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Helping you transform your life and feel good about yourself!


Helping you transform your life and feel good about yourself!

Hello and welcome to Swans Therapy, Bournemouth.

We are Joy and John, founders of Swans Therapy Bournemouth, which has been established since 2008. As professionally certified and highly experienced counsellors and therapists, we aim to help you with Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Relationship & Life Coaching and Therapeutic Services. Our approach to treatment using a variety of counselling models and techniques will enable you to overcome any issues, distress or difficulties you are presently experiencing, to regain control of your life, become more relaxed, confident and happy, really looking forward to your future. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!

Joy Sackett Wood MNCS (Sen Accred) MHS (Accred) MUKRF and John Sackett NCH Sup GHSC (Sen Accred) MHS (Accred)




HypnoReiki & Reiki

Visit Joy Sackett Wood’s specialist website for HypnoReiki and Reiki Treatments, Training and Workshops.


Bereavement & Grief Counselling


Visit John Sackett’s specialist website for Bereavement & Grief Counselling, Palliative (End-Of-Life) Care, Pet Bereavement and Pain Management.


Counselling comes under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ which allow you to discuss your concerns and any difficult feelings you are experiencing in a safe, confidential environment.

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Forget about stage hypnotists and TV shows that make people look silly, that is entertainment. Clinical Hypnotherapy is an acknowledged treatment by many health professionals, GP’s and the NHS.

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Psychotherapy takes a different approach to behavioural and cognitive therapies as it perceives our thoughts to be out of our conscious control.

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Reiki is a safe, gentle non-invasive healing system which uses spiritual energy to balance, heal and harmonise the whole being, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

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Couples Coaching

Relationship Coaching is designed for those who either want to save a damaged relationship, or resolve issues that are threatening to damage their relationship.

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Personal Coaching

In a supportive and motivating environment we explore together what you want in life and how to achieve your aspirations and fulfil your needs.

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Therapy for Individuals

Experiencing one to one Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching or Hypnotherapy, will help you to resolve any personal difficulties causing you anxiety and stress that have been holding you back from enjoying your life.

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Couples Therapy

As a couple we will work with you to resolve your relationship problems with Counselling & Coaching, helping you to understand each other better, to rebuild healthy communication and respect for a loving happy future together.

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Group Therapy

At Swans Therapy we offer you the opportunity to join various support groups as they are a great way to meet other people and share your experiences while mutually and positively supporting each other.

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Events & Workshops

At Swans Therapy, we run regular events & workshops and also can provide bespoke corporate programs and inhouse training.

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Palliative Therapy

Palliative 'End of Life' Therapy focuses on providing people with relief from the physical and mental stress of a terminal diagnosis.

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The technique created by Joy Sackett (Wood) embraces both Hypnotherapy and Reiki into one powerful yet gentle enjoyable healing session.

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Workshops & Events


Explore our upcoming Workshops and Events.

Get in touch to learn more and to book for the next event or workshop!  

Peace Haven

This has been an incredible project that John has achieved building and crafting the cabin all by himself. He had lots of offers of help but he wanted to enjoy this personal challenge and put his carpentry and life’s practical skills to the test. It has been a very satisfying and rewarding experience for him although exhausting at times, which has spanned 6 months with every free moment of his time and weekends in between working with clients and going about his daily business and activities. A great example of loving dedication, strength, creativity and pride the results are truly a work of art.

Part of the work has been restructuring the garden with the removal of a dead tree, existing plants have been able to blossom and grow and with new flowers planted it is a fantastic time of year to enjoy nature so very lovely.

It is all so gorgeous, so it is perfect to name the cabin “Peace Haven” as that is what it is.

We took great care between us to furnish the cabin to create the most calm and relaxing environment possible to further an experience of deep peace, calm and tranquillity, a wonderful place away from the everyday stresses and anxieties of everyday living. We wanted to establish a feeling off relishing rest – a retreat to recharge energies and promote healing both inside and outside the cabin. We believe we have achieved this – so come and find out for yourself, either for a blissful Reiki treatment, hypnotherapy session, counselling, coaching, training course, workshop, group activity or supervision – you are of course most welcome!

To see the full history of the building of the cabin in pictures stage by stage from start to finish see our Facebook Business page Swans Therapy Bournemouth.
Apart from the Peace Haven, we also have a Private Counselling Room in the main house which we use for certain therapies and treatments.

With the very best of wishes and kindest regards
Joy and John x


Praise for Swans Therapy

  • I have always been very nervous at the thought of going for an interview at a new school, so when Joy told me she could help I decided to give it a try. I had one session of hypnotherapy to boost my confidence. During the session I was still aware, but felt incredibly relaxed and this helped me tremendously the following day when I went for the interview. I felt so confident, focused and my mind was clear, I was offered the job that same evening.

    J. H. Poole | Job Interview
  • I was really struggling with my confidence to drive and dreading my upcoming test, but after my hypnotherapy I felt so much more relaxed and am delighted to say that I passed my test.

    J.B. Southbourne | Driving Confidence
  • The relationship coaching we received has rekindled the spark in our relationship. We both feel so much happier that we are able to communicate properly again, and have relearned how to respect, value, love and care for each other. We both feel like different people, it’s so good to be friends again.

    S. and P. Ferndown, Dorset | Relationship Couple Coaching
  • I have suffered with anxiety and low self-esteem since childhood and tried many ‘remedies’ to try to balance the never ending uncertainties that I feel. Joy has helped me immensely to overcome this, alleviating my concerns by making me understand the yin and yang of life, the dark and bright, complimenting each other during life’s challenges. She has helped me to have confidence to achieve and speak up and provided me with and advised me on techniques which will have a profound lifelong effect on my emotional well-being.

    H. Bournemouth | Confidence & Self Esteem
  • I lost count of the number of people, of both sexes, who sought me out afterwards to say what a terrific speech it was – and they can’t all have been faking! …someone even asked if I did public speaking professionally!!! You helped me do that Joy, and I can’t thank you enough! …..I know (my daughter) was happy with my speech – and it’s all thanks to your work!

    Mrs D. A. Bournemouth | Public Speaking – Mother of the Bride Speech

About Us

Joy Sackett (Wood)

Joy Sackett (Wood)

Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist & Reiki Master Teacher, Founder of HypnoReiki | MNCS (Sen Accred) MHS (Accred) MUKRF

Working as an experienced integrated Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Personal Development Coach and Reiki Master Teacher, I have had the privilege of working with numerous people since 2008, helping them to overcome what has been causing them distress and concerns.

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John Sackett

John Sackett

Counsellor, Hypnotherapist & Coach, Hypnotherapy Supervisor | NCH Sup GHSC (Sen Accred) MHS (Accred)

I consider working as a therapist to be a great privilege and with that privilege comes a responsibility to do the best I can to help you to achieve your goals. Whether you are considering counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy or coaching, I feel confident that I can give you the best possible treatment to help resolve whatever is troubling you.

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