John Paradise CTA, Adv Dip TA, Dip Hyp, NLP UKCP Reg. MBACP Reg.
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 specialise in working with men and issues that affect a man’s mental, emotional or psychological well being and of course I work with women and couples too.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in men's issues and men's mental health.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
My Exeter practice does require using the stairs. The building is very old there is no lift.
Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
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.