HMP Brixton

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.

Confidentiality and Ethics

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 difference and diversity in culture, age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, physical ability, religious beliefs and spirituality.

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