About Me


I trained as a Humanistic counsellor at the University of Chichester and work in a confidential, non-judgemental and sensitive way.

I have worked as a counsellor since 2012 and have gained extensive experience working with two local charities offering counselling to the elderly, and people with limited mobility and also for people diagnosed with cancer, their families and carers.


Membership of Professional Institutions

I am a Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), which means that I am a professionally qualified, well trained and experienced counsellor.
I adhere to the ethical code of conduct of the BACP and have regular supervision to ensure a high standard of professional practice.
I also have experience of working as a Human Resources professional working within the ethical code of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) for coaching and mentoring.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Dip in Humanistic Counselling, University of Chichester
  • Certificate of Proficiency – the BACP accredited voluntary register
  • Transactional Analysis TA 101
  • Somatic Orientation and Treatment Training for Therapists – Prevention of re-traumatisation
  • Creative Arts Approach to Life Story Work
  • Certificate Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Other Short Training Courses:

  • Diversity
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Working with Disability
  • Drum Therapy
  • Shame and the Body
  • Grief and Loss
  • Suffering
  • Working with Dementia
  • Setting up an ethical private practice
  • Erotic Transference and Counter-Transference in Counselling
  • Dependency in Counselling
  • Exploring LossWorking with Body Storylines
  • The Expanding Toolkits
  • Safeguarding within a Counselling Practice
  • Sleep Disturbance

Human Resources

CIPD level 3 – Certificate in Personnel Practice

Contact me

If you would like further information, or to discuss how I could help, please contact me, Marian Stapley:

  • 07815 628911
  • marianstapleycounselling@btinternet.com


‘My sessions with Marian have offered me valuable space to reflect on the challenges I have faced with serious illness, changes at work and caring for teenage children and elderly parents; her calm, wise questioning has allowed me to nurture the positive voice in my head, enabling me to answer my own questions and smooth the path I’m travelling on’. D

‘Marian offers a warm, professional service. I’d highly recommend anyone to give it a try, it’s fantastic for the soul’. C