Experience Change


JackDaw Therapy

If you are struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes then you're in the right place.

There comes a time when we need some help from a suitably qualified and experienced  professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges.

Contact John or Zoe to see how they can help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

Their aim is to help others understand themselves more deeply and therefore better cope with life events. 


Therapeutic Services

JackDaw offers counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling and clinical supervision.

Couples Programme

JackDaw offer a unique approach to couple therapy with their bespoke course

Devised and delivered by Accredited therapists this course will provide you both with the time, resources and skills to heal and move forward in your relationship. The relationship could be a romantic one, perhaps a parent and child or even a friendship.

The programme is delivered over several weeks and involves a combination of 1-1  sessions where you will explore your own needs alongside sessions together where you will learn to deal with the issues that are affecting your relationship. 

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Psychotherapy and Counselling 

If you’re looking for Individual Therapy with a highly qualified and accredited therapist you’ve come to the right place.

JackDaw aim to implement effective psychotherapy models to instill self-understanding among clients and to encourage new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.

It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic cure or a quick fix but rather a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from both the therapist and client. But in the end, making even small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.

The first visit is an opportunity to find out how therapy can work for you, ask any questions you may have and perhaps more fundamentally important to ensure you feel a connection with your therapist of choice.

Schedule an appointment with John or Zoe to find out how they can help.

Clinical Supervision

Providing a Supportive and Professional Service

Both John and Zoe trained as supervisors at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.

They share similar views that the supervision relationship is one of support and challenge, and offer the opportunity for supervisees to look at their work and experience an environment of respect, care and encouragement. 


About JackDaw

JackDaw is made up of therapists John Dawson and Zoe McPherson who between them have over thirty years of therapy experience and as such are in a unique position to offer comprehensive therapeutic services.

They are both Accredited members of the BACP and provide therapy for organisations such as: 

  • Lancashire Constabulary

  • BUPA


  • Health Assured

  • Wellbeing Solutions

  • CBT Clinics 

  • Moving Minds 

  • Central London Counselling Service 

John graduated in 2001 and holds many different Post Grad qualifications including Transactional Analysis, CBT and Supervision. He has a vast amount of experience working with drug and alcohol issues and is a professional and effective therapist. 

Zoe graduated in 2007 and holds many different Post Grad qualifications such as in CBT and IEMT as well as an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Zoe is currently studying for her Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

She has a vast amount of experience and her specialist interest is around death, dying and bereavement.  Zoe also has an interest in the menopause and how this can impact.  She is a therapist who will challenge and inspire change. 


During this ever changing and difficult global crisis Jackdaw Therapy are working within current guidelines. In order to minimise risk, sessions can be delivered via alternative means such as ZOOM or telephone. This means that no one needs to deal with a break in treatment  during this time. 


"People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of."

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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Zoe was just brilliant and has honestly changed my life. I have altered behaviours  and I am starting to feel more like myself thanks to Zoe.

H, Burnley

Working with Zoe and John was incredible. They taught us how to communicate with each other and because of that our relationship is stronger and so much happier.

M and D, Burnley

John is a talented and knowledgeable therapist who showed me patience , respect and understanding. It is because of him that I am back at work and thriving.

C, Colne


Contact Us

Contact JACKDAW today to find out more and book a session.


0759 240 5814 / 0783 791 4430

Burnley, BB10 2HU