Training Events

CPD for Professionals

CPD – Working with the Male Psyche

Saturday 18th September 2021 in Exeter  9.30am – 4.30pm

A one day workshop.  How do you think about the male psyche in your work? What does your counter-transference tell you with a male client? How do you think about your counter-transference to a man in your work? Do you feel differently working with a man to a woman? These are just some of the areas we will explore together. Working within a Transactional Analysis framework, with some psychoanalytical influence the workshop will be experiential. Together we will explore how the male psyche is experienced in one to one therapy or couples work.  The workshop will be delivered by John Paradise CTA (P)  a UKCP registered psychotherapist working in Exeter.  John will be drawing upon his years of experience of working almost exclusively with men, often in long term therapy.

Places are limited to keep a Covid secure environment

Early bird rate £60 before 1st October then £75

Book your place – Email

Phone John on 07768 134537


“John’s workshop was extremely engaging and thought-provoking. It struck an excellent balance between theory and reflective exercises. This meant that I came away feeling I had learned something very valuable for my clinical practice within the NHS and at the same time felt energised and inspired. I would wholeheartedly recommend John’s workshops.”   Counselling Psychologist
I attended the training as I thought that the subject was different and I have not seen too many other training courses or days on this subject.  I absolutely loved the day .. the pace and the content were excellent and John is a knowledgeable and thoughtful trainer.  I loved the mix of theory, story and experiential learning… all in all well worth it and I will definitely reflect on this training when working with men in my practice.”  Counsellor

“I’d like to take this opportunity of thanking you again for such an informative day.  I can honestly say that my assumptive bucket has been drastically depleted though my compassion bucket has been completely refuelled.  The day has already made an impacted on my work insomuch thinking more about absent fathers with my clients”.  Counsellor


CPD – How to establish a successful private practice. 

Friday 25th June 9.30am – 4.30pm. Venue Iron Mill College, Exeter.

Short Description:

One look at directory listings shows how many counsellors there are competing for work. This workshop will give you the tools to build your own successful counselling practice and stand out. This insightful workshop will be experientially based, and learning will be a blend of trainer led presentations, group work and plenary work. We will examine the components of successful psychotherapy & counselling private practices and what makes them successful. The workshop will help you understand the steps you need to take to develop your own successful private practice.

Book your palce using either link below.

Keep an eye here for our future CPD events

Money – The administrative and the psychological –  TBA

Unconscious Bias – TBA


CPD training events are run from our own premises in Exeter.  John Paradise CTA (P) has a background in teaching, designing training and working with men psychotherapeutically as well as running men’s therapy groups.

For more details or to book your place call John Paradise 07768 134537 or email