ABC currently works in primary and secondary schools across Teesside offering counselling, play therapy and therapeutic group work
- Individual counselling and/or play therapy for children and young people (commissioned on individual or half/whole day basis)
- Individual counselling for parents/carers
- Individual counselling for school staff
- Therapeutic group work including issue-based groups (e.g. focusing on anger management, social skills or bereavement and loss)
What are the benefits of counselling and play therapy in school?
- Helps pupils to build healthier relationships with teaching staff and peers
- Reduces emotional, behavioural and social obstacles to learning
- Enhances pupil’s communication skills and emotional literacy
- Develops pupil’s confidence and concentration
- Improves pupil’s problem-solving, coping skills and increases resilience
- Supports and advises teaching staff
References are available from Head Teachers who commission our service.
ABC currently runs two school transition clubs for children and young people who are worried, anxious or concerned about attending secondary school. Places are limited so each school identifies the children that it feels will benefit most from attending a Transition Group.
School staff members are asked to comment on how they view the therapy service in relation to whether therapy has helped the children and young people and any other comments they want to add.