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Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JB
Phone: 01384 211168
5 based on 16 review(s).

The AOC is a professional and highly-skilled organisation who manage a fantastic and dedicated team of therapists and counsellors who provide counselling or therapy support for children, young people and adults of all ages and backgrounds in Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Stourbridge and surrounding areas.

We provide family therapy, group therapy, individual and couples counselling and also offer exciting and highly creative and innovative training services to organisations.

Please visit our website for more details.

All clients, whether private or part of a professional company may self refer or refer on behalf of another - with their consent.

The AOC is regulated and state registered with The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and our therapists and counsellors are full members of either The British Association of Pyschotherapy & Counselling (BACP) or The British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).

All our trained counsellors and therapists know how to take care of our clients in a totally person-centred, non-judgemental way, and pride ourselves in ensuring at all times: understanding and sensitivity in demonstrating equality, diversity, safety, data protection and privacy, appropriate confidentiality and safeguarding of all those we work with and support.

With over twenty five years experience and passion in the field of self development, devising creative educational workshops and courses for schools, academies, local charities and major organisations - as well as supporting individual families and individuals with counselling and therapy - we are highly experienced, innovative, caring and dedicated to our clients and the well being of our local communities.

We work with all age groups, children, young people and adults: male or female and from different backgrounds.

We are experienced in helping clients who present a number of social, psychological or emotional issues, including but not exclusive to the following problems where we then work towards helping them heal by finding appropriate and effective solutions:

Eating Disorders.
Obsessive compulsive disorders.
Attachment issues.
Emotional abuse or neglect.
Physical abuse or neglect.
Sexual abuse.
Sexualised behaviours.
Offending behaviours.
Bereavement and Loss.
Alcohol abuse.
Drug abuse.
Relationship difficulties.
Low self-confidence.
Poor Motivation.
Sleep disorders.
Hearing Voices.
Communication issues.
Domestic Violence.

The AOC also deliver a wide range of courses and workshops for either private individuals or other professional companies including: mindfulness and relaxation, anger management, working with foster children, Dramatherapy, introduction to Integrative Counselling, Introduction to Family Therapy and Neuro-Dramatic Play, Drama and arts-based courses and workshops and many more.

We have lovely, calming and modern training rooms and therapeutic spaces, but we also go out and often deliver our top notch services within schools, or at our other partnership\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s venues.

The AOC works tirelessly in supporting everyone who may have lost their way in life or in relationships.

We also provide online counselling.

Our building has both lifts and stairs and is easily accessible to those with mobility concerns.

The AOC provide counselling or therapy during the day, or if you prefer during evenings and weekends and our rates are highly competitive and we offer a sliding scale for those who are on low income as well as offer flexible sessions.

If you seek therapy or counselling support - then please visit our website and complete our free online referral form.

If you want us to deliver training events or workshops for your organisation or staff teams then please email us your requirements and we promise to reply within two working days.

We are here to help you.

Opening Times

Opening Times: Administration Office Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri.

Counselling & Therapy Sessions:

Monday: 8am -7.30pm
Tuesday: 8am -7.30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 7.30pm
Thursday: 8am - 7.30pm
Friday: 8am - 7.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 3.30pm

Location Information

Location/Directions Info: You can find us in Central Dudley, walking distance from Dudley Zoo and Castle, High Street and Dudley Library.


16 Reviews/Comments on "The AOC"

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I live in the West Midlands and got help from The AOC when I felt really low after losing my job. They helped big time.

Lisa cargill
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Great person to talk to helped my son loads Christian was alway great support manny thanks

Jacquie Purcell
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My son really enjoyed his sessions, he wad made to feel completely at ease and didn’t want the sessions to end. The therapist is still available to see my son in school if he feels the need to talk.

Anthony Reegan
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Five Stars.

Samantha Priest
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Amazing organisation, relaxing atmosphere when you visit and true professionals. The progress in my situation only began when my daughter had sessions with Christian who she loves seeing.many thanks x

Laura Height
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My experience as a client of AOC was highly stimulating, satisfying and rewarding. It was my first experience of therapy & I was made to feel completely at ease from the offset. I couldn’t recommend any service more highly than this 🙂

Natalie Mihajlovic
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I worked with Christian Dixon the Dramatherapist every week for 1 year. He was welcoming, friendly and straight away made me feel safe and secure. We explored a variety of different themes all brought and expressed by myself. It was non- confrontational and done at my speed and how I wanted to do it. The thought of sitting and talking to someone about myself was at the beginning terrifying, however Christian ensured everything was contained and explored when and how I wanted to. Christian understood everything I said and didn’t once judge me or my decisions. I would recommend Christian… Read more »
Teresa McElroy
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The AOC and all it offers is a wonderful care- full service!
Their whole approach is not only focussed on helping you to get better in whatever area you need support in, but also in insuring you keep well , sustaining yourself in your new Heath. Christian Dixion ( the chief executive and founder of the AOC) is a visionary drama therapist aswell as a profoundly effective one.

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I have work with the AOC. By producing a video for them. Witch invoked working with the AOC during some of ther session I found them to be realy friendly and would help in any way they could. I’m glad to have been involved In there amazing organisation. And would recommend them highly to anyone I felt needed them

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Excellent service, very understanding and offered sound guidance and support, would highly recommend

Karl Veltman
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The AOC offers bespoke services that support a range of participants via an innovative fusion of creativity and therapy. An excellent tool for groups or individuals run by a highly skilled team.

Luke Reilly
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I was exstreamly happy with my councling sessions my therapist Christian was very understanding and helped me a lot

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Christian and his team work tirelessly to run this great organisation. I can recommend The AOC wholeheartedly.

Debbie Round
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The knowledge, expertise and focus on the client is excellent. Professional yet personalised to each individual to ensure a positive and successful outcome.

Marie Bairner
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Working with the aoc has helped me understand negative thought patterns, be able to build up an emotional ‘tool box’ to work through challenges in a healthier way.
Having suffered with an eating disorder for 30 years, Christian has helped me to be well on the way to recovery

Stephen Mccombe
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A very comforting and supportive counsellor, Christian Dixon helped me through struggles with an eating disorder by being open and friendly, offering great advice and techniques to overcome it. He was constantly there to contact when needed, and allowed me to address unresolved issues. 10 out of 10 would recommend!

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