscle’ needed to maintain the changes the victim has made in their life to provide them and their children with a safer future, and also the self-awareness for perpetrators of abuse to acknowledge the impact their behaviour has had on their children with the aim of building safer relationships.”

Kate Farmer, Service Manager, DACS