Welcome to ABC Counselling, Play Therapy & Family Solutions C.I.C.

ABC is a Community Interest Company (Company No 9489383) which means we are a not for profit organisation. All of the profits ABC makes are ploughed back into the community, for the benefit of the local children, young people and families that we work with. ABC Family Centre is located in Billingham, and offers services across Teesside. ABC has four Directors who have a wealth of experience in the education, therapy and social care sectors over many years – supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of children, young people, adults and families. Our talented staff and dedicated volunteers are committed to supporting local children, families and communities. The ABC team focuses on strengthening emotional resilience and wellbeing through a broad range of high quality services including:

  • Counselling for children, young people and adults (including school staff and parents)
  • Open access youth club nights
  • Play Therapy
  • Targeted Family Interventions including family mediation and Family Group Conferencing
  • Therapeutic group work for children and young people (both school based and from our centre)
  • School Transition Clubs for children in Years 6 and 7

ABC also provides

  • Clinical supervision for therapists
  • Supervision – Reflective Learning Time for school leaders and staff
  • Consultancy services to schools and organisations
  • A comprehensive menu of training workshops designed to fulfil the need for high quality and cost effective continuing professional development for those interested in enhancing and extending their skills and knowledge base
  • A range of bespoke and cost effective training to schools and organisations
  • Free Essentials packages to local families facing financial hardship (referrals received via local schools)

ABC Family Centre

ABC opened its new community based family centre in July 2015. The ABC family Centre is a local community resource that is run with and for local people. The centre provides local access to recreational facilities and activities, benefiting from a spacious activity room and a smaller play room that can also be hired out on an hourly basis. ABC believes in bringing communities together through friendship, play and traditional recreational activities. We strive to provide open access to the centre and activities, ensuring that as many local people as possible benefit. Currently the space facilitates two youth nights per week, and we are looking to diversify the range of community activities run from the centre for all ages to enjoy and benefit from.

ABC Counselling, Play Therapy & Family Solutions is committed to maintaining and promoting best practice. All of our team work within the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or their equivalent professional body e.g. Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). For more information about our services please contact us

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