Working in Private Practice at The Awareness Centre

Private Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Psychosexual & Relationship Therapists

Working in private practice at The Awareness Centre

Private Practice at The Awareness Centre

Whether you are starting out in your career or are an established therapist, The Awareness Centre (TAC), with locations in Clapham and Tooting, South London, is an ideal choice to develop your private practice. We would like to hear from counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and psychosexual & relationship therapists who are ready to join our busy therapeutic community.

We’ll help you to increase your client base through referrals to your private practice at The Awareness Centre, as well as to your private practices elsewhere in London and online. It’s an effective way to grow your client base quickly and professionally.

Lara Melwani recently joined us at TAC, she shares her thoughts on what it’s like to run your private practice at TAC.

Private Practice at The Awareness Centre

Option One

For newly qualified therapists, with up to two years in practice. This is an excellent option when starting out with clients.

  • We will refer you clients for face-to-face sessions and pay you £25 for each session.
  • You will work within a 4 x hour slot each week and you can take on an additional 4 x hour slot each week.
  • You will commit to one year on this scheme, with the option to renew for an additional year.
  • When you are ready to develop your private practice and move to option two you can move your clients with you.
  • You will need full indemnity insurance and a DBS if you are working with clients under the age of 18.

We are currently have no spaces available for Option One.

Option Two

For newly qualified or experienced therapists, with no limitation on your length of practice. This is the right option if you are ready to develop your private practice.

  • We will refer you clients for face-to-face and online sessions and take the first referral fee for each client.
  • You will work within a 4 x hour slot each week and can take on additional slots to support your growing practice.
  • You will need full indemnity insurance and a DBS if you are working with clients under the age of 18.
  • You will hire a room at TAC, and you manage your own fees with clients. Our in house fee starts from £65 to £130.

We currently have 13 spaces available for Option Two at TAC Clapham and at TAC Tooting.

Once you join us, we will add your professional profile and photo to our website, where potential clients can browse your details. Our Counselling Manager offers ongoing support and assistance to all of our private practitioners.
We provide a full-time Front of House team to manage bookings and your diary. For Option Two therapists also refer clients to your online practice.

Grow your private practice at The Awareness Centre

For related enquiries, please email [email protected] or call 020 8673 4545

Join our team of therapists

Our team of therapists work with individuals, couples, families, (adults, adolescents and children). We are very interested in therapists who work in an additional language to support our Multilingual Counselling Service and in therapists to work within our Anger ManagementBereavementChild & AdolescentCouplesEating Disorders, LGBTQ+ and Sex & Relationship and Trauma counselling services.

We are also seeking therapists who are registered with private healthcare providers.

Hundreds of potential new clients are searching for a therapist every week. We’ll help them find you.

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Room Photos – Tooting

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Our Therapy Rooms in Clapham & Tooting

We have 14 boutique counselling rooms available at two London locations, in Clapham and Tooting, providing a comfortable environment that is safe and confidential for therapeutic work.

With rooms available from 7am-10pm and during weekends, we make it easy for you to build your therapy practice at times that can suit you and your client. We have a full Front of House service available during our opening times and an intercom entry system outside Front of House hours. Additional benefits include:

  • A safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for your clients
  • Front of House services available seven days a week
  • Client referrals, both at TAC and to your external or online practice
  • A therapist profile and photo on our website
  • Ongoing support and assistance from our Front of House and Clinical teams
  • Fast WiFi throughout our buildings
  • Great transport links for you and your clients

For more information about working in private practice please email
privatepractice@theawarenesscentre.com or call 020 8673 4545 for further information

What therapists say about working in private practice at The Awareness Centre

I value TAC for enhancing my client practice especially reception team . I have full confidence that the clients- my skills would be of the most help to -find their way to me .

Lesley

I started my experience of The Awareness Centre on an LCCS placement at the beginning of my therapist journey. The support and learning experience I had throughout that time made it well worth the long commute to get there. So much so, that I decided to come back and rent a room as a private therapist. I love the environment of the Centre, with its calming vibe and immaculately clean, cosy therapy rooms and the responsiveness and support of the front of house and management teams have been second to none. I don’t regret my decision to carry on my journey to The Awareness Centre – it delivers on all fronts.

Ann

I have thoroughly enjoyed working in partnership with The Awareness Centre for the last 3 years. It is a mutually agreeable relationship for both partners I feel, and is manifest in the connections developed particularly with the reception team who refer potential clients, and with whom I engage with on a regular basis.

For me professionally it has been hugely beneficial in creating a foundation for my private practice, and sustained me throughout the last year when conventional referrals have somewhat lessened, mostly in part due to growing inflation and rising finacial difficulties for many.

V.Y

Your private practice at The Awareness Centre

Joining our practice either in Clapham or Tooting is simple, with the application process taking a matter of minutes. Complete the following steps and you could soon be growing your practice by making the most of our facilities.

  1. Submit the application form online
  2. Speak to the Counselling Manager by phone and then meet online to discuss terms, referrals and a potential start date
  3. Upload qualifications, insurance certificate, registration or accreditation and enhanced DBS (if working with under 18s)
  4. Once you have signed the agreement for your chosen option, we will add your profile and photo to our website.

Please note:

  • A deposit of £100 is required to secure your room/s if you are on Option Two.
  • You cannot work in private practice on both Option One and Two at the same time.
  • If you move over from Option One to Option Two during your time at TAC, your clients can move with you.

Our rates to hire our counselling rooms

Room rates are competitive as we include a full Front of House service and client referrals to support your growing practice. Please click on the relevant section below for room rates.

Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 9:00am (2 hours)£110 pcm (£13.75/hr)
Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 1:00pm (6 hours)£250 pcm (£10.42/hr)
Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm (4 hours)£230 pcm (£14.37/hr)
Monday to Friday, 1:30pm – 5:30pm (4 hours)£230 pcm (£14.37/hr)
Monday to Thursday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm (4 hours)£295 pcm (£18.44/hr)
Saturday, 9:00am – 1:00pm or 1:30pm – 5:30pm (4 hours)£215 pcm (£13.44/hr)

For more information about working in private practice please email
privatepractice@theawarenesscentre.com or call 020 8673 4545 for further information