Joanne Marks MBACP (Accred)
Hello, I'm Joanne and I am a fully qualified and BACP Accredited Counsellor with considerable experience in relationship issues, bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-development and matters effecting young people.
I have a safe, supportive, and confidential space (with convenient off road parking) in which for us to meet and together explore difficulties that you may be experiencing.
Occasional we may find ourselves stuck at a crossroad or weighed down with thoughts and feelings that can become confusing and overwhelming. It may be difficult for us to share some of our struggles with our friends and family and so seeking the help of a non-judgemental, empathic counsellor can be very therapeutic and healing. Taking time out to focus on and grow an understanding of our feelings and ourselves can enable us to go forward, free from some of the pain and angst we may be carrying. Getting to know ourselves and be curious as to why we behave as we do can ultimately help us to make clearer decisions, more fulfilling relationships and enable us to move on feeling more optimistic and content with our lives.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I can use skills from several schools of psychotherapy. I am continually training and gaining new skills.
I currently work with Youth Talk and have worked at Bereavement Matters (counselling adults and in secondary schools) and Signpost, Watford (an agency for 11 to 25 years old).
For counselling to be successful the relationship between us is extremely important. In order for us to meet and "get a sense of each other" I am happy to offer an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge.
Please contact me on 07802881267. If you reach my confidential voicemail please note that I do check my phone regularly and will get back to you ASAP.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
ABC Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
I am a LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationships with Parents
Fear of Death
(Concessions available please email for details)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer daytime, evening and week-end appointments.
Types of client