About Swans Therapy in Bournemouth

We have operated our successful private practice in the lovely, leafy and quiet area of Queens Park in Bournemouth since 2008.

We trained together to become professional counsellors, therapists, hypnotherapists and coaches; Which has been an inspiring experience and journey. Previous to this, we have both had varied careers working in businesses, education and public services.

You can read more about us and our qualifications on our individual pages: Joy Sackett Wood and John Sackett.

We feel that our age and stage in life, along with our personal life experiences and knowledge, are an asset, and enable us to offer you a wide range of treatments and therapies.

We are very passionate about the work we do and consider it to be an honour to be of service to you.

We pride ourselves on delivering the best confidential and professional service possible, entirely adapted to your needs.

Swans Therapy Bournemouth

We utilise a mixture of counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and coaching.

This variety of models and techniques helps us to cater our service to your needs, and enable you to overcome anxieties, pain or challenges you are experiencing.

Our treatments and therapies help you regain control of your life, become more relaxed, confident and happy.


Among others these counselling models and techniques are:

  • Humanistic Person Centred Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • BT -Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • TA – Transactional Analysis
  • Gestalt
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • NLP techniques
  • EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Personal Coaching
  • Couple Counselling and Coaching

We have found that a combination of treatments can be beneficial.

For example, we may suggest hypnotherapy to help with what would typically be a counselling issue.

Or we may suggest counselling to get to the root of what would generally require hypnotherapy.

This approach gives us a wide range of tools to help you to reach a successful resolution.


We hope you will let us help you to transform your life!

Joy Sackett Wood BA (hons) PGCE MNCS (Sen Accred) MHS (Accred) John Sackett NCH Sup GHSC (Sen Accred) MNCS (Accred) MHS (Accred)