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John Paradise Therapy

John Paradise Therapy

About Me

John Paradise


I am a Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist and a Provisional Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (P). As well as offering psychotherapy I also teach and supervise other psychotherapists and therapists in training.


I have a background in teaching, and training design. I’ve worked at a national level both teaching and designing training programmes. I am qualified to teach holding a Cert Ed. Through my passion for teaching and training I studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) qualifying as a NLP Practitioner.

I spent three years sitting on the training & accreditation standards committee for the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA). This means I play a role on behalf of UKATA for maintaining psychotherapy training standards within the UK. I also sit on the Training Standards Committee for the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Why choose a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist?


In contrast to some practitioners who are able to use the title of ‘psychotherapist’ after only two years of training, a Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist’s qualification process is extremely rigorous, as it has to meet two sets of criteria. In addition to those of the ‘Gold’ standard of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), which requires qualification to Masters Level, the Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist has to meet the rigorous criteria of the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). Under these two bodies as a minimum requirement a Certified Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist must:

  • Have completed no less than four years of post-graduate psychotherapy training of at least 900 hours (including supervision).
  • Have no less than 750 hours of previous experience as a practitioner, at least 50 of which must be with couples or groups.
  • Have been supervised by a senior practitioner all through the process at a rate of one hour of supervision for every six hours of work with clients.
  • Understand mental ill health through undertaking a placement with psychiatric specialists.
  • Abide by professional ethics required by both UKCP and EATA.
  • Have engaged in their own personal therapy for no less than the duration of their training.
  • Submit evidence each year to demonstrate they are continuing their professional development before and after qualification.
  • Submit and pass a written Dissertation/Case Study of no less 24,000 words.
  • Understand child & adult psychological development.
  • Have passed an oral examination with a panel of four Certified Transactional Analysts.

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