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Dacorum Education Support Centre

Dacorum Education Support Centre

Therapeutic Services

This service is open to the parents of children/young people attending DESC or accessing DESC Outreach support

The aim of the service is to meet the needs of the parent/carer to enable them to have capacity to meet the needs of the child/young person

  • A confidential service provided by BACP registered counsellors
  • Free service
  • Open ended needs led counselling
  • Weekly sessions to meet the parent/carers’ needs 

Contact with GP & CMHT with client’s permission

DESC Counselling for Children and Young People

  • Available for all children attending DESC
  • Available to all pupils in Dacorum via schools, sessions have a cost attached and can be purchased on a week by week basis, with a minimum block of six sessions, removing the need to plan a term at a time
  • DESC ensures the service is responsive and avoids the need for waiting lists
  • Delivers to the DESC counselling model to enable access to affordable high quality therapeutic services
  • Increases access for Dacorum schools to counselling services while reducing the costs to these schools 
  • Liaises with CAMHS, parents, GP and other services as necessary