Marijke (Marika)Tapson BA (Hons) MBACP registered

Marijke (Marika)Tapson BA (Hons) MBACP registered

Kew Road


07864 644821

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About me

Sometimes life is difficult and we can feel stuck and not know where to turn. Perhaps relationships are a struggle or maybe 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. Perhaps life has dealt you the odd blow and knocked your confidence leaving you feeling lonely and confused.

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

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and have degree in Integrative Relational Counselling.This means that I am able to draw on a number of different theories to support our work together and find the ones that seem to work best for you.

I work with couples,individuals and young people over 16 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 and childhood abuse.

I can offer you a short term contract (6- 12 sessions) to work with a specific issue or we can work longer term if you would prefer ongoing support to discover deeper personal meaning and purpose.

I offer daytime appointments and some evenings with the latest appointment at 8pm. Saturday morning appointments may be negotiable.

What Next?

Why not contact me for an initial consultation which will allow us both to get a feel for what it might be like to work together. There is no obligation to continue counselling after this.

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 and a Certificate in Couple Counselling from Relate.I also hold an NLP Practitioner certificate and integrate NLP techniques into my work.

    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
  • CBT for Anxiety
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Neuroscience for therapists
  • The Gestalt way of working with children
  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples
  • Working with dreams and metaphor
  • Creative Therapy
  • Post graduate diploma in Working with Boarding School Survivors (ongoing)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

the impact of Boarding School education on adult relationships.


Individuals               from £60

Couples                   from £95

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

Further information

My private practice In W1 is a short walk from Oxford Circus underground station and my practice in Richmond is very close to Richmond Station which is served by both over ground trains and the District Line. I also work from home in Teddington.

Maps & Directions

Richmond, TW9 2PR
Teddington, TW11

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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults