About the AOC?

The AoC

Christian Dixon working with actor Jonathan Firth.

Here at the AoC, we are passionate about unlocking the creativity within you. Our West Midlands studios and facilities are located in the heart of the Black Country. We offer a safe, confidential and supportive counselling and creative art therapy service to our clients across the UK.

We use creativity and the arts to combine drama techniques with tried and tested therapeutic processes. We help our clients reach their goals, make long-lasting recoveries and instil extraordinary self-confidence. We are committed to providing a high quality, evidence-based practice through personal therapy and counselling. We also run educational and creative workshops, courses, retreats and taster workshops. These are all delivered through our FIVE uniquely inter-linked services of excellence:

3. arts-based masterclasses
4. project management & project delivery service

Our services are connected through the belief that all counselling and therapy services, workshops and courses have a therapeutic outcome, holistically. For example, learning a new skill academically may make the learner feel confident in themselves and raise self-esteem. The same is applicable if that same learner was undergoing formal therapy or counselling. We believe in education, human and spiritual development, and health and well-being. We believe in a person centred approach that works with the needs of the learner or client engaged in therapy.

We offer short or long term face to face, telephone and online remote one to one support, as well as face to face and group therapy sessions at our relaxing studios and facilities.

The AoC is registered with The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and The British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTH). Our highly trained therapists have been qualified for many years, and provide a range of different treatment models to suit every need. The AoC was the recipient of Certificate of Excellence 2019, acknowledged as one of the strongest/best counsellors in the West Midlands.

Please also check out our video below for a tour around our relaxing studios and facilities.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XKtmNtlJSfs