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About me

Exeter  & Paignton  Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapist)  offering:-  Psychotherapy - Counselling - Supervision.

I am taking on new clients through online - video platform - while government restrictions in force.
As a psychotherapist I offer a safe, secure and non judgmental place in which you can be heard and be felt to be heard and seen.  Whatever the issues are that you bring I am here to help you feel better in how you live your life.  I place a great deal of importance on my therapeutic relationship with clients, for it is through this trusting relationship that healthy and lasting change occurs.

Many of my clients are men and I have a special interest in working with men and issues that affect a man’s mental, emotional or psychological well being and of course I work with women too. If you are considering therapy do call me 07768 134537

I am very willing to talk with you on the phone (free of charge) before you decide to make an appointment.  There may be questions you have about how counselling and psychotherapy work and what to expect.

How Much & How Often?
Typically a first session would allow me to hear what you would like help with and gives you the chance to see who I am and get a feel for how I work.  I see clients weekly and sessions are one hour.  Sometimes if there is a specific need I will see clients twice a week.

So what is therapy?
Therapy is a process where through talking and building a secure, trusting, safe and confidential relationship I help a client make their own sense of what in their life may have bought them to the place they are now.  It is not easy to describe precisely how therapy works and there is a vast amount of research that shows it can be extremely helpful

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certified Transactional Analyst - Psychotherapy speciality
  • Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
  • Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (4 years)
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner
  • Level 2 Bereavement Care
  • Certificate in Education

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in men's issues and men's mental health.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis



3 Barnfield Crescent

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

My Exeter practice does require using the stairs. The building is very old there is no lift.


Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm

Types of client

Older adults


 I have learnt through my own experience as a supervisee how important a mutual and collaborative relationship is to supervision.  In supervision, as in the therapeutic dyad, I believe it is vital to feel safe and not judged.  I offer a space in the relationship in which you can explore, learn and gain insight into your own work.  I regard supervision as a mutual relationship between us both as two professionals.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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John Paradise (he/him) CTA(P) Adv Dip TA, Adv Dip Supv. UKCP Reg. MBACP Reg.

John Paradise (he/him) CTA(P) Adv Dip TA, Adv Dip Supv. UKCP Reg. MBACP Reg.