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.

The Awareness centre Training School
The Awareness Centre Training School

TAC Training School’s Team

Meet our management team, tutors, and supervisors dedicated to supporting our students in enjoying their learning experience and achieving success in their training.

To find out more about us click on the profiles below

The Management 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

The Tutors

Amy Launder

Amy Launder – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy

Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Eleni Henderson

Eleni Henderson – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Windy Dryden

Prof. Windy Dryden – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Bonny Allyson

Bonny Allyson – Lead Foundation Tutor/ Diploma Tutor

Mirek Polanowski

Mirek Polanowski – Diploma Tutor

Jeremy OSullivan

Jeremy O’Sullivan – Diploma Tutor

Steve Henfrey

Steve Henfrey – Diploma Tutor

Ash Charlton

Ash Charlton – CPD Facilitator

Femida Hirji

Femida Hirji – CPD Facilitator

Ben Dustin

Ben Dustin – Diploma Tutor

Sam Hughes

Sam Hughes – Diploma Tutor

Patrizia Vadalà

Patrizia Vadalà – Lead Foundation Tutor/ Diploma Tutor

Dr Susie Orbach

Dr Susie Orbach – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Karen Dempsey The Awareness Centre

Karen Dempsey – Faculty Lead and Tutor

Elizabeth Betts

Elizabeth Betts – Lead Diploma Tutor

Dr Catherine Wilson

Dr Catherine Wilson – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Domenica Stilwell

Domenica Stilwell – Diploma Tutor

Natalie Kennedy

Natalie Kennedy – Visiting Diploma Tutor

Helen Sutton

Helen Sutton – Lead Diploma Tutor

Emma Leonce

Emma Leonce – Leader Diploma Tutor

Course Supervisors

Philippa Madden

Philippa Madden – Course Supervisor

Yesim Aslam

Yesim Aslam – Course Supervisor

Ewa Romanowska

Ewa Romanowska – Course Supervisor