What is Psychotherapy?

Free online 1-hour talk | 4th April and 4th June | Karen Minikin

Book 4th April 2024, 600pm-700pm Book 4th June 2024, 600pm-700pm Study Psychotherapy

What is Psychotherapy

An online, inspirational, short, interactive talk followed by a Q&A that covers the basic premise of Psychotherapy.

This online short interactive talk covers the basic premise of the theory and practice of psychotherapy. It will be useful for people wanting to consider training in the field of counselling or psychotherapy.

In addition this serves to inform people who are considering having some psychotherapy. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion including similarities and differences between counselling and psychotherapy.

If you are interested in furthering or starting a brand new career in Psychotherapy, click here to view our TA Psychotherapy Foundation Course.

There will be time for a Q&A session, so please bring your questions! To book onto an event, please see the buttons above.

Key Benefits

Key benefits include being able to make an informed choice about how to attend to mental health and which professional training might suit best.


Participants will gain an overview of the field of psychotherapy including the origins, development over the years and contemporary perspectives. Some clarity on the relationship between counselling and psychotherapy will also be gained.

Meet John Paradise & Sally Dyer!

Meet John Paradise:
John Paradise is a Certified Transactional Analyst with a psychotherapy speciality, and a Provisional Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (psychotherapy). John is also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and has experience teaching in the post compulsory sector.

He has a successful private psychotherapy and supervision practice in Exeter and a professional interest in Men’s work, working with men in therapy. He is the founder of Psychotherapy & Counselling (PAC) Exeter, a professional community of psychotherapists and counsellors working in Exeter, and the co-founder of Therapy@Barnfield a professional community of counsellors and therapeutic practitioners in Exeter.

Meet Sally Dyer:
Counselling Skills and Studies – Level 2 and 3 CPCAB Children’s Counselling Studies (Play Therapy) – (CAMHS tier 2) Advanced Diploma – Relationship Counselling – Relate Institute – Hull University – (level 6) Advanced Diploma – Transactional Analysis – Iron Mill – (level 7) Life and Business Coaching training.

I currently have my own Private Practice in Dorset. I work with Adults, Couples and some young people. I am originally from South London and reside in Weymouth in Dorset. I have spent time living and working overseas with people from different backgrounds and cultures. My work has always been people and customer-focused. Working with people and people development has always been at the heart of what I do.

Click here to view Sally's full profile. 

Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole   

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