Joanne Hardman

Joanne Hardman

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Amersham & online/telephone

Amersham & online/telephone HP6
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I offer private face-to-face therapy to clients in Amersham as well as online and telephone therapy. In my counselling practice I provide a space where you can talk safely and without judgement. My approach to counselling is person-centred. I am typically non-directive in my work and I commit to being alongside you whilst you explore your thoughts, feelings or worries. Everyone has different experiences and perspectives and during our sessions I will do my best to understand your world.

Practice description

I work with clients with a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to; anxiety, addiction, anger, abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, work related issues, self-harm, trauma and suicidal thoughts. I work with young people aged 14 and above and adults.

In addition to working as a private practitioner, I have volunteered with Bucks Mind and worked as a volunteer counsellor at a youth counselling agency called Time to Talk. I currently volunteer for One Recovery Bucks, where I work with clients who are struggling with addiction. I am also a member of the British Psychological Society and have a MSc in Occupational Psychology. I have worked for more than 20 years in a corporate roles with experience in coaching, training and leadership development.

My first session

I strongly believe that we all have the ability to grow and change. I know that it takes courage to contact a counsellor and I will happily answer any questions you may have. If you are interested or would like to know more please do get in touch via email or phone. If you send me an email I will call you back at a convenient time for a free telephone consultation. During the phone conversation we can talk a little about your situation and anything you would like to get out of counselling.

If you decide to go ahead I will send you some information and we will can book an initial 50 minute session where we go through some details and talk more about your situation. I charge £35 for this first session. It is important as it gives you the opportunity to decide whether you would like to continue with more regular sessions. If you decide to continue we can arrange weekly or more flexible sessions to suit you. Subsequent sessions are charged at £50 for 50 minutes.

I work remotely via Zoom, as well as phone and face-to-face in Amersham or Chesham. Some people find that a few sessions are enough, others benefit from longer term support. We will regularly review progress together to make sure that the sessions are beneficial for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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