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ABC Children's Therapy

The Therapy:

Having a comprehensive counselling-based training, together with minfulness and creative play therapy means I can tailor treatments to suit each individual child or young person. So, even if your child has difficulty expressing themselves using words (or is non-verbal) we can find a way to explore their feelings, heal and develop coping strategies.

Suitable For:

This type of therapy is for any child or young person (4-18 years) who is experiencing difficulties - whether it's a mental health concern or a problem relating to family or school/college (including ASD, PDA and ADHD).

Older children and teenagers have felt much happier after talking through how they feel, and as result have found it easier to cope with with their problems.   Younger children have found creative art and play a good way to explore their thoughts and feelings in a comfortable space and similarly this helps them to manage their difficulties, heal and learn coping skills.

For all ages part of this is because the therapy environment provides a safe place that is quite separate from their daily lives. 

Help for Parents/Carers:

I also offer support to parents and carers manage behavioural issues throughout the therapy process, as well as helping develop strategies to manage difficult behaviours.

My Qualifications:

My qualifications include a Diplomas in Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Child Psychology, and Certificates in Play Therapy, Children’s Counselling, Anti-Bullying and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I also a certified 'Autplay' provider, meaning I can help with behavioural issues associated with neurological disorders such as ASD, PDA and ADHD.

In addition, I have a continued commitment to training and keeping up-to-date with the latest research in child mental health.   I am insured and hold a current DBS check. Initial assessments are free of charge.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amanda Budden
Contact Position
07535 673 665

Where to go

ABC Children's Therapy
ABC Children's Therapy
Brent Knoll

Plenty of parking and parents/caregivers can enjoy a coffee in the cafe during sessions.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Tuesday to Friday 9.30am until 4.30pm
Time of day

Other details


The initial assessment is free of charge.


Referral required
Referral Details

Personal clients and referrals from schools/health professionals accepted.

Visits possible where there is an appropriate space to work (subject to mileage costs)

Local offer


ABC Children's Therapy is a certified Autplay provider and specialises in working with children (4-18 years) with neurological disorders - including ASD, PDA and ADHD. This kind of therapy can be particularly useful for parents and children needing help and support following a new diagnosis.

Contact Name
Amanda Budden
Contact Telephone
07535 673 665
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adulthood
Secondary School
Primary School
Early Years
Needs Level
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