Child counselling services

What is Child and Adolescent Counselling?

Child and adolescent counselling helps children or young people explore any concerns that may be causing problems in their social, emotional or cognitive development. The therapeutic process gives them the opportunity to express difficult or confused feelings in a safe environment with clear boundaries.

Play is a natural medium of communication for children and the use of play and creative techniques facilitates the free expressions of feelings and emotions and helps children build resilience and raise their self-esteem. The relationship with the counsellor is non-directive allowing the child freedom to express him/herself physically, verbally or creatively.

Therapy for teenagers and young people can support individuals with developing their awareness to deal with social situations, relationships both personally and professionally including peer pressure and family, education, sexual health issues. Our clinical practitioners can offer support for a wide range of issues and use a number of approaches to therapy. All our practitioners have an enhanced DBS (formerly known as CRB).

How do I get referred?

We accept referrals from any borough in London. You can either self-refer or a GP/other professional can refer you to this counselling service. Our Child and Adolescent Counselling Service supports clients either wanting short or long term therapy.

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Low Cost Counselling £20 – £35 for 50 minutes at TAC Clapham. We have an opening offer at our Tooting branch, with low cost counselling at £10-£25 for up to 12 sessions.

Private Therapy £50 – £130 (some therapists are a private health care provider)

Make an appointment

To make an appointment to see one of our counsellors or psychotherapists, please call the reception team on 020 8673 4545 or email our Clapham Branch or Tooting Branch We are open seven days a week. Some therapists work from other consulting rooms in South London, including Balham, Battersea, Borough, Pimlico, Mitcham, Streatham, Southfields, West Norwood and Wimbledon.

Our Therapy Services

The Awareness Centre also offers Addiction Counselling, Anger Management Therapy, Bereavement CounsellingEating Disorders Therapy, LGBT Counselling and Multilingual Counselling.

The Awareness Centre is a private health care provider so you may be able to use your medical insurance. The medical insurance companies we work with are; Aviva, AXA PPP, BUPA, BUPA Global, Cigna, Vitality Health and WPA.

Child & Adolescent Therapists

Our counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists are accredited or registered with one or more of the following professional bodies: