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, 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 is the Managing Director of The Awareness Centre. She is a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, Addictions Specialist, Trainer and Clinical Supervisor.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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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 →
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Early bird or night owl, these days you can pretty much have a counselling session when it suits you. Counselling centres like ours offer early appointments from 7am, and the latest ones start at 9pm. You can even schedule in a session at weekends. Living a busy life, you need your therapy to facilitate yourRead more →