NHS Counselling Service

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

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

Counselling at GP surgeries in Wandsworth

To be referred to see an NHS counsellor, please make an appointment to see your GP or call Talk Wandsworth on 0203 513 6264. There is no fee for this service, and you will be offered up to 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.

When referring yourself for NHS counselling, you will initially be assessed on the phone by Talk Wandsworth before being allocated to a counsellor. The team will also gain your consent to contact your GP, who will receive some statistical information regarding the outcome of your counselling. In accordance with BACP ethical guidelines, confidentiality will be broken if there is risk of harm to yourself of others.

Our clinical practitioners can offer support for a wide range of issues, and use a number of approaches to therapy.

`Talking therapy has changed my life, helping me much more than I thought it could. I would encourage anyone who is considering counselling to go for it.`

L.B., SW11

Our NHS Wandsworth Therapy Services

We also offer Addiction Counselling, Anger Management Therapy, Bereavement CounsellingLGBT Counselling and Multilingual Counselling within the NHS Counselling Service.

NHS Clinical Team

NHS Counsellors

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

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.

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What people say

I am so grateful to have found The Awareness Centre, it has helped through some tough times and the support of my counsellor has allowed me to regain confidence in myself and life. I would recommend if anyone feels they need to talk through anything, here is definitely the place to do so. Thank you.

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