Joan Crooks BACP Senior Acrredited Psychotherapist

Joan Crooks BACP Senior Acrredited Psychotherapist

Hemel Hempstead

07759 795181

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About me

I provide a relaxed but professional environment where individuals or couples can work on issues that are causing distress and anxiety. You can gain confidence and gradually speak about sensitive issues and find some resolution to your problems. In particular disturbances from your past can cause anxiety, unhappiness, even depression. I offer you sensitive paced help so you can understand and gain relief from these symptoms. My initial consultation helps us to explore what type of help you are looking for. This may be open ended, offering clients an opportunity to explore difficult areas and understand themselves and their relationships better so they make more informed and creative choices. I can also offer time-limited counselling, if appropriate, which will focus on agreed issues for a specific number of sessions and help you to deal with that area more constructively.
I continue to train in specialist areas to keep my practice up to date.
I have regular supervision  which helps me reflect on my work.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have professional Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over seventeen years of experience in private practice and the NHS. I see individuals and couples. I am a senior accredited therapist with BACP. I am accredited to a private healthcare provider.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Qualification, WPF Kensington               

Cert in Psychosexual Studies, Tavistock Centre for Couples relationships
PG DIP Psychodynamic Counselling, University of Hertfordshire
Cert in Psychodynamic Supervision, University of Leicester
BA Applied Social Studies, University of Hertfordshire

I have previously worked for over seventeen years in the caring professions and have promoted emotional well being with individuals and couples.

I work in private practice
I am registered with a private health care provider.

I have provided counselling to the NHs, Police and to some private companies.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced in seeing trainee Counsellors, who are needing to see a Counsellor or Psychotherapist as part of their course requirements. 

People looking for greater meaning in life
Young adults searching for meaning and motivation
Women with issues related to their children
Carers of relatives with physical or mental health problems
Men struggling with issues of masculinity
Men and women with gender issues
Older people concerned about retiring
Long term health issues
Self-image and identity                                                                                                     Couples who are needing to work out their relationship difficulties


My usual fee is £60 per session for individuals
I have some concessionary places if there is a special reason for this, which can be negotiated in the first session

My usual fee for couples is £75

My fee for individual supervision is £60

Further information

I am a qualified Supervisor for Counsellors & Psychotherapists. I see individuals and also work with supervisees in small groups. I offer supervision for long term work and short term focussed work.
I have taught trainee Counsellors on Certificate and Diploma Courses for a local counselling organisation, Herts and Beds Counselling Foundation.

I adhere to the BACP ethical code of practice, this means I have regular supervision, consultation and ongoing training which ensures my work is safe and up to date.

My consulting room, which is attached to my home in Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead is convenient for people coming from the M1, M25 and A41. I see people who live in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

Maps & Directions

Hemel Hempstead, HP1

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 user access:


I work office hours but also have some evening sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a trained and experienced Psychodynamic Supervisor.

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