Therapists from The Awareness Centre, led by Managing Director Michaela McCarthy, can help with media requests from print, online, radio and TV.

We can offer:

  • Comments from the perspective of experienced psychotherapists
  • Psychological insight into issues of the day
  • Opinion pieces
  • ‘How to’ articles
  • Input into panel discussions
  • Contributions to broadcast media

The Awareness Centre in the media

Mental Health Today

CBT vs counselling: what’s next for the mental health of the UK?

The BACP have warned that counselling could be removed from the NICE Guidelines for Depression, leaving NHS patients only access to CBT. Michaela McCarthy discusses what this could mean for the mental health of the UK.

Mental Health Today – Read the article

10 Ways to Read About Bad News Without Despairing

In the light of recent tragic events, Michaela McCarthy explains how to avoid feelings of desperation and anxiety when keeping informed and up to date with the latest news.

Harpers Bazaar – Read the article

BACP Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

Right Placement, Right Time

Karen Dempsey explains how The Awareness Centre overcomes the challenges of working with more than 70 placement therapists deliver a successful counselling service, alongside IAPT. This article first appeared in the January 2017 issue of Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, published by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy©.

BACP Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal – Read the article

Families Magazine

Supporting your child’s social anxiety

If your child is struggling with social skills, or is finding it hard to fit in, there are several ways that you as a parent can offer support and encouragement

Families South West Magazine – Read the article

Glamour Magazine

Anxiety: What you need to know

In a bid to continue raising awareness of anxiety, we’ve spoke with Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Michaela McCarthy of The Awareness Centre, to find out what we should know.