Welcome to The Awareness Centre in London

If you’re taking the step to reach out for support, The Awareness Centre (TAC) can help you find the therapist that’s right for you. TAC has a team of over 300 therapists offering confidential counsellingpsychotherapy and psychology, in more than 30 languages, on a short-term and open-ended basis to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of individuals, couples and families.

All TAC’s counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists work from The Awareness Centre branches in Clapham and in Tooting, and some therapists work from other consulting rooms across London.

TAKE A POSITIVE STEP TODAY. CONTACT OUR RECEPTION TEAM

Call us on 020 8673 4545 or book an appointment online.

Our Specialist Therapy Services

Which therapy’s right for you?

If you feel you need support but are uncertain as to how counselling might help you, what it involves and how to get started just call 020 8673 4545 and one of our friendly reception team can answer your questions and help find you the right therapist for you. You don’t need a GP referral if you’re looking for a private therapist. The Awareness Centre is also a private healthcare provider.

Our specialist counselling services include addictionanger managementbereavementchildren and adolescentscouples, eating disorders, family therapyLGBTQ+ and sex & relationships. We also offer personal development workshops.

I think I need counselling. Where do I start?
How do I book an appointment?
Can I speak to my therapist first?
What type of therapy do I need?
What if I can’t make a session?
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, please call our reception team on 020 8673 4545 and they will point you in the right direction.

How do I book an appointment?

To book an appointment you can either call us on 020 8673 4545 or complete the online booking form and one of our reception team will get back to you.

Can I speak to my therapist first?

Once you’re booked in for an appointment, your therapist will call to confirm day and time, check any details, and to answer any practical questions you might have. Your counsellor won’t be able to provide a therapy session on the phone before you start, however. You’ll be able to talk about your issues during your first session.

What type of therapy do I need?

All therapy works through the relationship you have with your therapist, which offers you the opportunity to work through your issues and try out new ways of thinking, feeling and being.

Counselling is short-term, therapy that will typically last between 6 and 15 sessions. It helps you identify coping strategies for an issue in your life, and ways to work through it. It offers a space that is warm, empathic and non-judgemental.

Psychotherapy is longer-term, open-ended therapy that allows you the time and space to delve deeper into the issues affecting your life. It can help you identify unhelpful patterns and behaviours that often have roots in childhood, and it can help you work towards healing your deepest wounds.

Psychology is the science of the mind and behaviour. Clinical psychologist will diagnose and treat psychological and mental health problems. Counselling psychologists will also integrate the emotional and therapeutic aspects of psychology.

Our experienced reception team will help you find a match for your needs, your schedule, your budget and your aspirations.

What if I can’t make a session?

If you cannot make a session, you will need to contact your therapist directly and inform them. Therapists have different terms and conditions in regards to their practice and missed sessions or cancellations and often there is a charge incurred with missed appointments.

Busy schedule?

The Awareness Centre is open seven days a week, with early appointments from 7am and latest sessions at 9pm.

On a tight budget?

TAC also offers affordable ways of accessing counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology through our low cost service, if you are on benefits or a low income.

Michaela McCarthy

Michaela McCarthy

Michaela McCarthy is the Managing Director of TAC. She is a qualified and accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist and Addictions Specialist with more than 20 years’ experience.

Do you have a burning question about life, love or work? Is there something niggling away at you that you don’t know how to deal with? Whatever your question, however trifling or overwhelming it might seem, Michaela will be able to help.

Talking Therapy

Our Private Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists are accredited with one or more of the following professional bodies:

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