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) to provide counselling to patients registered at GP surgeries in Lambeth, by the South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) to provide counselling to patients registered at GP surgeries in Wandsworth and Sutton.

Our therapists offer support for a wide range of issues and use a number of approaches to therapy. We offer face to face, online and telephone counselling within Lambeth, Wandsworth and Sutton.

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

What Specialist Therapy Services are Covered Under the NHS?

Our specialists are able to provide support for a number of key issues, from anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationships, and stress. If you would like to find out more about our NHS counselling services please visit the individual London Borough page.

NHS Clinical Team Leaders

The Awareness Centre is contracted by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) to provide counselling to patients registered at GP surgeries in Lambeth, and by the South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) to provide counselling to patients registered at GP surgeries in Wandsworth and in Sutton.

Find out more about our NHS team leaders here.

Amy Shapre

Amy Sharpe – NHS Team Leader Wandsworth

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Anders Carvalho – NHS Team Leader Lambeth

MinooBriscoe NHS Counselling Services

Minoo Briscoe – NHS Team Leader Sutton

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Oriana Scalzulli – NHS Team Leader Lambeth

Tom Underwood

Tom Underwood – NHS Team Leader Wandsworth

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Venaifa D’costa – NHS Team Leader Lambeth

Our NHS Counselling and Psychotherapy Specialists

At The Awareness Centre, we work with a number of NHS therapists who are currently in training or working towards a qualification. They will specialise in a variety of different areas, from counselling to psychotherapy. Whatever your issue or concern, we can help you get an NHS counselling or therapy referral to help you work through it and discover a healthier, happier you.

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All our counsellors abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and The Awareness Centre has BACP Organisational Membership. Our counsellors appreciate and respect differences and diversity in culture, age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, physical ability, religious beliefs and spirituality.

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NHS Therapy Services: FAQs

What is an NHS counselling or therapy referral?

To be referred to see an NHS counsellor, you will need to first make an appointment to see your GP. Following this you will be offered a number of sessions depending on your key concern. You can also refer yourself for NHS counselling. This will involve an initial assessment over the phone before you are allocated to a specific counsellor. Whether you contact our Lambeth, Wandsworth or Sutton teams, you will need to provide consent for your counsellor to contact your GP, who will receive some statistical information regarding the outcome of your counselling.

What is the difference between private counselling and NHS counselling services?

Most of our NHS counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling psychologists are either in training, working towards qualification or accreditation. On the other hand, our private therapists are fully qualified with years of training and practice behind them in a variety of specialist areas. If you feel you would be more suited to private therapy, there are a number of options for you at TAC.

What will happen after my NHS counselling referral?

This will depend on whether you refer yourself for NHS counselling or your GP refers you.

After your NHS counselling or therapy referral from your GP, you will be allocated a specialist and have the opportunity to speak with them about the kinds of services you think you require, or the problems you are facing, at an initial assessment. If you are self-referred, you will speak to a professional over the phone about your issues before being allocated a therapist. In both cases you will be able to define a timeline for your sessions and coordinate a plan with your dedicated NHS counsellor or therapist.