Meet the Faculty

The Awareness Centre Training School attracts exceptional tutors and supervisors at the forefront of the mental health field. Our tutors are experienced in teaching many approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, including Gestalt, Existential, Object Relations, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal and Transactional Analysis. They specialise in working with a range of issues, including Addiction, Bereavement, Dreams and Risk. Our visiting Psychiatrists teach our students to understand diagnosis and medication to support their clinical work with clients. And our team of Course Supervisors have been carefully selected to support our Diploma students on their training journey to integrate counselling skills and theory into their practice and learn how to understand their own processing in counselling.

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Our tutors, supervisors and students are supported by our management team, working behind the scenes to help us all to co-create a school of excellence and deliver an outstanding learning experience for our trainee counsellors.

To find out more about us click on the profiles below

Training School Team

Michaela McCarthy

Michaela McCarthy – Managing Director

Karen Dempsey The Awareness Centre

Karen Dempsey – Faculty Lead and Tutor

Yasmin Kermali

Yasmin Kermali – Operations Lead

Michelle Pereira

Michelle Pereira – Training School Coordinator

Karla Puertas Acosta

Karla Puertas – Training School Administrator

The Tutors


Course Supervisors

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