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.
TAC provides NHS counselling to GP surgeries in Lambeth and to HMP Brixton Prison, working in partnership with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). We also offer free, low cost and private counselling/psychotherapy at The Awareness Centre and we are a private health care provider.
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.
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.
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.
The Awareness Centre offers a CPD Seminar Programme and a wide range of training and workshops for therapists wanting to develop their expertise and skills in their clinical practice.
TAC works in partnership with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) in Lambeth and offers short and long term clinical placements.
The Awareness Centre (TAC) has refurbished its suite of 10 counselling rooms to offer a more luxurious and comfortable experience for therapists and their clients. The refurb is part of TAC’s aim to offer a high-end clinical centre of excellence in South London. TAC is now focused solely on talking therapies, and has rooms availableRead more →
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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When you make an investment – of time, energy or money – you want it to grow and bring greater returns to your life. You want to feel that all your efforts have been worthwhile. It’s the same with therapy. Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist every week is an investment of your time and emotions.Read more →