Abacus Counselling and Support is a registered charity, providing counselling services to any individual aged 13+ and couples, in South Essex. Abacus has been successfully providing support to clients in Southend, since 2007.
The service aims to support clients with a range of presenting issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship issues and family breakup.
The service aims to offer therapy which is effective and accountable, to the community.
Counselling Tailored to Your Needs
We are currently able to offer socially distanced face-to-face sessions. We may be able to offer online or telephone counselling, in certain circumstances.
All sessions are in a centre that is well ventilated and regularly cleaned.
We are a Registered Charity
Abacus is governed by a body of trustees. They meet every two months with the Senior Management Team, to discuss and monitor the work completed by the service. Abacus has an annual AGM, which is open to the public.
Abacus Counselling and Support is a registered charity, number 1163844.
We work to the standards set out by the Charities Commission.
We are also registered with the Information Commissioners Office, Registration Reference ZA180670
This means Abacus adheres to ICO's guidelines, regarding Information Sharing and Data Protection.
To download a PDF version of our 2020-2021 annual report, click the above link.
Our board of trustees volunteer their time to provide advice and guidance on the running of Abacus Counselling. They ensure that all standards are met to provide Southend-on-sea and the wider area with a valuable support service.
Steve Cooper (Chair)
Lesley Butcher (Secretary)
Abacus Counselling and Support has excellent links with Statutory Services and other community organisations, in the area.
If Abacus is not able to directly offer support, the service will signpost you to another agency that is able to assist you.