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 more than 150 experienced, qualified and accredited therapists, offering counselling, psychotherapy and psychology, in more than 25 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 in Clapham, and some therapists work from other consulting rooms in South London, including Balham, Battersea, London Bridge, Pimlico, Mitcham, Streatham, Southfields, Twickenham, West Norwood and Wimbledon.
The Awareness Centre is open seven days a week, with early appointments from 7am and latest sessions at 9pm.
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.
Just call 020 8673 4545 and our friendly reception team will help find you the right match. 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 addiction, anger management, bereavement, children and adolescents, couples, eating disorders, LGBT and sex & relationships. We also offer personal development workshops.
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.
In your first session your therapist will take you through an initial assessment, which will be a series of questions to get to know you and the issues you’re bringing to therapy. Your counsellor will also want to find out about your current health and wellbeing, as well as issues and patterns from your past that you may want to work through. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about how therapy will work.
Counselling is a talking therapy, so you do the talking and your therapist does the listening, questioning and reflecting. Therapy offers a safe, confidential space each week for you to feel heard and understood, to gain new perspective on difficulties in your life, and build a stronger sense of self.
The Awareness Centre runs a varied programme of part time personal development and professional workshops and courses, offering the opportunity for personal growth and discovery and to develop expertise.
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