Paula Dishman M.Sc(Psych), PTSTA, CTA(P), UKCP (Accredited)
I AM OFFERING TWO FREE WEEKLY THERAPY SPACES TO FRONTLINE NHS STAFF VIA SKYPE OR ZOOM. PLEASE ASK.
I am a qualified and very experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor based in central Exeter and online.
I provide a confidential, safe and impartial space where you can talk about difficult emotional issues. I offer both open-ended therapy and time-limited, solution focused therapy such as CBT. I also work with couples experiencing relationship difficulties.
The kind of therapy I practice is based on Transactional Analysis but I have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT). 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)
- BACP Registered
- Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision (Cascade)
- Training in Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
I am accredited by the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP). I am also registered with:-
- International Associated of Relational Transactional Analysts (IARTA)
- Metanoia Institute
- United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysts (UKATA)
- European Association of Transactional Analysts (EATA)
- International Association of Transactional Analysis (ITAA)
I am a CTA(P), a 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.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Obesity, Co-Dependency, Self esteem, Panic attacks, Couples with relationship issues,