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The Awareness Centre is a Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre, in Clapham, South West London. We also provide coaching and run courses and workshops for both clients and therapists.

The Awareness Centre is one of the largest clinical institutes in London and we provide counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, psychosexual and relationship therapy, psychiatry, coaching and speech and language therapy. 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.

We accept self-referrals and referrals from community learning difficulties teams for both children and adults, mental health teams, probation service teams, substance misuse teams, GP’s, Nurses, Psychiatrists, and other professionals. We are also private health care provider.

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  • Counselling, Psychotherapy & Psychology

    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.

  • 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. Some of the psychologists work at TAC.

  • Coaching

    Are you are aware of difficulties with your work life balance? Do you have concerns about burn out, stress and anxiety? Do you have fears about the future and uncertainties ahead? If you would like to discover more about coaching, try a one off free discovery session.

  • 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.

  • Complementary Therapy Training

    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

  • 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.

  • Couples Counselling

    Are you experiencing difficulty in your relationship and would like to understand why this has happened? Couples counselling (also known as marraige or relationship counselling) gives partners the opportunity to talk and listen to one another openly and effectively.

  • Speech & Language Clinic

    The Speech and Language Clinic provides high-quality, client-focussed assessment and treatment to children and young people with any difficulties affecting language, speech (articulation), voice or fluency (stammering).

  • Personal Development

    The Awareness Centre runs a varied programme of part time self-development workshops and courses for clients both on weekdays and weekends, offering both the opportunity for personal growth and discovery and also the opportunity to meet like minded people.

  • 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.
  • Clinical Workshops & Courses

    The Awareness Centre offers a wide range of training, courses and workshops for therapists wanting to extend and develop their expertise and skills in their clinical practice.

  • Clinical Placement (Internship)

    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.

Forthcoming Courses and Workshops

Training Institute

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News from The Awareness Centre

  • Two exciting part-time posts available at The Awareness Centre

    Two exciting part-time posts available at The Awareness Centre

    Would you like to work at The Awareness Centre? We currently have two exciting part-time posts available at our busy practice in Clapham, SW4. Practice Manager: We are seeking a professional, well organised and dynamic, UKCP, BACP or BPS accredited clinical Practice Manager. Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and a solid understanding of counselling and psychotherapy? DoRead more →

  • What scares one-to-one therapists most about training in couples counselling?

    What scares one-to-one therapists most about training in couples counselling?

    When it comes to training in couples counselling, it’s the C word that holds the biggest fear for one-to-one therapists: Conflict. Therapists who see individuals work with the story and perspective of that one person. With couples counselling, there are two stories to take into account. Therapists can feel anxiety about the conflict that canRead more →

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  • Life Coaching: Free Discovery Session with Dr Caroline Hough

    Life Coaching: Free Discovery Session with Dr Caroline Hough

    Investing in yourself by seeking coaching is one of the best investments you will make and will provide significant long term benefits. By seeking coaching you will be taking steps to unlock your full potential and will see life through the lens of bigger and more exciting possibilities for the future. Many of us areRead more →

  • Personal development: joining the dots between past, present and future

    Personal development: joining the dots between past, present and future

    “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the differenceRead more →

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