Paula Dishman M.Sc(Psych), PTSTA, CTA(P), UKCP (Accredited)
I am a qualified and very experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor based in London Victoria and in Devon (Exeter and Silverton) for which I have a separate counselling directory listing and website www.pauladishmandevon.co.uk
I offer both open-ended therapy and time-limited, solution focused therapy (CBT). I also work with couples experiencing relationship difficulties. I provide a confidential, safe and impartial space where you can talk about difficult emotional issues.
The kind of therapy I practice is based on Transactional Analysis but I have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This allows me to create an environment that supports making both thinking and behavioural changes but also provides an opportunity to explore associated feelings and underlying beliefs.
I have experience of working with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties and with men and women from diverse backgrounds. I have particular experience of working with issues related to anger management, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression and eating disorders, including obesity.
I am a qualified supervisor and provide supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists.
I am an affiliated practitioner for a large number of insurers and healthcare providers including ; AXA, Aviva, Oakdale,CIC, Triage, PPC, Right CoreCare, Compsych and the Treatment Network.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP (Acc)
- CTA (P)
- PTSTA (P)
- MSC TA Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma TA Psychotherapy
- Clincal Diploma TA Counselling
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision (Cascade)
- Training in Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP), and the Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA). I have an Advanced Diploma and Msc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and a Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, as well as a Diploma in CBT.
I am a CTA(P), Certified Transactional Analyst with a psychotherapy specialisation, and a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA).
I also provide clinical supervision to trainees and practitioners setting up in practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Obesity, Co-Dependency, Self esteem, Panic attacks, Couples with relationship issues,
My fees range from £50 - £65, for an individual session lasting for 50 minutes. The fee varies across my London & Devon.
My fee for working with a couple ranges from £55- £80 depending on location.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor.