Turn around and turn away from where you've been and can no longer reside.
Turn around and turn away from what has ended.
Turn around and face what lies in front of you: the new path, the new destination, the new doors waiting to be opened.
Hello and welcome, my name is Jason Oddi Tri-therapy offers :
Integrative counselling for solo clients.
Psychosexual therapy for solo and coupled clients.
Couples / Marriage counselling for couples.
Are you currently sailing in stormy seas? being swept away by powerful emotions? Is it time to navigate away from the storms to a calmer shore...
I combine many years of diverse experience within the fields of counselling and psychosexual therapy. I am professionally qualified, and hold professional memberships to the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P) and College of Sexuality and Relationship therapists(CoS.R.T). Moreover, I undergo regular supervision in line with BACP & CoSRT standards of practice and subscribe to the BACP & CoSRT Ethical Framework.
Meeting with a qualified professional provides a safe and non- judgmental space to talk about your concerns in confidence and provides the freedom to explore past or present issues and conflicts that are currently affecting you.
Sessions are held in Mornington crescent, Central London, NW1 and Ditchling road, Central Brighton, BN1.
For those unable to attend regular sessions I use skype.
If you feel that I can offer you the support that you need or you have any questions at all : Email here .
or call me directly on 07478 541 231.
I will respond to Emails and Voice mails within 24 hours.
The therapeutic process
Therapy is a commitment to yourself. Your motivation in coming to my website is a desire to want something better for yourself and your relationships.
The therapeutic work is reviewed at six session intervals. This allows space to re-set goals and focus on what else may have presented itself.
Here's a broad outline of presenting issues and timeframes :-
Erectile dysfunctions, rapid or retarded ejaculation, vaginismus, hyper and hypo arousal are the most common presenting issues and are usually worked through within twenty-four sessions. This may take longer where sexual abuse and/or medical issues are a factor (especially within couples/ marriage counselling).
Issues of depression and grief can take many months to be fully understood and worked through.
Generalised anxiety disorders (GAD), stress and obsessive compulsive (OCD) disorders can usually be challenged and transformed within eighteen sessions.
Couples counselling/marriage counselling:
Working with two people means the work can take twice as long, both parties have to un-pack some of their history and become aware of their process. Childhood sexual abuse (C.S.A) can delay the couples work as the (CSA) needs to be worked through first otherwise the unresolved shame/guilt is continually triggered during the relationship.
Our sessions will commence with a framework of supportive resources. An outline of the process and regular hometasks and exercises. My work incorporates all of the senses + the 6th sense, ENERGY.
Psychosexual ( SEX) Therapy
Is it time to engage fully in your sexual journey? Would you like to enrich your sexual energy and re-connect with your sexual self ? Have you wished to feel sexually liberated, empowered and be free from sexual shame and guilt ?
Psychosexual therapy and the Homeodynamic model that I work with is an holistic approach that looks at the body, mind and emotional/erotic desire in union. Sexual energy and creativity can enrich our relationships and deepen our core connection to our self and others. By unpacking and reviewing your sexual beliefs, sexual values and sexual journey you will become aware of repetitive cycles that have hindered your sexual and relational growth.
Fulfilling sexual experiences heighten our self-esteem and feel good factor by flooding our neo-cortex with oxytocin (known as the LOVE hormone). Shame and the unconscious unresolved sexual shadow hinders that fulfillment. Is it time to develop an understanding of how shame can damage sexual self-esteem, sexual desire and the arousal cycle? Though for some shame can enhance their sexuality and passion....how odd our minds can seem at times.
Like any routine, us humans get in a rut. An aspect of my work is to support clients to expand their sexual play to incorporate all of the 5 senses + the sixth sense, energy.
I work ethically with sexual problematic behaviours and psychosexual difficulties whether they are non-organic, biological or emotional in presentation.
Clients present with issues ranging from concerns with body image, infidelity, confusion of their sexual identity, lack of sexual energy (libido/life force/kundalini), painful intercourse, sexual compulsivity, sexual imagery use and porn addiction, sexually transmitted disease and sexual health concerns and many others.
In recent years I have volunteered at kink / sacred sexuality festivals/ workshops supporting those who wish to explore and share their true sexual identity without fear of shame, guilt or persecution.
Clients present with a wide range of symptoms relating to :
Dyspareunia (painful vaginal intercourse)
Ano-dyspareunia (painful anal intercourse)
Sexual fear and Anxiety
Sexual boundaries and Consent
Hypo or Hyperarousal
Problematic sexual compulsions
and many others.
Sexual abuse and sexual violence can have a deeply disturbing effect on relationships. Internalized shame and guilt can cast a debilitating shadow on self-esteem and can block the pleasure/arousal cycle. Many of my clients have felt freedom by talking through and acknowledging the UNWANTED sexual experiences they received. By sensitively and considerately bringing these experiences out into the open we can process the feelings for a more fulfilling sexual life and lifestyle that is free of triggering behaviors and flashbacks.
Please visit the page titled Psychosexual therapy to gain a broader understanding of my work.
My career in therapy began as an Integrative counsellor. Integrative counselling is a model of therapy that utilises many aspects of counselling to aid clients during the process of emotional re-balancing, healing and intuitive mental well-being.
I focus holistically as we work through life and lifestyle choices. The initial sessions are concentrated on discovering why you have arrived where you have. Once we have built a supportive relationship we can explore solutions for your future.
Here is a broad range of issues that I have worked well with over the years :
Couples (relational) Counselling
Your relation-ship has sailed into stormy seas, let me help you navigate towards a brighter and calmer shore.
Unfortunately, most couples seek to be counselled when it is nearly too late. I would like to reassure you that seeking outside professional support is not an admittance of failure but an act of empowerment to enhance and grow your self-esteem and strengthen your relationship.
Couples Counselling / relationship therapy is solution based and helps to resolve difference by developing a new language of communication, enhancing empathy, mediating between wants and needs, setting goals with home tasks and defining the common ground between the disenfranchised couple. We work towards re-building bridges and re- discovering the pzazz that has been lost in the relationship.
Together we can explore your concerns in a non-judgemental way and put in place resources to help you to heal and re-connect. This is a challenging process that will unearth vulnerabilities and guide you towards your hopes for the future. Courage to grieve the old and welcome the new is needed...are you up for the fight?
My career and qualifications.
For over 10 years I have provided Integrative counselling both privately and through the NHS and various charities. I also specialise in Psychosexual therapy.
I hold Diplomas In Integrative counselling & a Post-grad Diploma in psychosexual therapy and various certificated training in attachment , C.B.T , Couples counselling and level 1 in Theraplay and Enhanced adoption parenting (family support).
I specialised in trauma work and had worked for six years with the Post adoption centre (PAC) with adult adoptees, relinquishing and non-consenting birth mothers, coupled and single adoptors and families who have a placed child and who were in distress and close to disruption. The therapeutic focus whilst at PAC concerned primary attachment loss/grief, genetic and sexual identity/attraction, anger, sexual compulsivity , child sexual abuse (CSA) , infertility and secondary infertility and other related adoption focused issues. Whilst at PAC I received thirty-four certificated trainings in adoption support.
In 2010 I co-devised and facilitated a 2-day workshop focusing on the 'Recovery of The Inner child' held with Maeja Raicar author and developer of Child-centred attachment therapy (Ccat).
My psychosexual qualifications were gained at the Centre for Psychosexual Health (CPH) www.psychosexualhealth.org.uk Link here The faculty is led by Cabby Laffy author of 'Love sex'. This allowed me to expand into psychosexual work that affects both single and coupled clients. Challenging old scripts around sexual beliefs and patterning, highlighting and working with sexual and physical abuse and aiding clients to communicate their sexual preferences within new found consensual boundaries has been very enjoyable. Sex can be so shame laden but why when it is the most natural bodily need that we have as adults and is exactly how we most of us were conceived.
For the last year I have worked freelance for one day per week with Mankind counselling service in Brighton working with men that have been sexually abused. Sexual trauma cannot be underestimated in our society and how damaging that affect can be to the recepients self-esteem and future relationships. Its debilitating aftermath is a legacy left by the abuser. I work with the client to support them away from shame and further self abusive patterns and towards empowerment with their relational and sexual choices.
working with couples to highlight and support that they do not need to stay in their communication style and to support them in a new language
To understand and offer my clients suitable techniques for deepening their connections to themselves and others I trained to Level 3 ITEC in Holistic massage and hold certifications in Anatomy and Physiology and various trainings working with sacred sexuality (Tantra and Taoism).
My work is overseen by a professional CoSRT accredited supervisor and I uphold the professional boundaries and ethics as set out by the professional bodies to which I am a member (BACP & CoSRT).
Locations In Central Brighton & Central London
My counselling room is in 55A Grantham road, Brighton BN1 6EF Map here. The area is served by bus routes 26,79,46,50.There are pay and display parking bays close by @ £1 per hour. Unfortunately this venue has no access for wheelchair bound clients.
My counselling room is 5 mins walk from Mornington Crescent and Camden Town tube stations ( Northern Line ) koko music venue , jazz cafe , Camden Market , The British Library , Regents Park , London Zoo. Primrose Hill and Baker street are approximately 15 minutes away. There is on-street parking with metered access and I supply 1- or 2-hour parking permits on request.Unfortunately, there is no access for wheelchair bound clients
Links to trusted colleagues.
Here is a list of colleagues from other areas of London and England whose work I value highly.
Thomas Sherry: Psychotherapist and Psychosexual and couples therapist. Thomas holds sessions from rooms in Central London EC2 (Shoreditch and Old street) and South-west London SW4 (Clapham).
Eileen Duff : Accredited Integrative counsellor and Psychosexual and couples psychotherapist. Eileen holds sessions in Maidstone and Central London EC4 ( Bank and Cannon street).