Wandsworth Counselling Services

NHS Counselling, Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology in Wandsworth

Get counselling and therapy in Wandsworth for free on the NHS through The Awareness Centre. Our NHS therapists can help you work through a number of issues, from anxiety and bereavement to depression to addiction, and you can get appointments at times that best suit your schedule. Self-refer or get a referral from your GP now for our Wandsworth counselling service.

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

NHS Counselling Services at GP Surgeries in Wandsworth

The Awareness Centre is contracted 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. We are currently offering all counselling sessions face to face, online and by telephone.

To find out more about our Wandsworth counselling service and how to book an appointment, go to the Talk Wandsworth website or contact the team.

NHS Clinical Team

We have an experienced clinical team working as our Wandsworth Team Leaders, each with backgrounds in therapy and various specialisms.

Meet our NHS Wandsworth Team Leaders

Amy Sharpe

Amy is a qualified integrative counsellor and works in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham. In addition to her private practice, she also works as a clinical assessor for the Low-Cost Counselling Service at The Awareness Centre. Amy is registered with the BACP and adheres to their ethical framework.

Amy has experience in working with anxiety, depression, relationships, shame, guilt, loss & life transitions. She also has an interest in working with the somatic symptoms of these issues.

Gunilla Rukavina

Gunilla studied a BSc in Applied Psychology before completing her MA studies in Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and a registered member of the BACP.

She possesses diverse counselling experiences having worked at RKBC Hestia, The Low Cost service of TAC and the NHS Service of Wandsworth.

Gunilla Rukavina

Rose Thomas

Rose is a qualified therapist who is currently continuing further study to work towards a degree in counselling. She has previously been an associate lecturer; teaching counselling in a local college which she found very rewarding. Rose is now a Counselling Team Leader for NHS Wandsworth.

Rose has experience working in a private addiction rehabilitation centre, community substance misuse service, housing association and MIND. She has worked with different types of addictions and various mental health and life problems.

NHS Counsellors Wandsworth

If you choose NHS self-referral counselling in Wandsworth, you will have access to a number of experienced therapists who are able to provide the support that you need. Click below to learn more about our therapists and counsellors across different key areas.

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.

How can I get referred for the Wandsworth counselling service?

To be referred to counselling in Wandsworth with the NHS, please make an appointment to see your GP or call Talk Wandsworth on 020 3513 6264. There is no fee for this service, and you will be offered between 6 and 12 sessions.

How long will my Wandsworth counselling sessions take?

We can provide weekly 50-minute confidential counselling sessions during GP opening hours Monday to Friday. Some Saturday morning appointments are also available.

How do I make sure the Wandsworth counselling service is right for me?

If you are registered with a GP in Wandsworth, you will have access to Wandsworth counselling with the NHS. When you are referred by your GP or do a self-referral, you will be assigned a counsellor depending on your specific concerns or needs. Our NHS therapists and counsellors have a variety of specialisms, so whatever you are struggling with we will be able to provide personalised help for you.

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