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The AoC

Who are The AoC?

We are a friendly, very experienced and professional creative dramatherapy and counselling service based in Central Dudley, West Midlands.

Who Do We Support?

We support individual clients, couples, families and run groups for either children, teenagers or adults who have problems they wish to overcome and heal. We see children from 3 years upwards to adults with no upper age limit.

What We Can Offer:

We provide three unique, creative services for either private clients or for organisations large or small:
a) therapy services,
b) education and training services
c) arts-based events services.

With over fifty years combined experience, our very warm and friendly staff team are highly skilled in: Arts therapy; Dramatherapy, Integrative Counselling, Mindfulness, Workshop facilitation, Supervision, Research, Lecturing, Teaching, Devising, Theatre, Performing and Creative Teaching on a wide range of subjects including motivation, confidence building, team dynamics, public speaking and Skills-Based Training.

We can offer sessions one to one, in couple or in groups both large and small. Sessions can be held face to face, via Skype or even over the telephone. We always put the client and their preferences first.

We have both male and female therapists who specialise in a wide range of modalities of therapy and counselling.

Telephone & Skype Counselling

Telephone and online counselling is becoming more popular as people struggle to travel to venues when they have had a busy day at work or need to arrange for child care. Some of us have more hectic schedules which is why telephone and online counselling is perfect. We have offer telephone sessions which are still 100% confidential. The therapist will take notes during and after the session and can also take payment over the phone prior to the session. Skype counselling works the same way but you can see the therapist and chat via a video call. A Skype account will be needed and can be created for free. We then link the Skype account prior to the session start.

All future sessions would also be arranged via the telephone or via Skype. For more information about this please don't hesitate to contact us.

Issues We Deal With:

Common problems we are skilled at assisting include: anger management, stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, insomnia, abuse, weight problems and eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, low self-confidence, personality issues, relationship issues, emotional abuse, social obstacles, panic disorder, family issues, addiction(s), phobias, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, couples issues, offending behaviour, people living with dementia bullying and much more.

The AoC also support clients effectively with child related issues, attachment disorder, children with emotional, social or psychological difficulties, poor concentration at home or at school, hyperactivity, abortion, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, drug abuse, alcoholism, sex addiction, Internet addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), physical abuse and hearing voices

Pathways Covered

Drugs

Overview

The AoC can offer counselling and therapy for all that are suffering from drug abuse. Whether its you that has an drug addiction or a family member or friend.


We can offer support to you in a 1 to 1 capacity, as a couple or in a group capacity.


We have a wide range of therapeutic modalities to help you deal with this issue such as dramatherapy, art therapy, integrative counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and many more.


We have no waiting list so as soon as you are referred we can pass you onto the best suited therapist who would be in touch to arrange a suitable session date and time.


For more information such as costings and the referral process please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone:


support@theaoc.org.uk
01384 211 168

What we do

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:

1. counselling & therapy
2. self-development training
3. arts-based masterclasses
4. project management & project delivery service
5. associate trainer and therapist agency 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.

Where we do it

All sessions will take place at our counselling studio's in Central Dudley at the following address;

St James House, Trinity Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JB.

We have parking available at the front of the building for free up to an hour. We have private car parking spaces available at the back of the building also This is where the disabled access is located.

We are a 5-8 minute walk away from Dudley Bus Station.

How to access

We would need you to complete our referral form before we can arrange any sessions. You can find this on our website - www.theaoc.org.uk or can request one via post or email by contacting us. The referral form is quick and simple and can be downloaded as a Microsoft Word document.

If you do not have access to a laptop or computer we can send a form out in the post for you to return or even complete the form over the phone on your behalf with consent.

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Alcohol

Overview

The AoC can offer counselling and therapy for all that are suffering from alcohol abuse. Whether its you that has an alcohol addiction or a family member or friend.


We can offer support to you in a 1 to 1 capacity, as a couple or in a group capacity.


We have a wide range of therapeutic modalities to help you deal with this issue such as dramatherapy, art therapy, integrative counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and many more.


We have no waiting list so as soon as you are referred we can pass you onto the best suited therapist who would be in touch to arrange a suitable session date and time.


For more information such as costings and the referral process please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone:


support@theaoc.org.uk
01384 211 168

What we do

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:

1. counselling & therapy
2. self-development training
3. arts-based masterclasses
4. project management & project delivery service
5. associate trainer and therapist agency 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.

Where we do it

All sessions will take place at our counselling studio's in Central Dudley at the following address;

St James House, Trinity Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JB.

We have parking available at the front of the building for free up to an hour. We have private car parking spaces available at the back of the building also This is where the disabled access is located.

We are a 5-8 minute walk away from Dudley Bus Station.

How to access

We would need you to complete our referral form before we can arrange any sessions. You can find this on our website - www.theaoc.org.uk or can request one via post or email by contacting us. The referral form is quick and simple and can be downloaded as a Microsoft Word document.

If you do not have access to a laptop or computer we can send a form out in the post for you to return or even complete the form over the phone on your behalf with consent.

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Mental and physical health

Overview

If you are suffering with a mental or physical health issue, The AoC can provide professional 1-1, couple or group counselling/therapy sessions to you. Whether it be anxiety, hearing voices or domestic abuse we can help you.

What we do

  • Therapy services
  • Telephone and Skype Counselling
  • Mindfulness

We provide professional and confidential counselling all over the West Midlands and beyond. We cover a wide range of issues from anxiety and depression to sexualised behaviour. You can see more of the issues we deal with at our website - www.theaoc.org.uk

We have multiple therapists trained a wide range of therapeutic modalities such as dramatherapy, art therapy, mediation, attachment, play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and much more.

We have no waiting list so all clients who are referred can be seen within days rather than waiting weeks or months with other services.

Please get in touch for more information.

Where we do it

The AoC, St James House, Trinity Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JB. We have multiple therapy studio's varying in size to suit the clients needs. All spaces are completely private and confidential.

Sessions can also be completed at a clients home (this needs to be agreed prior to session booking so the therapist can arrange travel etc) or in the clients school / college (if applicable). Duediligence will need to be completed before any sessions can be booked so we are sure there is a suitable space for therapy to take place within the location.

How to access

You can contact The AoC Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm via telephone or email.

Telephone - 01384 211 168

Email: support@theaoc.org.uk

Alternatively you can write to us at the following address - The AoC, St James House, Trinity Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JB.

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Attitudes, thinking and behaviour

Overview

The AoC can offer counselling and therapy for all that are suffering from a wide range of issues. Whether its you that has an issue or a family member or friend. You can refer yourself or them with consent.


We can offer support with all mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and much more. We can also offer support with issues such as attachment disorder, anger issues and much more.


We can offer support to you in a 1 to 1 capacity, as a couple or in a group capacity.


We have a wide range of therapeutic modalities to help you deal with this issue such as psychodynamic counselling, dramatherapy, art therapy, integrative counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, mediation, mindfullness and many more.


We have no waiting list so as soon as you are referred we can pass you onto the best suited therapist who would be in touch to arrange a suitable session date and time.


For more information such as costings and the referral process please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone:


support@theaoc.org.uk
01384 211 168

What we do

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:

1. counselling & therapy
2. self-development training
3. arts-based masterclasses
4. project management & project delivery service
5. associate trainer and therapist agency 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.

Where we do it

All sessions will take place at our counselling studio's in Central Dudley at the following address;

St James House, Trinity Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JB.

We have parking available at the front of the building for free up to an hour. We have private car parking spaces available at the back of the building also This is where the disabled access is located.

We are a 5-8 minute walk away from Dudley Bus Station.

How to access

We would need you to complete our referral form before we can arrange any sessions. You can find this on our website - www.theaoc.org.uk or can request one via post or email by contacting us. The referral form is quick and simple and can be downloaded as a Microsoft Word document.

If you do not have access to a laptop or computer we can send a form out in the post for you to return or even complete the form over the phone on your behalf with consent.

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Children and families

Overview

The AoC can offer counselling and therapy for all that are suffering from a wide range of issues. We can work with children, couples, families and groups. We work with all ages groups from 0+ with no upper age limit.


We can offer support with all mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and much more. We can also offer support with issues such as attachment disorder, anger issues and much more.


We can offer couple and family mediation to resolve on going famiily feuds and/or relationship difficulties


We have a wide range of therapeutic modalities to help you deal with these issues such as psychodynamic counselling, dramatherapy, art therapy, integrative counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfullness and many more.


We have no waiting list so as soon as you are referred we can pass you onto the best suited therapist who would be in touch to arrange a suitable session date and time.


We can offer the above support via private client sessions which are chargeable at £20-£63 depending on your finacial status or we can work with children aged 0-18 who are suffering from a mental health issue and living within the Dudley Borough for FREE for up to 6 sessions via our ProjectME MINDCRAFT (PMM) service in associattion with Children In Need. This project will be running for 3 years but places are limited.


For more information such as costings, about PMM or private client sessions and the referral process please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone:


support@theaoc.org.uk
01384 211 168

What we do

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:

1. counselling & therapy
2. self-development training
3. arts-based masterclasses
4. project management & project delivery service
5. associate trainer and therapist agency 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.

Where we do it

All sessions will take place at our counselling studio's in Central Dudley at the following address;

St James House, Trinity Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JB.

We have parking available at the front of the building for free up to an hour. We have private car parking spaces available at the back of the building also This is where the disabled access is located.

We are a 5-8 minute walk away from Dudley Bus Station.

How to access

We would need you to complete our referral form before we can arrange any sessions. You can find this on our website - www.theaoc.org.uk or can request one via post or email by contacting us. The referral form is quick and simple and can be downloaded as a Microsoft Word document.

If you do not have access to a laptop or computer we can send a form out in the post for you to return or even complete the form over the phone on your behalf with consent.

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