Mary Tuffin

Mary Tuffin

About me

If you are feeling down, finding it difficult to cope, or worried about your relationship, talking it through with a counsellor may help. I offer a confidential counselling service to individuals and couples who are unhappy and would like to change.

Counselling can help you to work out a new pathway or direction to take; especially if you need to change how something affects you, or you want to grow in a different direction.

My hope is that you will feel safe, supported, understood and accepted throughout your journey in counselling.

I work primarily from a person-centred experiential approach but I may offer other flexible and creative techniques where these might be helpful to you. We will talk regularly about what you want to get out of your counselling; what your goals might be. I won’t tell you what to do but I will support you while you explore the things that concern you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have many years of counselling experience working within voluntary organisations in the Carlisle area. Much of my work has been with couples (and individuals) wanting to achieve change in a relationship. I also have broad experience of working with individuals feeling disorientated or uncertain with change in their lives in particular those going through the pain and loss of a bereavement.

I hold the following formal qualifications in counselling:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Diploma in Counsellor Supervision,

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Each session costs £45.00 for individuals or £50 for couples.

Counselling usually takes a number of sessions and we will regularly review if it is working for you and you are getting what you need from the counselling. We can agree to meet a specific number of times or make appointments as we go along.

Further information

I use a counselling room on the eastern side of the city of Carlisle.
There is free and plentiful on street parking and the road is on a Carlisle city bus route.

There are 2 steep steps at the entrance to the house. If steps are difficult for you, I can arrange an alternative venue for us to meet.

Maps & Directions

Carlisle, CA1

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


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments available on Tuesday or Wednesday 10a.m. until 8p.m.