See what our placement therapists say about their training experience at The Awareness Centre…

I find the Awareness Centre to be supporting with my journey of therapy work, very organised always somebody to refer to. What I especially like is I feel part of a family at the Awareness Centre, and they generally express care for my well-being and support for my self developing education.. very happy indeed!

Anne, NW6

The NHS training I had with Bonny was great. A really positive experience. I was very nervous about all the information I had to take in and get to grips with – there IS a lot and it IS daunting – but Bonny’s no nonsense, down to earth approach made all the difference. She made everyone feel comfortable and that it was no problem to ask as many questions as any of us needed to. Much, much appreciated! I just need her to actually come on my placement with me and be on hand whenever I need her. I’d be fine then! : ) Seriously, thank you very much to TAC – and Bonny!

Vicky, SE9

A very informative course delivered with great energy.

J.G, UB7

A great course that gives a thorough grounding in what it means to be a counsellor, the core skills required, some of the different counselling methodologies and a look at some of the underpinning theories. There’s also plenty of scope for personal exploration and development, as well as practicing some counselling skills with colleagues, so that by the end of the course you feel better equipped for any helping relationship, whether or not you want to continue to become a counsellor.

Anna, SW18

I found the training very informative and insightful on how best to support a client. I liked the group interaction and the tips and tools suggested. Money well spent and I love a good old certificate!

A.B, SE4

A valuable weekend of training that allowed me to interact with peers with a range of experience and orientations. I have a good understanding of the expectations of the paperwork, especially useful to role play completing the essential forms. I feel in a better place to see TAC clients now!


The course was good preparation for working with clients.


Training offered me a chance to meet and bond with fellow therapists. It really helped my confidence working at The Awareness Centre.

A.E, N1

I thoroughly enjoyed the training and found it most useful to my practice. Not only did we cover the necessary basics such as assessment and risk, but it was conducted in a fun and experiential way, giving me the opportunity to meet other trainees in the process. There was also some time spent on how to set up privately which was very informative too. Overall, it was a positive and educational experience that I would recommend to all.


I really enjoyed the Training days – they gave me a much better understanding of the TAC philosophy as well as a great opportunity to meet my fellow counsellors. The first two days with Ruth helped me to understand all the paperwork required for my placement, and I particularly appreciated the clarification of how to assess risk. The third day with Michaela was inspiring, thought-provoking and fun. I learnt a lot!

Lindsey Reeman