Patrizia Vadala

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Italian

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Therapist - Twickenham and St. Margaret, Richmond & Teddington

Twickenham and St. Margaret, Richmond & Teddington
Sessions from £65.00


  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

I am a warm, easy to talk to, and empathic counsellor who takes care to establish a warm and trusting relationship with her clients from day one. I believe everyone’s experience is unique and important, and will provide you with a safe space and a sense of being held and understood, so that you will become increasingly able to explore your difficult feelings and any possible burdens, and finally to make sense of any emotional suffering you are experiencing. As a Gestalt Counsellor I integrate into my work elements of Mindfulness and breathing techniques to find the ways of regulating anxiety which work best for you. In my practice I draw mainly on Attachment-based approaches and on the latest researches in the field of neuroscience, that means I am able to help you understand yourself from many different perspectives including looking at your patterns of attachment to important people in your past and present life, and what neuroscience and the field of interpersonal neurobiology is able to tell us about how our brains are wired for both survival and relationship. I support clients in long-term open-ended practice and in short-term time-limited therapy, and have considerable experience helping clients dealing with depression, low mood, sense of loss, family or relationship problems, anxiety, sex, gender and sexuality issues, self-harm, concerns around work and career, self-esteem and self-worth issues.  I also have experience in working with the NHS, charities and schools, with clients from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations and I firmly believe in the impact and importance of culture and ethnicity on everyone’s well-being. My greatest commitments to my clients, is towards your growth and empowerment and to bring about long-lasting improvements to your well-being.

What I can help with

Eating disorders, OCD, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Career coaching, Personal development, Asperger syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited