Shaping Our

Professional Future

At PAC Exeter we believe we are Exeter’s most experienced professional community of psychotherapists and counsellors.

We also take our contribution to the wider professional community very seriously.

We have eight psychotherapists and three counsellors within our professional community. PAC Exeter has a significant depth and breadth of psychotherapy experience. Our psychotherapists work in a number of significant areas of psychotherapy outside of their client work. PAC psychotherapists are are involved at a National and European level in training standards for psychotherapy and research in psychotherapy.

John Paradise

John Paradise sits on the Training & Accreditation Standards Committee for the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA).  His work involves maintaining and improving training standards for Transactional Analysis psychotherapy across the UK.

John also sits on the UKCP Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) Training Standards Committee (TSC).  Again his work with HIPC -TSC involves developing psychotherapy standards for training and competence.

Celia Chambers

Celia Chambers

Celia Chambers is an editorial board member for the Transactional Analysis Journal (TAJ).  The TAJ is an international peer reviewed academic journal.

Celia also sits on the Research Committee for the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) applying the scientific principles of research to improve psychotherapy practice.  Celia has previously been the Chair of the Research Committee for UKATA.

Antoinette Davey

Antoinette Davey is a member of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) Theory and Development Research Committee, working on a manual of Transactional Analysis (TA) therapy to test the efficacy of TA in treating depression against accepted NHS therapies. As part of her PhD Antoinette is also researching the impact of time on how patients evaluate their health condition, essentially asking patients how they have experienced their condition at different times of the day and year yields different responses which could impact on their treatment plan and how clinicians assess the severity of the condition. She is also working on a research project within perinatal mental health looking at the community perinatal mental health teams across England and what aspects work for which diagnoses (looking at moderate to severe mental health disorders).