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Paola Borella MBACP

Bexleyheath DA6 & London SE1
Bexleyheath DA6 & London SE1

About me

I'm a qualified and experienced counsellor working from comfortable rooms in London Bridge and Bexleyheath. I was born and educated in the UK. I offer short-term and open-ended integrative therapy, and I tailor my approach to suit your needs. My therapeutic goals are to help people heal, achieve self-awareness and feel empowered.

Life is a journey that can be bumpy at times, so if you're currently experiencing challenges, you're certainly not alone. Sometimes we reach a point where we need extra support. Talking to someone who is trained to listen and help you work through your issues can be hugely beneficial. Perhaps you're experiencing depression, anxiety or are coming to terms with trauma or loss. We come to therapy for a multitude of reasons.

As a therapist, I will listen to you carefully and help you to talk about your issues in a warm and safe environment. Our work may involve helping you to understand patterns in your life and gain greater self-awareness. Or we may need to explore your past issues, so that you can process your experience and find a way forward. Therapy certainly can't erase a difficult past but it can help you to move on in peace and make positive changes in the future.

Accepting that we have an issue is the first step on our life journey and the second is reaching out for help. So if you’re ready to take that next step and make a positive change in your life, please feel free to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling (accredited by the BACP). In addition to my private practice, I have worked with sexual abuse survivors, school children, homeless people and for the national charity Mind.

Learning is an ongoing process and I continue to develop and update my work through reading new research, having regular supervision, and attending conferences.

As a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to their professional code of ethics and place client care and confidentiality at the forefront of my practice.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Fees are for a 50 minute session and vary based on location

Online £45

Bexleyheath £45

London Bridge £65

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

My mother tongue is English and I prefer to have sessions in this language, but I also speak Italian, Spanish and French which may be beneficial if English is not your first language.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

In one of the locations


I have spaces available during the week or on Saturday. Please enquire for further information.

Types of client

Young people


Paola Borella MBACP

Paola Borella MBACP