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Counselling, psychotherapy and CBT with Mary Paterson

Everyone deserves a happy and fulfilling life. But many people face difficulties and need help. You may be suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, or any kind of distressing problem. Counselling can help you resolve these and learn how to manage the challenges that life throws at you. 

As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I specialise in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), enhanced with NLP


Contact me as a first step to a new way of being you. Call 07846 730757, or email for a chat about how I can help or to book a first session.

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FdSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, MBACP

About me

Mary Paterson

I am trained and experienced in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a type of counselling that has been shown to help most psychological problems. I work solely with adults.

We are all unique but we all have the capacity for change. I help clients to understand themselves, and how they can think and do things differently, in order to feel better.


With a background of working with people in service delivery and senior management in charities and social enterprises, I retrained as a counsellor and psychotherapist to focus on a life-long interest. I am also a certified Master Practitioner in NLP, and use this to enhance the therapy.

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My approach

We were all born with the capacity for happiness. But our experiences shape how we interact with the world and how things make us feel. The good news is that we all have the capacity to change.


I work in a collaborative client-focused way, starting with understanding what you hope to get from therapy. I help you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to discover new ways of being. 

CBT is a short-term therapy - you will not only feel better as a result but you will also learn tools and techniques that you can apply in any situation and face future challenges with confidence. At the same time, therapy can be in-depth, enabling an understanding of core beliefs, leading to longer-lasting change and ongoing increased self-awareness.

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I offer sessions via phone, video and in person (see here for Covid safety measures).


My counselling rooms are located at the Traditional Acupuncture Centre, Trinity House,

19 Binswood Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5RW.


There is plenty of free (for two hours) parking on streets in the surrounding area. Disabled access is available.


Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £60. Payments can be with cash or card (for in-person counselling), bank transfer or PayPal.

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Traditional Acupuncture Centre

Traditional Acupuncture Centre

Contact me

Call 07846 730757

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