Mary Dees

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MSc, CTA(P), UKCP Registered, Online and Outdoor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Stockport SK6 & New Mills SK22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I provide psychotherapy for individuals and couples in the Stockport/High Peak area. I offer online and outdoor psychotherapy.

My experience is that psychotherapy can help people make profound changes in their lives and relationships. This happens through a greater understanding of ourselves and why we think, feel and behave in certain ways.  That understanding enables us to accept ourselves and make changes with the guidance of a safe and supportive psychotherapist.

I have training in and experience of working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma (including abuse), self-harm, eating/body issues, grief/bereavement, addiction and others. I also have extensive experience of working with neurodivergence including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia.

I am an UKCP registered psychotherapist with my main modality being Transactional Analysis mixed with other techniques such as body psychotherapy, person-centered therapy, eco-therapy, gestalt and mindfulness. I use these therapies in an integrative way tailoring my approach to the needs of each individual or couple. I am a member of UKCP, UKATA, ITAA and EATA and abide by their code of ethics and professional practice. A requirement of UKCP, UKATA, ITAA and EATA is that I have regular supervision. This is for your safety and improves my effectiveness. 

Life can be challenging and difficult and I am trained to help you through your troubles and to support you to make changes in your life.

As we make our way in the world we decide the best ways to survive and cope with our circumstances. Some of these ways may help us grow and reach our potential and some may hold us back. Some of the coping mechanisms we learnt as children were great strategies for survival but now they limit us. As adults we can make new choices and change some old decisions, beliefs and limiting strategies. I provide support in finding a greater self-acceptance – the foundation of growth and development.

I will work with you to an agreed time scale or on an open-ended basis depending on what you want. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a confidential, respectful and non-judgemental environment.

I also offer outdoor therapy. Research has shown that spending time in nature provides restorative benefits to physical and mental health, including: improved mood, stress reduction and enhanced cognitive abilities. My experience is that ecotherapy or outdoor therapy (walking and talking in nature) is valuable and life enhancing - with nature supporting our ability to self-reflect and connect to ourselves and others. And you don’t have to be very fit to take part – we go at your pace.

My private outdoor space is close to Marple train station and has off-road parking. I also work outdoors in the Marple area in a quiet woodland space alongside the River Goyt.

The first session gives us an opportunity to get to know each other a little better, discuss the key issues and give you a chance to ask me questions. This allows us both to get enough information to make a decision if we wish to work together. It is essential that you feel comfortable working with me and so I will ensure you have the space and time to make an informed decision.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Accreditation

  • UKCP Registered clinical psychotherapist
  • Member of UKATA (United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis), ITAA(International Transactional Analysis Association), EATA(European Association of Transactional Analysis)


  • Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA(P)) Psychotherapist. UKATA, EATA, ITAA accredited.
  • Advanced training in Eco TA ( outdoor psychotherapy)
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (BACP membership).  4 years Advanced Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training (at Psyche Institute and Elan Training - UKATA Registered Training Establishments, both affiliated to UKCP).
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA 101).
  • Certificate in Introduction to Gestalt Psychotherapy.
  • Training in Advanced Facilitation.
  • Training in Mindfulness.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with




£55.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

When I work

From 8.30am to 6.30pm

Mellor, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6

New Mills, SK22

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Online or home visits are available.

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