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Counselling support
seven days a week.

Helping you fit therapy into your life.

Welcome to The Awareness Centre, a counselling centre in Clapham SW4, offering talking therapies tailored just for you.

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 counsellingpsychotherapy and psychology on a short-term and open-ended basis to individuals, couples and families.

Got a busy schedule?

We’re open seven days a week, with early appointments from 7am and latest sessions at 9pm.

On a tight budget?

We offer counselling at low cost if you’re on benefits or a modest income.

Not sure which therapy’s right for you?

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.

Our specialist counselling services include addictionanger managementbereavementchildren and adolescentscouplesLGBTmultilingual and sex & relationships. We also offer personal development workshops.

Appointments available seven days a week – helping you fit therapy into your life.

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Our Therapy Services

What our clients say

FAQs

  • I think I need counselling. Where do I start?

    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, you have two options. You can call our reception team on 020 8673 4545 and they will point you in the right direction. Alternatively, you can book a no-obligation, 30-minute free counselling session to help you understand what counselling is all about – and to help find the right therapist for you.

  • Do I need a GP referral to make an appointment with a counsellor?

    If you are seeking private therapy then no, you won’t need to speak to your GP first. If you’re coming to counselling through private healthcare then yes, you will need a GP referral first.

  • What happens during a counselling session?

    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.

  • How much do sessions cost?

    Within our low-cost counselling service, sessions start at £15 per 50-minute session if you’re on benefits, or £30 if you’re on a low income. Fees for our private therapists range from £50 to £130.

Forthcoming Courses and Workshops

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.

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Our Directors

  • Michaela McCarthy

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

  • Kelly Garrett

    Kelly Garrett is the Clinical Director of The Awareness Centre. She is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Relationship Therapist and Clinical Supervisor and a certified Coach.

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