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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. Psychologists work to help people to understand the source of their difficulties and the reasons why the problems persist. Once this is understood, the person can then be helped to change.

The Awareness Centre offers two forms of psychology; counselling psychology and clinical psychology.

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Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychologists specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health problems. They aim to reduce distress and enhance the psychological wellbeing of their clients. They are trained to use evidence-based therapies to support their clients to make positive changes to their lives.

Clinical psychologists work with a range of clients across the lifespan in relation to a range of different issues, including relationship difficulties, physical and mental health issues.  They work with individuals, couples, families and groups.

Clinical psychologists are trained to complete specialist assessments and to develop a collaborative understanding of their clients’ strengths and difficulties. They draw upon a range of psychological ideas, and are mindful of the therapeutic relationship. They aim to help clients make sense of their lives, and to support them to process and cope with difficulties they may be experiencing.

It is important for clinical psychologists to be up-to-date with the latest research and training, and therefore take further specialist training across their careers.

Clinical psychologists hold a degree in psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology. They are registered with both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


Individuals: £80 – £100 for 50 minutes
Couples: £80 – £120 for 50 mins
Families: £80 – £130 for 50 mins

To make an appointment with one of our clinical psychologists, please call the reception team on 020 8673 4545 or email our Clapham Branch or Tooting Branch

Counselling Psychology

Counselling psychology is a branch of applied psychology that focuses on the emotional aspects of a person’s psychological wellbeing. It integrates psychological theory with therapeutic support and human connection.

Ultimately, counselling psychology focuses on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and the client’s personal experiences to facilitate recovery. This includes either brief or long-term therapy directed by a philosophy that believes in individual differences and emphasis on prevention and development across the life span.

Counselling psychologists work with children, adults, young people, families and older adults experiencing anxiety and depression arising from difficult life issues or more complex mental health problems. Life issues might include bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse or trauma. Mental health problems could include eating disorders, or post-traumatic stress.

Counselling psychologists are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered, and are accredited as chartered psychologists with the British Psychological Society (BPS).


£60 for 50 Minutes

To make an appointment with one of our counselling psychologists, please call the reception team on 020 8673 4545 or email our Clapham Branch or Tooting Branch

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

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The Awareness Centre also provides specialist counselling services including addictionanger managementbereavementchildren and adolescentscouples, eating disorders, LGBTmultilingual and sex & relationships.

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