Marika Welstead

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MBACP - Counsellor and Trauma Therapist (Adults & Couples)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Littlehampton, BN16 2HT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a person-centred counsellor working integratively. I have been practicing for 14 years and I like to work with individuals and couples face to face. Above all, I work with the "person", their particular needs, worries, pain, attachment style, cognitive ability and flexibility. I do not follow any prescriptive pattern, as our work is tailored to the individual or couple.

I am an experienced trauma therapist and understand the pain experienced by those who have suffered abuse, or are experiencing Post Traumatic Shock Disorder (PTSD) especially where control has been taken away, such as in the case of sexual violation.

I work with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, lifestyle changes, teens and relationship issues, to name a few issues people come with.

All your concerns would be dealt with sensitively and confidentially in a relaxing environment.

My spirituality mainly conforms to the Christian faith, but I find the Buddhist philosophy and meditation practices to be helpful.

Training, qualifications & experience

Initially I trained at a Christian College (LST) and have an advanced Diploma in Integrative counselling. (2008)

I hold a qualification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma. (Level 1) (2011)

More recently I gained a BSc(Hons) in Person-centred couselling. (2016-18)

I am supervised by a well informed supervisor and work in a voluntary capacity for St Barnabas House (Hospice) where I help recently breaved clients or those those people preparing for the loss of a loved one.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Additional information

My hourly rate is £45 (from 1/11/22) but I am happy to meet with you initially for a fee of £30 to discuss your counselling needs and to consider if we can work together.

Concessions are available for students, and people on low incomes or Universal Credit.

Further information

Mostly, I like to work face to face but am happy to meet on zoom, telephone or through messaging. The fee for messaging would need to be negotiated.

Herons Court Close, Rustington, Littlehampton, BN16 2HT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)