About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Lambeth Talking Therapies is lead by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK.

SLAM’s services include the Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital. It works closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

SLAM delivers the Lambeth Talking Therapies service in partnership with several local organisations including:

The Awareness Centre

The Awareness CentreThe Awareness Centre (TAC) was founded in 2005 by Michaela McCarthy and has developed into one of the leading providers of Counselling and Psychotherapy in London. Kelly Garrett joined TAC as the Clinical Director in 2012 and works with Michaela and their team to continue to develop the Centre.

The Awareness Centre is a limited company and works with other commercial and charity organisations. We are contracted by the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM) providing a counselling service within GP’s surgeries in Lambeth and work in partnership with Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). We are also contracted by NHS England to provide the counselling service in HMP Brixton, which is a category C prison for men.

Status Employment

Status EmploymentStatus Employment has been the chosen employment support partner of the Lambeth IAPT service since the beginning.

Working alongside the therapists Status offers clients on unemployment benefits a 1 to 1 job seeking support service with a 1 day group workshop.

For those clients in employment and facing the likelihood of loss of work, Status will offer advice on how to retain their job.

Waterloo Community Counselling

Waterloo Community CounsellingWaterloo Community Counselling’s Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service was set up by Waterloo Community Counselling in 2004 in response to the growing number of people in South London who felt they needed a more diverse and culturally sensitive counselling experience.

At present, we are able to offer language counselling to residents of Lambeth and Southwark and refugees and asylum seekers from across London in the following languages (either through language counsellors or interpreters): Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, English, Farsi, Farsi (Darri), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish, Kutchi, Mandarin, Pashtu, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinian, Turkish, and Urdu