Counselling, Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology at HMP Brixton provided by The Awareness Centre
The Awareness Centre is contracted by Care UK to provide counselling to inmates at HMP Brixton. We work with a multi-disciplinary mental health team.
Counselling at HMP Brixton
To be referred to see a counsellor within HMP Brixton, inmates will complete an applicaton form and/or speak to their wing nurse within the prison. A senior counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist will provide a comprehensive clinical assessment, known as a triage, and will also provide a risk assessment. Inmates will be referred to see a counsellor for either;
Step 1 – six weekly sessions
Step 2 – twelve weekly sessions
Step 3 plus – eighteen weekly sessions
Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Counselling sessions are confidential and free of charge. Our therapists can offer support for a wide range of issues, and use a number of approaches to therapy.