Mary Puczyniec Dip.Counselling, MBACP

Mary Puczyniec  Dip.Counselling, MBACP

About me

I offer private individual counselling in a compassionate and confidential space at my private practice in St Margaret’s, TW1.

My approach allows you the opportunity to tell your story and gives you the chance to explore feelings and thoughts, in your own time and at your own pace. As a counsellor, I listen in a non-judgemental way and support you, as you uncover and understand what has been troubling you. I can add clarity or prospective, in a way perhaps those close to you cannot.

Choosing a counsellor who you trust is important, and a first meeting is a chance for you to ask any questions, before deciding if you are comfortable for us to work together. I will also honestly assess if I am the right person for you, given your concerns and expectations.

If you feel comfortable, then our work continues and we can agree a schedule and time scale. I offer both short and open ended counselling, with regular reviews. My aim is for your to feel supported and to reach a point where you are better equipped to cope with the future.

To doubt your own abilities is part of being human, however, with the right conditions we all have the capacity to understand what is holding us back and discover the best path for our future.

By considering counselling, you have taken a great first step and I am here to support you as you take the next one .Please do email or call me, in confidence, with no-obligations.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)

I use an Integrative Model of counselling, which encompasses a variety of skills and theories, these include Person Centred, Psychoanalysis , Transactional Analysis and CBT.

My qualifications include a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Certifications in Counselling Skills (Level 2 and 3).

As as part of my ongoing professional development, I have attended courses focussing on working with children and young adults, mindfulness, EMDR. I am fully aware of current legal and safeguarding requirements.

I work privately with long and short term clients, children, young people and adults.

In addition to private work am the Senior Counsellor at The Mulberry Centre ( ) where in addition to managing the 20+ counselling team, I see individual clients – these include; patients, carers, recently bereaved and those affected by the impact of cancer. My work there has also included facilitating support groups and offering immediate emotional support.

I also worked for 4 years at The Place2Be Charity ( as a School Counsellor, offering early intervention for children in schools. Children range from 5 years up to teenagers, with issues as diverse as relationship breakdowns, trust, boundaries, abandonment, loss and abuse.

Prior to retraining as a counsellor, I spent 15 years in the corporate world. I find that this experience adds to my understanding and appreciation of the challenges faced in the busy world today

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have specific experience in the areas of childhood issues through my work in schools. My work here coveres attachment theory, stress, boundaries and trust issues. I have experience of working with children using art or play therapy.

I also have relevant experience working with illness, end of life and bereavement through my work at the Cancer Charity.

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  • My Counselling Room


£50 per 50 minute session (daytime)
£55 per 50 minute session (evenings after 7 pm)

Maps & Directions

Twickenham, TW1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Days and Evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme