dorset action on abuse
01202 732424


DAA are one of the recipients of the prestigious Queen's Award 2012.

This award recognises volunteer led organisations providing services that meet the needs of people living in the community.

This is a fantastic achievement for us all and DAA would like to thank our volunteers for their wonderful efforts.


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Evening counselling appointments are now available.

We also offer Skype/telephone counselling for clients unable to come to DAA.
Please call the office for information.


Creative Therapies Group

10 weeks beginning Monday 16 October 2017,

Branksome 2 - 4.30pm

Contact 01202 732424

for more information

Shared by our clients

What some of our service users say about Dorset Action on Abuse;

“I’m 57 years old and only now am able to open up about the years of abuse I’ve been through. DAA is making a huge difference to my life and the lottery funding will make a huge impact because it would allow me and others who need the service peace of mind.”

“DAA are reaching out to help survivors, like myself, and helping to give us the opportunity to release ourselves from the trauma of our childhoods and move forwards towards healing and a better life.”

“It is essential to someone who has been a victim of those horrible abusers, to give them hope to lead as normal a life as possible and hold their head high and not to be taken advantage of all their lives.”

“There is a really calm atmosphere that I know DAA works hard to create. Coming regularly is a solace and treasured time for yourself to investigate feelings and understand what has happened and helps to move on.”

These words come from our existing service users and, through the Lottery and other essential funding we receive, we will be able to offer the sort of help service users are asking for to so many more people suffering the consequences of horrific experiences in childhood.