NHS Therapy Services

NHS Counselling, Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology provided by The Awareness Centre

The Awareness Centre is contracted by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and NHS England to provide counselling to patients registered at GP surgeries in Lambeth, and to inmates at HMP Brixton. Our therapists offer support for a wide range of issues and use a number of approaches to therapy.

Make an Appointment

To be referred to see an NHS counsellor, please make an appointment to see your GP or call Lambeth Talking Therapies on 0203 228 6747. There is no fee for this service, and you will be offered 6 -12 sessions. We provide weekly 50 minute confidential counselling sessions during GP opening hours Monday to Friday. Some Saturday and Sunday morning appointments are also available. For further details please view the self referral brochure.

To be referred to see a counsellor within HMP Brixton, please speak to a member of the healthcare team within the prison. Weekly 50 minute appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Counselling sessions are confidential, free of charge, and run for six sessions.

'I’ve found that talking therapy has helped to remedy my issues rather than numbing them. It’s given me coping mechanisms for life and I feel so much stronger. Finding the right therapist is an opportunity to give yourself a gift. Therapy gives you the ability to see clearly rather than being in the thick of something you don’t understand or can’t overcome.'

A.D, London

Our NHS counsellors and psychotherapists are registered with one or more of the following professional bodies:

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What people say

I have a found the experience with my counsellor Steve very rewarding and a life-changing experience. He has helped me change my life around, helping me to deal with things as far back as childhood. I am now 54. I will always be so grateful to this gentleman for my new life. 
Susan, London

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