Paula Dishman M.Sc(Psych), PTSTA, CTA(P), UKCP (Accredited)

Paula Dishman M.Sc(Psych), PTSTA, CTA(P), UKCP (Accredited)

Chitterley Business Centre

4 Barnfield Crescent

07775 778634

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About me

I am a qualified and very experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor based in both central Exeter and Silverton. I also practice in Central London (Victoria) and have a separate counselling directory listing and website for this locations (

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) and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 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)

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Obesity, Co-Dependency, Self esteem, Panic attacks, Couples with relationship issues,


My fees range from £50 - £55, for a session lasting for 50 minutes. The fee varies across my Exeter and Silverton locations.

My fee for working with a couple ranges from £60 - £70 for an extended session.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX5 4DB
Exeter, EX1 1QT

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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