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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 and Psychological Therapies

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Clinical Training Institute

    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.

  • Clinical Placement

    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.

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News from The Awareness Centre

  • 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 →

  • 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 →

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    Four ways therapy can move your life forward

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  • Why therapy is an investment in yourself

    Why therapy is an investment in yourself

    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 →