Dorset Action on Abuse is a registered charity. We rely entirely on donations to sustain our service.  We receive NO funding or financial support from the NHS. All our counsellors and facilitators are volunteers, are trained counsellors and members of professional counselling and psychotherapy bodies. All receive clinical supervision from experienced, volunteer clinical supervisors. We have recently reached the end of a five year, National Lottery grant. DAA is now in a financial position where we need to make changes to how we offer our services, in order to ensure the seamless continuation of our work.

Parkstone Service

We are continuing to offer our counselling and facilitated support groups as usual. In the near future DAA will be introducing means testing for all new clients. This change is so we can ensure that our available funds support clients who genuinely cannot afford to contribute much for receiving our help.


Our latest newsletter:

DAA Newsletter 2014


  • Our newly appointed chair, Kate Howe
  • A message from our Service Director, detailing the work carried out by DAA
  • Fundraising Stories
  • Upcoming Events

Previous newsletters:

DAA Newsletter Summer 2012

DAA Newsletter Spring 2009

DAA Newsletter June 2008

DAA Photography Group

DAA has recently set up a photography group which is open to service users and volunteers. The group will meet up at Seaforth House when possible to discuss their work and offer advice and encouragement. We are interested in displaying some of the photos taken by the members of the group at Seaforth House for our service users and volunteers to enjoy. If you are interested in joining  our photography group then please contact the DAA office:

01202 732424