If you’re taking the step to reach out for support, we can help you find the therapist that’s right for you. We have a team of more than 100 experienced, qualified and accredited therapists, offering counselling, psychotherapy and psychology, in more than 25 languages, on a short-term and open-ended basis to individuals, couples and families.
We’re open seven days a week, with early appointments from 7am and latest sessions at 9pm.
We offer counselling at low cost if you’re on benefits or a modest income.
Just call 020 8673 4545 and our friendly reception team will help find you the right match. You don’t need a GP referral if you’re looking for a private therapist. We are also a private healthcare provider.
The first step is to find a therapist you can work with. If you’d like to make a start, check out our team of therapists to see which one appeals to you, and has the experience and expertise for the issues you’re bringing to therapy.
If you’d like more guidance, please call our reception team on 020 8673 4545 and they will point you in the right direction.
In your first session your therapist will take you through an initial assessment, which will be a series of questions to get to know you and the issues you’re bringing to therapy. Your counsellor will also want to find out about your current health and wellbeing, as well as issues and patterns from your past that you may want to work through. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about how therapy will work.
Counselling is a talking therapy, so you do the talking and your therapist does the listening, questioning and reflecting. Therapy offers a safe, confidential space each week for you to feel heard and understood, to gain new perspective on difficulties in your life, and build a stronger sense of self.
The Awareness Centre runs a varied programme of part time personal development workshops and courses, offering the opportunity for personal growth and discovery and to develop expertise.
Michaela McCarthy is the Managing Director of TAC. She is a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist, Addictions Specialist, Trainer and Clinical Supervisor.
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