Joy Sackett (Wood) BA(hons) MNCS (Snr Accred) Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Joy Sackett (Wood) BA(hons) MNCS (Snr Accred) Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Swans Therapy
29a Brackendale Road
Queens Park

01202 303722 / 07919 051956

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Swans Therapy
29a Brackendale Road
Queens Park

01202 303722 / 07919 051956

About me

I am grateful your taking the time to look me up. I am a very experienced integrated counsellor, psychotherapist, relationship & personal coach and clinical hypnotherapist of many years. I consider it an honor and privilege to have worked with numerous people to help them to overcome their difficulties with anxieties and stress in their lives to personal transformation by overcoming what has caused them distress and concern to enjoy a happier healthier life. I work from my private practice at Swans Therapy, in a beautifully leafy and quiet area of Queens Park, Bournemouth with my practice partner and husband John Sackett.

I use a variety of models in order to help clients in ways that best suits their individual needs such as Psychodynamic Coaching,  CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), TA (Transactional Analysis), Gestalt, and Psychoanalysis, as well as hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as appropriate to agreed needs.

I have a special interest with working with Stress and Anxiety and improving Self Esteem and Confidence issues because sadly stress and anxiety is a huge factor affecting every aspect of our everyday lives, work, relationships and society today. However, by using various counselling models and techniques lives can be transformed! Reflecting and changing negative thoughts, beliefs and behaviors into more positive ones promoting quality of life, personal enhancement and empowerment.

In addition to this I am competent with working with a wide spectrum of distress and concerns and have had the privilege of working with hundreds of lovely people within my private practice who have so frequently inspired me!

Whatever you feel is holding you back from enjoying the quality of life and reaching your full potential I am here to support you and to help you.

You can now have a choice either to relax in a beautiful therapy room or enjoy your session in a wonderfully calm and tranquil log cabin set in our very lovely and peaceful garden

I use a variety of counselling approaches, styles and techniques in order to give you the best therapeutic treatment that suits your individual needs; which you can read more about this on my website. I will provide you with your very own personalised programme which will help speed up the process of change for you and gain you the transformational results you desire!

Evidence of this can be found by reading the various and genuine testimonials throughout my website where you can also find out more about me and the services I can offer you.

My purpose and intentions are:

To support you in the very best ways possible: I believe that by my having as many skills possible available for you that they can speed up your personal therapeutic progress, and by responding to your individual specific needs you will achieve your goals and gain the transformational results you desire as quickly as possible.

I believe this approach is best as it has proven successful results as you can read for yourself from the variety of genuine testimonials and recommendations that are posted throughout my website.

My genuine and sincere desire is to serve you and provide a service that is the very best possible.

I have wide experiences throughout the spectrum of issues and concerns and my personal experiences and background has given me a specific interest in areas such as anxiety and stress, abuse and trauma, relationships and education.

And because it is so important for you to choose the right therapist for you:

I offer you a:

Free 20 min Telephone Consultation prior to your Initial First Session AND

Free first initial 20 mins of a 60 min session which is at a reduced rate of £35. In this session you will receive a thorough assessment to identify your requirements, a proposed plan and something useful by way of support to take away with you.

AND all sessions are 60 mins as this is the way I prefer to work. Most therapists only provide 50 min sessions which means that you will receive 6 sessions for the price of 5 sessions.

I work with individuals, couples and groups.

A unique and successful Relationship Coaching Programme for Couples

I run regular workshops on Managing Anxiety & Stress, training and groups - details of these can be found on my website

My Passion for My Work

I love helping people transform themselves and their lives. I also love learning, the work I do never ceases to fascinate me. I have a strong desire to keep learning more and more about the complexities of the human mind, spirit and behaviour. I really enjoy continually learning, growing and personally developing myself, my skills and abilities, so I am very passionate about CPD, Continuing Professional Development, which in turn comes back to the quality service I can then give to you. I attend various further training, conferences and workshops as often as possible, which keeps my professional services fresh and updated and maintained to the highest of professional standards and to ensure my service remains ethically safe and sound, I also attend regular supervision with my both my counselling & psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy supervisors, and my various specific mentors, and peer support groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

My present Qualifications are:

BA (hons) PGCE

Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy with Distinction

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Certified Relationship Coach

Certified Group Facilitator

Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and Coach

Certified Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner

Certified CPD (Continuous Personal Development) in various aspects of counselling and hypnotherapy Several Certificates in CPD and training in specific and specialised areas, these are too many to list, and are constant and ongoing.

My Membership Associations are:

Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society

Accredited Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society

Member of the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques

Member of the UK Reiki Foundation

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have also received incredible specialised expert training and worked within the charity sector both as a 1 to 1 volunteer counsellor for Dorset Action on Abuse, Poole and as a group support facilitator for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse. From these experiences I became a trustee and founder member of another charity supporting the Non – Abusive Parents and Carers of Children who have been abused.

Over the years my continued studies have led me to becoming qualified in a number of other methods of healing treatments including within the field of healing energy therapies to become both a Reiki Master and a fully trained and qualified EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner. Together with my other therapeutic skills these enable me to offer you a truly holistic approach and service to you should you require it?

Photos & videos

  • A Space for Calm and Peace


Free 20 min telephone counselling consultation to fond out how I can help you.

Individuals - £35 for the first initial session for a full 60 min session
Following sessions - £45 also for a full 60 min session
(Most counsellors offer 50 min sessions, but this is the way I prefer to work, so in effect you will get 6 sessions for the price of 5)

Couples and Relationship Coaching / Counselling - £60 for 60 min session

Students - £35 per 60 min session

People on very low income it is possible this fee can be further reduced, however,I will need proof of your income, as I can only offer a limited number of appointment places for reduced fees at any one time.

Further information

My private practice Swans Therapy Bournemouth is located in a very quiet residential area of Queens Park where there is plenty of free car parking.

There is also a main bus route nearby in Charminster Road which is just a 10 min walk away. A regualar bus service to and from most areas of Bournemouth and Poole are available.

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH8 9HY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appiontments: Weekdays 7.30am - 7.30pm ( last appiontment ) Some weekend appiontments may be available depending on my personal and professional commitments. Please call me to ask.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme