The Awareness Centre has a team of experienced and accredited practitioners who provide clinical supervision. Our supervisors have trained in many different approaches of counselling, psychotherapy, psychology and psychosexual and relationship therapy and specialise working with various issues. All of our supervisors offer individual and group supervision to students and qualified therapists as well as supervision of supervision.

We also provide supervision within voluntary and/or private sector organisations supporting teams of counsellors, psychotherapists, key workers, housing workers, project workers, social workers, nurses and more.  If you are interesting in this service then either Kelly or Michaela will come along and meet with the head of service to discuss a supervision package for you.


Individual £65-90 per hour
Group £50 per supervisee (4 supervisees in a group)
Organisations £90 per hour
Skype sessions available.

To make an appointment to see one of our clinical supervisors, please call the reception team on 020 8673 4545 or email We are open seven days a week.

 What people say

A clinical placement at The Awareness Centre is not for the faint hearted! However, if you wish to embark on an exciting journey to develop your skills, knowledge and experience, this is the place for you. Just six weeks in and I am up and running with a full case load; the range of clients and presenting issues provide a wealth of learning opportunities to hone your skills and gain confidence in your creative abilities as a counsellor / therapist. Weekly group supervision with Michaela McCarthy is equally challenging and rewarding. In an atmosphere of dynamic and intellectual case discussion, Michaela’s authentic guidance, coupled with a no-holds-barred approach ensures valuable support and learning. This is enhanced by the multi-…
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Clinical Supervisors

  • Kelly Garrett

    Kelly GarrettKelly Garrett, Clinical Director of The Awareness Centre, is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Relationship & Couples Therapist and a Clinical Supervisor. She holds a Masters of Arts in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling and postgraduate diplomas in Clinical Supervision and Group Therapy as well as extensive training working with couples. She is UKCP Accred. (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and MBACP (Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

    Kelly has been in private practice in 2004 and has extensive experience of working with a broad range of issues and specialises in working with depression, anxiety, sexuality and couples therapy. She is also a certified Coach and has extensive experience working in corporate environments. Although Existential & Gestalt thought underpins her practice, Kelly’s interests include a psychodynamic approach with particular interest in the work of John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory.

    Kelly has a wide range of experience supervising practitioners both individually and in a group employing an integrative approach. Her overall belief is to support the practitioner by providing a regular space for the supervisee to reflect on the content and process of their work and develop an understanding of their skills and development needs.

    She currently supervises five groups of placements therapists at The Awareness Centre supporting them with open-ended and NHS brief counselling. Kelly recognises the importance of a consistent and vibrant supervision relationship and its potential to contribute to effective, safe practice, successful outcomes and professional development.   Although clinical supervision is primarily about the professional self, Kelly still works in the knowledge that we are relational beings: the connections we have and the feedback we get can help us find the meaning of our experience. This alone can be very helpful to a fellow professional in enriching the work they do.

    Kelly is also fluent in Spanish and Turkish and offers both psychotherapy and supervision in these languages.

  • Michaela McCarthy

    Michaela McCarthyMichaela McCarthy is the Managing Director of The Awareness Centre. She is a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, Addictions Specialist, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer.

    She is MBACP Snr. Accred. (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), FDAP Accredited (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) and UKRCP Registered (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists). Michaela is a member of COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapy) and a member of AHPP Association for Humanistic Psychology.

    Michaela has been working in private practice since 1998 and has been providing clinical supervision to therapists since 2000. She has also provided supervision within many different organisations; Faces in Focus specialising in working with young people/adults (13-25 years old), The Everyman Project specialising in working with men who have issues with their angry, violent and abusive behaviours, The Awareness Centre Twelve Step Addiction Programme, The NHS Counselling Service in Lambeth and with practitioners working in private practice.

    Michaela currently offers individual and group supervision to therapists either working with individuals, couples and/or groups. She also provides clinical supervision within organisations supporting their therapists and management team. Michaela has experience of working with short and long term clinical cases.

    Michaela describes herself as an integrative practitioner and has trained in many different approaches in counselling and psychotherapy. Her training has been in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existentialism, Gestalt, Object Relations, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis and she has a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Michaela’s approach in supervision is to create a safe and confidential space for the supervisee/s to explore client issues and the clinical relationship between client and therapist.

    Michaela’s focus during supervision is to work with clinical assessment, risk assessment, contracts, fee structure (if any), formulations and treatment plans, the relational process, relating theory to practice, the development of the supervisee enabling the supervisee to be more experiential during sessions, as well as, looking at transference issues (parallel process and/or objective identification). Michaela will write reports for training and accreditation.

    Michaela has experience of working with many issues. To read more please click here.

    Agreements will be issued to organisations after we meet to discuss what your service wants in relation to supervision and team management.

    To download the Supervision Contract please click here

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