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The love contract – relationship counselling Valentine’s Day isn’t red roses for all of us. In fact, the ‘violets are blue’ bit is often closer to the mark. Myley Cyrus’s timely lyric, ‘I can buy myself flowers,’ has also struck a chord. The truth is that relationships can be difficult, and certain times of the [...]
"My Name is Anita Roye. "I am an Art Psychotherapy student in the last few months of my master’s degree. My research project is about CPTSD caused by birth trauma. I am passionate about the use of creative therapies for children and adults within mental health and other areas. Having a holistic approach within an empowerment [...]
New year’s resolutions revealed (not what you’d expect) 1 in 5 of us has made New Year’s resolutions this year, according to YouGov – that’s up from 1 in 7 last year. But 2023 is slightly different from other years – people seek to be happier and more fulfilled. Think of a new year’s resolution, [...]
Iram Ahmed "I’m Iram, and I’m excited to join the AOC family as a student counsellor. I currently work in banking, and I’m in my second year at Staffordshire University, retraining as a counsellor. Being a people person, I’m passionate about working with and supporting others, and I’m looking forward to working with [...]
"Hi, I'm Ben Franklin. Centre Manager at The AoC Trust in Dudley." "My journey with The AoC started around seven years ago now, where I started volunteering as an administrative assistant after completing a level 3 distinction in business studies at college. "I volunteered for around 6 months before becoming a part-time member of staff. My [...]
Child in the crossfire You are either reading this as a parent or teacher concerned for a child caught up in conflict, or you’re a child wondering why it’s all happening to you. Getting caught in the crossfire of something that isn’t to do with you is horrible. No matter the reason, it’s awful. If [...]