About the AOC?

The AoC

Christian Dixon working with actor Jonathan Firth. 2013.

The AOC provide our clients, who tend to be young people and adults, with high quality, evidence-based expertise in the form of personal therapy and counselling, educational and creative workshops, courses, retreats and taster workshops.Teaching and facilitating small or large groups or individuals on a wide range of dramatic subjects including story-making, scriptwriting, performance skills, auditioning, voice/body work, Shakespeare or on more personal self-development subjects such as fear, attachment, trauma, anxiety, stress, phobias, relationship difficulties, shyness, anger, sexual addictions, bereavement and more using dramatherapy, integrative counselling, mindfulness and relaxation techniques and processes.Please also check out our video below for a tour around our relaxing studios and facilities.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKtmNtlJSfs


The AOC provide FIVE uniquely inter-linked services of excellence:
  1. counselling & therapy
  2. self-development training
  3. arts-based masterclasses
  4. project management & project delivery service
  5. associate trainer and therapist agency service
We use creativity and the arts, in particular - inspiring drama techniques with tried and tested therapeutic processes to help our clients reach their goals, make long lasting recoveries and instil extraordinary self-power!2015-08-27-22.11.30Specialities: Counselling, dramatherapy, family dramatherapy, integrative counselling, mindfulness, peer-mentoring, delivering workshops and courses to a wide range of diverse groups and organisations at all levels, professional acting, theatre and teaching of performance skills, designing & facilitating educational training, master-classes, self-development and dramatherapy courses/workshops for all ages and abilities.We offer a dedicated private dramatherapy service - simply connecting drama techniques with powerful and effective therapeutic processes, to support and aid our clients in unlocking their potential, heal and transform their problems and difficulties into working out successful solutions. No acting or drama experience required whatsoever.We also provide support to organisation staff teams using dramatherapy as tools to improve working relations or aid retention or provide positive external staff supervision and we also offer dramatherapy to families and schools, particularly supporting special needs.

Our Clients

We support adults and young people from the ages of 5+ with individual, personal therapy and this extends to couples or entire families. We are HCPC registered and members of BACP and The British Association of Dramatherapists. Our highly trained therapists have been qualified for many years. So we provide a range of different treatment models to suit every need.We also assist community groups, charities and other organisations by either providing them with one of our highly trained associate therapists or trainers to deliver therapeutic work or to deliver workshops or short bespoke courses.The AOC also assist members of the general public with excellent and powerful self-development workshops and courses, aimed at young people and adults in anger management, resilience, confidence building, mindfulness, relaxation, motivation and empowerment.The AOC give first rate training to corporate businesses, community and voluntary groups, schools, universities, probation services, hospitals, police and local councils in the field of child, adolescent and adult awareness and development.Please get in touch via our contact page to discuss or arrange a meeting that is convenient for you.Thank you