The Awareness Centre provides counselling, psychotherapy, psychology and psychosexual and relationship therapy. We work with individuals, couples, families and groups. All our therapists offer face to face sessions and our private therapists also offer Skype and telephone sessions.

Based in Clapham, we offer a free counselling consultation for people looking to explore therapy. We also provide short term NHS counselling to clients/patients who are registered with a GP surgery in Lambeth or an inmate within HMP Brixton and we work in partnership with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (Slam). All NHS counselling is provided at your GP surgery. To be referred to see an NHS counsellor please make an appointment to see your GP or call Lambeth Psychological Therapies on 020 3228 6747. There is no fee for this service and you can have between 6 – 12 sessions. To be referred to see a counsellor within HMP Brixton please speak to a member of the healthcare team within the prison.

We provide a Low Cost Counselling Service (LCCS) at The Awareness Centre for clients/patients who are registered and receiving most benefits, including working tax credit, registered disabled, pensioners and students. However, you must show proof that you are registered and/or receiving a benefit. The fee for this service is £15. This service is also available to clients on a low income and the fee for this service is £30. You will be able to work either short or long term with your therapist.

We also provide private Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy to clients/patients and this can be a short or long term process. The Awareness Centre is a private health care provider for Aviva, AXA PPP, BUPA, BUPA International, Cigna, Pru-Health, Simply Health and WPA, click here for further details.

The Awareness Centre provides a Multilingual Counselling Service. We currently provide counselling and psychotherapy in the following languages; Afrikaans, Bahasa Malaysia, BulgarianEnglishFrenchGermanGreekHebrewHungarianItalianLithuanianPolish,
Portuguese, Punjabi, RussianSpanish, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Yoruba.

TAC also offers a LGBT Counselling Service which can support people coming to terms with their sexuality, facing discrimination, victimisation or homophobic attitudes. At The Awareness Centre, we understand the possible challenges of being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LBGT) and offer a safe and non-judgemental environment in which you can explore these issues.

In addition, we offer a Child and Adolescent Counselling Service, helping young people explore concerns that may be causing problems in their social, emotional or cognitive development. The therapeutic process gives them the opportunity to express difficult or confused feelings in a safe environment with clear boundaries.

Our clinical practitioners are either registered with BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), BPS (British Psychological Society), COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists), FDAP (The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals) UKCP (The UK Council for Psychotherapy ), UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors/Psychotherapists) or AHPP (UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners). Our Counsellors appreciate and respect difference and diversity in culture, age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, physical ability and spirituality.

Our clinical practitioners can offer support for a wide range of issues and use a number of approaches to therapy.

To make an appointment to see one of our therapists then please contact our Counselling Administrator, either by phone on 020 8673 4545 or via email on

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What people say

Just over 2 years ago, I had an inkling that I was struggling emotionally when my GP referred me (and my actively comforting death-wish) to TAC, and to the rather revelatory Caz Binstead. I’ve been working with Caz once a week ever since and, put in very simple terms, she’s given me the secure space to try out being my emotional self (initially, having come to realise that I had one at all) and, ultimately, the beginnings of a deep bedrock of understanding from which to let my whole self fly. …
Anon. (female), 45 years