About Me

Jackie Sawford

I believe, when we are looking for emotional support, that we need to know something about the person in whom we are seeking to trust our counselling journey. This is important in starting to build up a therapeutic relationship of safety, trust and respect.

My name is Jackie Sawford and I live with my husband in a small semi detached house in Barton Seagrave, Kettering, Northants. It is from here that I run my private counselling practice.

My whole career to date has been in the field of emotional wellbeing and mental health. I have a proven record of working alongside clients experiencing anxiety, depression, complex mental health issues, trauma and abuse, loss and bereavement and a wide range of other concerns.

My first Diploma in Person Centred Counselling was gained in 2004, and I subsequently completed another Diploma in Integrative Counselling in 2010 to give me a wider modality base from which to work.  I set up and subsequently headed the Counselling Service for the local mental health charity Teamwork Trust. We were an extremely successful and well renowned person-centred counselling service and throughout my time with Teamwork I maintained a wide and varied caseload of counselling clients. I also taught counselling for the Manna House Counselling Service in Northampton for some time.

I left Teamwork Trust in 2021 and am now providing therapy from my own private practice. My aim is to offer counselling that is welcoming, non-judgemental, empathetic and puts you, the client, at the very heart of the whole process. I have a keen interest in emotional wellbeing and a passion for working alongside people to support them, through counselling, to explore their own issues, heal from their past and present hurts, and to meet their full potential. 


Volunteer Counsellor Kettering Mind

Head of Counselling Teamwork Trust

Tutor MHCS Counselling Diploma

Private Practice


AQA Diploma in Person Centred Counselling 2004

NOCN Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2010

BACP Certificate of Proficiency 2014

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 2020

Accreditation with ACC

Other training topics include:

Trauma Training

Bereavement Training

Attachment Training

Eating Disorders Training

Mental Health Training

Working with clients with Autism

Working with Suicidality

Addictions Training

Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Working at Relational Depth

Pluralistic Therapy an Introduction

Comments from people who have used my services: Testimonials

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Jackie Sawford Counselling

07542 846837