London’s Leading Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Psychosexual & Relationship Counselling and mental health services within our NHS, Private and Low Cost Therapy departments at TAC

Welcome to The Awareness Centre (TAC), a leading mental health centre offering a range of counselling, psychotherapy, psychosexual & relationship and psychology therapy services within our NHS, Private and Low Cost departments. With over 300 therapists specialising in working with different issues and our ability to provide therapy in over 30 languages, we are sure you will find the right therapist to help you. We work with individuals, couples and families, supporting adults, children and adolescents.

The Awareness Centre

Book an appointment for counselling services at our mental health clinic, and make a positive change

For other enquiries, please call 020 8673 4545

Our private counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling psychologists are all
accredited with one or more of the following professional bodies:

Which Services are Right for Me at TAC’s Mental Health Clinic?

TAC offers a wide range of specialist counselling services. You have the option to choose private, low cost or NHS therapy, depending on your needs and budget. If you feel you need support but are unsure how counselling might help or how to get started, our team is always happy to discuss the process with you and direct you to the right service that will be most beneficial to you.

Which therapist is right for me?

If you are interested and want to explore the process of counselling, please call our professional front of house team to make an appointment to see one of our therapists. Our team will be able to direct you to the appropriate therapist so you can discuss your issues and develop as a person. We work with adults, children, and adolescents.

You do not need a GP referral to see a therapist in our private and low cost counselling departments, and we do not hold a waiting list. If you want to see a therapist within one of our NHS counselling services, you can either be referred by your GP or self-refer. There is a short waiting list to see one of our therapists within these services.

We believe the therapeutic relationship between you and your counsellor is the most important part of therapy, because you develop a trusting relationship to support your wellbeing.

Mental Health Services That Help You Change and Grow

Busy schedule?

The Awareness Centre is open seven days a week, with early appointments from 7am and latest sessions at 9pm. Book an appointment at a time that works for you.

On a tight budget?

TAC offers affordable ways of accessing counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology. If you are on benefits or a low income, choose our low-cost service.

Unsure about what you need?

Our specialists are always on hand to assist you in deciding what therapy is right for you. We’ll talk to you about what you’re experiencing and help you take the right step forward.

Visit Our Wimpole Street Private Practice

The Awareness Centre runs a private practice from Wimpole Street in Marylebone. You will receive support for a range of issues through counselling, psychotherapy, and psychosexual and relationship therapy. Our practice is headed up by our Managing Director, Michaela McCarthy, and Associate therapists.


I have previously worked with a few different counsellors at various stages in my life and Emma is the counsellor that I have worked with most consistently. I feel comfortable and supported and we have discussed realistic options for what the sessions will achieve. Emma is compassionate and insightful. Moreover, I appreciate the different approaches she incorporates into our sessions, whether it be Mindfulness-based techniques or ACT. My experience in the sessions with Emma has been evolving based on the use of different approaches and she helps me feel confident in challenging my perspectives and opening out how I think about some things in my life.

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Book an appointment with one of our specialists today and make a positive change in your life

For other enquiries, please call 020 8673 4545

Treating Anxiety with Counselling at our Mental Health Clinic

More than three million people in the UK have an anxiety disorder, and TAC’s therapists are working hard to help as many people as possible to manage their anxiety better.

Having anxiety can impact your health, happiness and day-to-day life. You may feel fearful, overwhelmed or isolated. The good news is that there are some simple steps you can take to start feeling better right now. Watch the video below to learn more about treating anxiety, or get in touch with our team today for more information.

I found my time at The Awareness Centre quite revealing and so helpful in the long run. Philippa was so approachable, understanding and I felt a shift in my behaviour very quickly within a number of sessions. Where I have previously failed to make improvements or facilitate change with various different counsellors, I immediately felt able to express myself and voice my honest concerns. The environment was friendly and accessible, where before I’ve often found talking about problems clinical or forced. I’m really grateful for the sessions and the way they have enabled me to cope better with my issues, in particular anxiety.


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Take a look at some of our recent blog posts, covering topics from post-lockdown anxiety to our therapy training services.

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Hire a therapy room

Are you a therapist keen to grow your private practice and receive more referrals? Hire a therapy room at The Awareness Centre (TAC) and we’ll refer clients into your current practice.

TAC Training school

The Awareness Centre (TAC) Training School offers a centre of excellence for counselling training and continuing professional development (CPD) for therapists, based at The Awareness Centre in Clapham SW4.

Counselling placement

Are you looking for a voluntary therapist role in a counselling placement that challenges you as much as it supports you? The Awareness Centre runs one of the biggest voluntary counselling placements in London.