Marika Welstead

Marika Welstead


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
01903 386870 & 07736429444

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Therapist - Littlehampton

Littlehampton BN16
01903 386870 & 07736429444
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Hi, thank you for visiting my listing. I am a person-centred, integrative counsellor working using creative materials to inform my practice and aid the expression of feelings and emotions.

I am available for face2face, zoom, or telephone counselling. I am also trauma trained and value above all the autonomy of the client, providing space and time for feelings tobe explored.

The rapid and continuing spread of Covid-19 has left many of us feeling anxious and isolated. Please do not hesitate to contact me in order that we can discuss together how we can go forward together.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Person-Centred/Integrative counsellor. Having trained in a wide variety of counselling approaches, I believe that it is the relationship between the counsellor and client which is paramount to the therapuetic process.

I have over 14 years experience of working with a wide variety of clients with differring issues, ranging from abuse/bullying, PTSD, depression,  anxiety, relationship difficulties and much more.

I use creative materials, such as timelines, story boards, sandtray, stones, inner child work and art work to help memory and the expression of feelings and emotions

It is only you that knows where the deep pain lies. My work with you is to discover what will help you heal and become the best version of yourself. My approach is mainly person-centred using creative materials and mindfulness, to deepen the work. I provide a safe environment that is warm, comfortable and confidential, for you to talk and express your feelings.

Practice description

I have a small private practice in my home and I am also available for home vists. The atmosphere here is safe, comfortable, friendly, calm and private.

It gives you the space and time to explore what upsets and worries you in a calm environment. You will always be in control of the way in which we work. Only when trust has been establish will we be able to touch your pain or what you struggle with most. Gaining a better understanding of yourself and finding compassion for that authentic version of you will be immensly enpowering.

My first session

Some time in your first session will be taken with contracting, explaining the way in which I work and answering any questions you may have about therapy. For this reason I offer the first session at £20. It is an oppurtunity for you to gauge whether you feel you would be able to work with me

We would probably talk about what brings you to therapy at this time and who you have around you, who can support you. Your relationship with others is also important, so we may discuss those relationships or what it was like for you growing up in your family of origin. I have had many successful outcomes. People have been able to take control of their lives, or move on from an abusive relationship. The future can be so much brighter.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited