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Workshops and Courses

BACP & COSRT endorsed CPD seminars.
Workshops and courses for therapists
and self-development courses for clients
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The Awareness Centre is a Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre, in Clapham, South West London. We also provide courses, CPD training and workshops for therapists and clients.

The Awareness Centre is one of the largest clinical institutes in London and we provide counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, psychosexual and relationship therapy and psychiatry. We work with individuals, couples, families, children and groups. Our philosophy offers an holistic overview of many different approaches to therapy supporting the diverse community of London.

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy & Psychology

    TAC provides NHS counselling to GP surgeries in Lambeth and to HMP Brixton, working in partnership with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and NHS England. We also offer free, low cost and private counselling, psychotherapy and psychology at the centre.

  • Michaela McCarthy

    Michaela McCarthy is the Managing Director of The Awareness Centre. She is a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, Addictions Specialist, Trainer and Clinical Supervisor.

  • Complementary Therapy Training

    The Awareness Centre offers a wide range of complementary therapy workshops. These courses are open to professionals who wish to extend their training as well as to complete beginners perhaps looking for a career change

  • Clinical Supervision

    TAC has a team of experienced practitioners who provide clinical supervision. Our supervisors have trained in many different approaches of counselling, psychotherapy, psychology and psychosexual and relationship therapy.

  • Clinical Workshops & Courses

    The Awareness Centre offers BACP and COSRT endorsed CPD Seminars and a wide range of training and workshops for therapists wanting to develop their expertise and skills in their clinical practice.

  • Clinical Placement (Internship)

    TAC offers the largest Clinical Placement, both short and long term, in South London. We recruit therapists from established training institutes in London. This training placement is like an internship as we prepare you for employment.

  • Psychiatric Clinic

    The clinical psychiatry service at TAC is provided by the Sloane Court Clinic in Chelsea. Dr Howells and his team of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists work with a range of issues including depression, panic disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and adult ADHD. Some of the psychologists work at TAC.

  • Personal Development

    The Awareness Centre runs a varied programme of part time self-development workshops and courses for clients, offering both the opportunity for personal growth and also to meet like minded people.

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News from The Awareness Centre

  • NHS counselling contract for The Awareness Centre

    NHS counselling contract for The Awareness Centre

    We’re really pleased to announce that The Awareness Centre has been awarded a contract by the NHS to provide counselling services in Lambeth over the next three years. We are contracted by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) – which provides one of the the best services in London – to provideRead more →

  • The Awareness Centre brings talking therapies to inmates of HMP Brixton Prison

    The Awareness Centre brings talking therapies to inmates of HMP Brixton Prison

    The Awareness Centre in Clapham has been awarded a contract by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SlaM) to provide talking therapies to inmates in HMP Brixton Prison. Brixton is a male Category C resettlement prison for people coming to the end of their sentences, or for those serving short sentences.  It alsoRead more →

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    A fairytale within

    When I think of myself as a holistic adult in the world, I can recognise both my ‘adult’ side: a person that can be serious and mature, sometimes pensive; but also, a more youthful, fun and lively part – my inner big kid. And I think it is this latter part that makes me loveRead more →

  • Are you struggling to get over your ex?

    Are you struggling to get over your ex?

    A top weekly women’s magazine is urgently looking to speak to a woman aged 19 – 39 who broke up with her boyfriend or husband at least six months ago, but who is struggling to get over him, for a case study feature. Maybe she’s moved house to escape the memories of her ex? Or she’s cut tiesRead more →

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