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
I combine many years of diverse experience from the fields of counselling, relationship and psychosexual therapy to aid you in your quest to heal unresolved issues.
I offer you a warm and inviting space to process the feelings that have led you to seek support. Counselling/ Psychosexual or Couples therapy can be seen as an opportunity to be guided through rough seas to a calmer bay, a journey from chaos to serenity.
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy from The Centre for Psychosexual Health- North London
Diploma In Integrative counselling.
My career path was set to balance my private practice work with public organisations that exposed me to the widest client base possible.
I have worked for over 10 years in the voluntary sector and NHS and currently have a thriving private practice in Central London and Brighton.
Southwark carers counselling organisation as a counsellor for clients with Mental health conditions.
Ealing abbey counselling service for clients with Long term mental health conditions.
NHS at the Hammersmith Hospital for the Imperial College hospitals trust, counselling NHS medical staff (Doctors, Nurses et al )
Mankind Counselling services in Brighton as a Psychosexual therapist working with sexual abuse, sexual trauma and related Psychosexual and relationship issues.
Post-adoption centre, Couples and single client counselling for a vast array of client presentations from marriage guidance to identity to genetic sexual attraction, depression and child sexual abuse.
*I have Co- facilitated weekend workshops on Inner child recovery at the Post-Adoption centre, North London.
+ 1000's of private client hours working with clients with relationship difficulties, sex therapy and mental health challenges.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) & General Member of College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). I work in accordance with their guidelines for ethics and good practice.
Type of therapy?
My belief is that there is nothing so shame laden that cannot be worked through therapeutically. Working with sexual energy (or lack of it) and creativity can bring back the fun in relationships but also deepen our core connection to the self and others.
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.
Integrative counselling is a model that uses the many gifts of a multi-tude of therapeutic support to aid the client in their process from distress back to wellness.
How I work
Booking a Session
You can email or phone and leave a message and 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 and what you require support with. 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 discuss a therapeutic agreement and work to establish a supportive framework for therapy, weekly sessions are generally same day and same time to provide you with the safe container that most clients need. We can look at flexibility if you have work commitments ect.
The number of sessions varies, depending on the what your needs are. I am happy to work open-ended with no set end date. We will have regular check ins on how the therapy is progressing.
In a brief therapy model the focus is on one specific issue so we will usually agree 6-12 sessions although this can be increased if required.
Sessions are held in Mornington crescent, Central London, NW1 and Ditchling road, Central 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 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 blocks in our mind can hinder that fulfilment. Is it time to develop an understanding of how shame can damage our sexual self-esteem? sexual desire? and the 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 with yourself.
Symptoms are disassociation, flashbacks, anxiety of any sexual contact, fear, sleep distortions, loss of diet, extreme sexual behaviours and many others.
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 happen the mind/ body/ emotions cannot differentiate between now and when the sexual abuse happened, this re-experiencing can be 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 it is highly desirable to support BOTH parties, as the sexual abuse will have affected their relationship. It is helpful to the relationship to teach the non-abuse survivor the safety and stabilisation techniques to offer their partner support when they are in 'affect dis-regulation'.
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 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 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.
This venue unfortunately has no access for wheelchair bound clients.
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 at kings cross, St martins college of art and design, Ted baker, French connection, Viacom, Asos at Greater London House.
There is on-street parking with metered access and I supply 1- or 2-hour parking permits on request.
This venue unfortunately, has 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).
Helen stone : Psychosynthesis and Psychodynamic Counselling. Helen holds sessions in St.Albans and Hendon NW4.