Marijke (Marika) Tapson

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BA (Hons) MBACP registered
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Richmond upon Thames, TW9 1AA
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Welcome, I'm so glad you're here and courageously searching for the support you need.

Life is a series of ups and downs and all of us have times when we need a bit of help to navigate situations.

We can feel stuck and not know where to turn, maybe relationships are a struggle or perhaps work and family pressures are difficult to manage. Perhaps you find yourself going round a familiar pattern and are having difficulty seeing how things might be different? Maybe life has dealt you blows which knocked your confidence or left you feeling alone,lonely and confused?

I understand that talking to someone about your problems can feel pretty daunting . My aim is to offer a warm, respectful,confidential and supportive space . Together we can then explore what's worrying you and find new ways to manage, so that life can feel more fulfilling.

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and have degree in Integrative Relational Counselling.

My main therapeutic orientation these days is AEDP Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Pschotherapy.

AEDP is a style of psychotherapy that draws on the latest findings in interpersonal neurobiology, somatic(body oriented)approaches,attachment theory,emotion theory and transformational studies. It's a relational and  experiential model so when we're working I will pay attention to how we are doing as a dyad and I will also bring our focus to what we notice in the 'now' even when we are talking about things that happened in the past.

I work with couples,individuals and young people over 18 who are experiencing a range of problems such as relationship issues, work issues, bereavement, loss of job and/or health, depression, anxiety,abortion, low self esteem ,developmental trauma including childhood abuse.

Depending on your reasons for coming , we can work longer term or we can work for a focussed period, generally  16 sessions. 

What Next?

Please contact me . I offer an initial 20 minute phonecall at no charge or, if you prefer,  simply email me and we can book an initial consultation. After the initial consultation we can decide whether, and how we'd like to continue. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have been working with couples since 2002 and with individuals since 2008 and hold a BA (Hons) in Integrative Relational Counselling, a Certificate in Couple Counselling from Relate and a Practitioner certificate in NLP.
  • I am trained in EFT for couples (Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapy)
  • I am a level 3 trained  AEDP therapist 
  • My experience includes work place counselling, short term counselling in a GP practice, counselling students within a university team, open ended counselling in low cost agencies and also private practice.

    Continued Professional Development

    Some of the courses and workshops I have attended include
  • AEDP Advanced Skills 2022 and ongoing
  • Body Psychotherapy 2021
  • Trauma and Recovery 2017 and ongoing
  • Neuroscience for therapists 2017
  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples 2017 and ongoing
  • Brainspotting Phase I and II training 2023 and ongoing
  • Working with Boarding School Survivors 2018
  • Introduction to Internal Family Systems 2023
  • Polyvagal theory and it's use in therapy 2020

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

the impact of Boarding School education on adult relationships.


£75.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Individuals               from £75 

Couples                   from £105

I offer a percentage of my spaces at reduced cost for students and those in financial need. Please ask.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday and Tuesday 8.30am -6.30pm Wednesday 9am-3pm and Thursday 9am-7.30pm 

Further information

The Practice Rooms, 1 Union Court, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 1AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

I am very willing to see you online.

Online platforms

Marijke (Marika) Tapson
Marijke (Marika) Tapson