Paola Tedeschi. MBACP (Reg.), PG Dip Addictive Behaviour, Dip. Cognitive Therapy

Paola Tedeschi. MBACP (Reg.), PG Dip Addictive Behaviour, Dip. Cognitive Therapy



About me

Hello and welcome to my counselling profile.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor with extensive experience of working in both statutory and non-statutory services and offer short term and open-ended counselling in Italian and English.

I work as an integrative therapist, which means that my practice is informed by various psychological theories and techniques as well as what my clients find supportive and helpful in the achievement of their goals.Most importantly, I view the therapeutic relationship as the main vehicle of change and I work in a relational, anti-oppressive, and non-judgemental fashion to help my clients explore and reflect on their difficulties. Approaches I draw from in my practice include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Relational psychotherapy.

I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, undertake regular supervision, and hold a full professional liability insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate of Proficiency (BACP, 2015)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of London, 2005)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Addictive Behaviour (University of London, 2005)
  • BSc in Applied Psychology (Universita' degli Studi di Padova, Italy, 1993)

Continuous Professional Development

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies

  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Building a new self: cognitive behavioural therapy for personality disorders
  • Uncover strengths and building resilience with CBT
  • Occupational and organizational stress management
  • CBT for PTSD
  • Coping with adversity: cognitive therapy in adverse life circumstances
  • Narrative Exposure Therapy: a short term intervention for the treatment of traumatic stress disorder
  • Applying Interpersonal Biology to Clinical Technique
  • Mentalization Based Treatment-Basic Training
  • The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation
  • Body and Spirit in Contemporary Psychotherapy

Work Experience

I have extensive experience of working in the NHS specialist Psychological Therapy and Addiction Services, Community Counselling Services, and Counselling and Psychotherapy Institutes and Clinics.

Professional Bodies

  • British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) – Registered Member
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) – Graduate Member
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) –In training Member

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Initial consultation – 50 minutes: £60 (no obligation to commit to further treatment)

Individual once-weekly sessions – 50 minutes: £60 - £80

I operate a sliding scale system, depending on your financial circumstances as well as the time of your session.

Further information

Specialised areas

Drug & Alcohol Misuse
Loss and Bereavement
Trauma & PTSD
Relationship difficulties

Maps & Directions

London, SE1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Italian


Wheelchair access: No


London Bridge Practice: Thursdays' 8PM

Types of client