We’re really pleased to announce that The Awareness Centre has been awarded a contract by the NHS to provide counselling services in Lambeth over the next three years. We are contracted by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) – which provides one of the the best services in London – to provide counselling and psychological therapies. This is part of an integrated counselling and psychological therapies service, demonstrating that a range of therapeutic approaches and providers can work in partnership, and is part of the national IAPT initiative, which integrates services to provide a range of approved therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling and other Psychological Therapies.
We’ll be delivering counselling and psychotherapy services to support GPs in Lambeth to provide a much-needed primary care service to manage common mental health problems, such as stress, anxiety, depression and addiction. SLaM NHS will provide a range of CBT and guided self-help.
We also have a couple of other exciting developments lined up for 2013: we’re opening a new Psychosexual and Relationship Clinic for individuals and couples in January 2013; and an Addiction Clinic in April 2013 which will provide individual and group therapy.