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.


DAA  2017 Training Programme

For more information on our training events please click here.

Therapeutic Arts Project - 2016

We are in the process of enrolling our new creative therapy programme, TAP, and are currently taking applications to join this group of up to 10 women.

TAP offers you the opportunity to tap into and develop your creativity through movement, dance, drawing, poetry and storytelling.  Together we will explore your personal, inner and outer landscapes. We will connect with the relationships between physical, emotional, mental/imaginal, and personal spiritual levels of experience and expression in a variety of safe, creative, enjoyable ways.

You will need to have had at least 6 months of counselling or therapy to address childhood abuse issues, be able and willing to move within your own capabilities and limits, and able to commit to attending every session.

No prior creative experience is necessary. The cost is only £5 per 2.5 hours session.

If you’d like to apply, please complete the application form. If you would like more information, please contact the office on 01202 732424 or email

2016 TAP
Application Form
2016 TAP