Counselling, Sex therapy & Relationship therapy for Single and Coupled clients
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 MBACP & CoSRT
As a Counsellor and Integrative Psychosexual & relationship therapist, I lean on a wealth of experience to aid your transformation from whatever has brought you here.
I have worked for over 10 years in the voluntary sector and NHS and I currently have a thriving private practice in Central London and Brighton.
I hold counselling sessions in warm and accessible rooms that provide my clients with the confidentiality that aids their emotional growth.
Through the counselling process, your discoveries and self-awareness will become the furnace for you to change and develop your future.
The soil for growth are the boundaries of regular sessions, the empathic responses, and the trust that develops between the client(s) and therapist.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) & a General Member of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). I work in accordance with their guidelines for ethics and good practice.
Integrative counselling is a model that uses the many gifts of humanistic, cognitive and behavioural support to aid the client in their process from distress back to wellness. Counselling provides the space for the client to expand on their current distress. Once this subsides, there is a cognitive and emotional shift towards a more empowered future.
Psychosexual (sex) therapy
Working with sexual energy (or lack of it) and incorporating creativity can bring back the fun in relationships but also deepen our core connection to the self and others. Sexual violations and abuse are common as are erectile dysfunctions, rapid or retarded ejaculation, porn addiction, low libido, sexual identity, ano dyspareunia, vaginismus and fear of sex and many others. All psychosexual conditions and symptoms can be worked through so that you can come to a place of understanding of how the mind helps or hinders your bodies needs and desires.
Sexual health and well-being
Often we ignore nurturing our sexual selves. Re-connecting with our sexuality and sexual energy has a multitude of scientifically qualified health benefits in reducing stress, slowing the ageing process, feeling more connected, alive and self-caring, increasing blood flow so offsetting health risks of coronaries or cancers and developing healthier cell-structures. Expanded creativity and joy are common payoffs when we learn to remodel and integrate a healthier sexual paradigm.
Clients come from sexually diverse backgrounds ( LGBTQIIH & non-binary). All clients are seen and treated as equal.
Couples Counselling & Marriage guidance
I mediate between couples to find common ground. We work towards re-building bridges and re-defining communications skills. I aid couples to hear each others wants and needs and how to transition into a new relationship landscape. Trust and intimacy are cornerstones of the work and may need to be remodelled after infidelity.
How I work
Booking a Session
You can email me or call to arrange an assessment. I will respond within 24 hours Monday - Friday.
The First Session
The first session is an initial assessment to talk about the issues that are concerning you. This allows you to experience me as a therapist, how I work, and to see if I am someone that you will feel comfortable talking to.
Frequency and Length of Sessions
We will establish a supportive framework for therapy. Weekly sessions are preferable and regulated to the same day and time (where possible). We can look at flexibility if you have work commitments etc.
The number of sessions will vary depending on your needs. We will have regular check-ins on how the therapy is progressing.
In a brief therapy model, the focus is on one specific issue. We will apply a 6-12 sessions model although this can be increased if required.
Marriage guidance, couples counselling sessions begin weekly and move on to fortnightly sessions when the focus shifts towards re-connecting, re-energising and re-romanticising the relationship.
Sessions are held in Mornington crescent, Central London, NW1 and Ditchling road, Central Brighton, BN1 and Sandgate road, Brighton BN1.
I offer skype sessions for international clients and those unable to attend due to disability or hectic life pressures.
Why Choose Me?
Clients that I have worked with previously have described their sessions with me as supportive and safe.They have found me to be both knowledgeable and professional in my approach and my empathic responses has deepened our work.
Meeting with a qualified professional provides a safe and non-judgmental space for you to talk about your concerns in confidence.
Whether I am providing counselling to single clients, sex therapy to single or coupled clients or relationship therapy to couples, it is a collaborative journey. Together we shall work through whatever presents itself.
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.
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 is an holistic approach that works with the body, mind and emotional/erotic desire in union.
Sexual energy and sexual 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 can set an intention to enhance your sexual and relational growth into a sexually charged and empowered future.
Fulfilling sexual experiences can 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 blocks in our mind can hinder that fulfilment. Is it time to develop an understanding of how shame can damage your sexual self-esteem? your sexual desire? and your arousal cycle?
I work ethically with sexual problematic behaviours and psychosexual difficulties whether they are non-organic, biological or emotional in presentation.
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 issues or needs related to:
Dyspareunia (painful vaginal intercourse)
Ano-dyspareunia (painful anal intercourse)
Childhood Sexual abuse (CSA)
Sexual fear and Anxiety
Sexual boundaries and Consent
Transphobia and Homophobia
Porn addiction / erotic imagery misuse
Fear of sex
Lack of sexual experience
Hypo or Hyperarousal
Intimacy and avoidance
and many others.
Sexual abuse and sexual violence can have a deeply disturbing effect on relationships. Internalised shame and guilt can cast a debilitating shadow on self-esteem and can block the pleasure/arousal cycle.
Working with sexual abuse in women and men follows the same path...to coach and support the client with safety and stabilisation techniques. These techniques offer the client tools to access when they are outside of the therapeutic room.
Sexual abuse and childhood sexual abuse, in particular, may have already damaged many of your relationships and especially the relationship with your self.
Symptoms of disassociation, flashbacks, an anxiety of sexual contact, fear, sleep distortions, loss of diet, extreme sexual behaviours and many others may occur.
The onset of these symptoms may come out of the blue but will more than likely be triggered by an innocuous touch, smile, image, smell or feeling. When the symptoms begin the mind/ body/ emotions cannot differentiate between now and when the sexual abuse happened, this re-experiencing can feel devastating.
I have spent a year of my working career dedicated solely to understanding and working with the impact of sexual and physical trauma on survivors.
When counselling couples who present with one or either surviving sexual abuse, it is highly desirable to support BOTH parties, as the sexual abuse will have affected their relationship. It is helpful to the relationship to model to the non-abuse survivor the safety and stabilisation techniques to offer their partner support when they are in 'affect dis-regulation'.
Many clients have felt freedom by talking through and acknowledging their sexually abusive histories. By sensitively and considerately bringing these experiences out into the open we can process the feelings for a more fulfilling life and lifestyle that is free of triggering behaviours and flashbacks.
Please visit the page titled Psychosexual therapy to gain a broader understanding of my work in the field of Psychosexual and sex therapy.
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
Has your relation-ship sailed into stormy seas ? Can I help you to navigate towards a calmer shore ?
Unfortunately most couples seek to be counselled when it is nearly over. 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 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 estranged couple. We work towards re-building bridges and re- discovering the pizazz 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 your 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 hold Diplomas In Integrative counselling & a Post-grad Diploma in psychosexual therapy and various certificated training in attachment, C.B.T, and level 1 in Theraplay, and Enhanced adoption parenting (family 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 achieved at the Centre for Psychosexual Health (CPH) www.psychosexualhealth.org.uk Link here The faculty is led by Cabby Laffy author of 'Love sex'. Psychosexual issues affect both single and coupled clients.
Since 2015 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 the damaging effect it can have to the recipient's self-esteem and future relationships.
To understand better the mind, body and soul triad and to offer sensate-focused techniques I trained in Holistic massage (level 3 ITEC) and hold certifications in Anatomy and Physiology and various training 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 though you can park directly outside the venue ( a note should be left on your dashboard)
This venue, unfortunately, has no access for wheelchair bound clients.
The venue is one mile (steep) walk from Preston park mainline train station.
My counselling room is 5 mins walk from Mornington Crescent and Camden Town tube stations ( Northern Line).
Nearby are koko's music venue , The jazz cafe, Camden Market, The British Library, Regents Park and London Zoo. Primrose Hill and Baker street are approximately 10 minutes walk.
Local business head offices include Google and youtube at kings cross, St martins college of art and design, Ted baker, French connection, Viacom and Asos at Greater London House.
There is on-street parking with metered access and I supply 1- or 2-hour parking permits on request cost £1.50 per hour). There is also metered access at £4.80 per hour.
This venue unfortunately, has no access for wheelchair bound clients.
Links to Associate Therapists.
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).
Helen stone : Psychosynthesis and Psychodynamic Counselling. Helen holds sessions in St.Albans and Hendon NW4.