Counselling, Sex therapy for single clients & Relationship therapy for Couples
"If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got"
Counselling, Sex therapy for single clients & Relationship therapy for Couples
Welcome, my name is Jason Oddi (BACP & CoSRT) , how can I help you?
For over 15 years I have provided Counselling, Psychosexual therapy and Couples Counselling within well-established private practices and the NHS, community charities in Central London & Central Brighton.
You are welcome to call/text or email so that we can schedule a brief 10-minute call to discuss my expertise or services. The call is free with no obligation to continue
Counselling and Psychosexual therapy supports clients through their emotionally challenging times. The sessions are an opportunity to explore your feelings and behaviours around whatever is causing your concerns.
I support clients to manage, heal and transition into a life and lifestyle that offers the freedom of choice and far away from the inner turmoil and soul-destroying symptoms of depression, anxiety, fear and sadness that hampers life-affirming joy and creativity.
Private practice in Central London NW1 & EC4, and Central Brighton BN1
Counselling, Psychosexual psychotherapy and marriage guidance counselling are offered at all my venues in Central London: Morninngton Crescent, NW1, The City of London: Bank EC4 and Brighton BN1. I offer a warm and confidential environment that provides the safety for clients to explore and process their current concerns.
My clients identify from the wide spectrum of gendered backgrounds whether they be male, female, trans or non-binary, and sexually diverse groups: LGBTQQIAAP. All clients are seen and treated as equal.
My qualifications are continually supplemented by pieces of training from Pink therapy, CoSRT, BACP, Centre for Psychosexual health et al.
Membership of Governing Organisations.
The Integrative counselling model supports the emotional, behavioural and cognitive changes a client requires to expand towards a more empowered future.
We will talk through your current situation and how that is impacting your feelings, behaviour and general outlook on life. Together we will develop and visualise what your future would look and feel like.
Psychosexual (sex) therapy
Psychosexual recovery and the re-integration of our sensual and sexual selves offers a multitude of scientifically qualified health benefits.
Sex therapy and the re-development of sexual and sensual practices helps in reducing stress, slowing the ageing process, increasing blood flow, which offsets the health risks of coronaries or cancers, and in developing healthier cell-structures.
I combine Psychosexual Psychotherapy with Psychosexual education. Psychosexual education is delivered through breakouts, brainstorming, hand-outs, graduated home exercises, books and multi-media support.
The Psychosexual therapeutic package offers clients a more balanced and grounded approach that supports the exploration and skilling-up of their sensual, sexual and relational choices and desires.
Expanded creativity and joy are commonly achieved goals when learning to remodel and integrate a healthier sexual paradigm into our sensual and sexual lives.
I offer extensive support to heal from childhood and adult sexual violations and domestic and personal abuses where consent was not given. Safety and stabilisation techniques to recover the sensual and sexual self and education around consent and boundaries that empowers clients to know and verbalise their desires and choices.
Other common presentations that are worked through with psychosexual therapy are issues with a behavioural aspect, these may include erectile dysfunctions (ED), rapid or retarded ejaculation, porn addiction/ misuse of erotic imagery/ sexual compulsivity, low or hypo libido, ano dyspareunia, vaginismus and the many fears of having sex or sexual experiences.
As a member of the BACP, CoSRT and by personal choice, I DO NOT offer, nor would I refer any enquiries towards any organisation or therapist who offers conversion therapy.
Couples Counselling & Marriage guidance
Attempting to transform your relationship into a dynamic that you both/all want can feel challenging and tiresome, especially when it may feel more comfortable to avoid issues instead of confronting them.
I support clients to work towards creating a new relational dynamic. By re-building bridges and re-defining communications skills, clients can hear each others wants and needs and help to transition into a new relationship landscape with a more profound sense of empathy, trust and love.
The First Session
The first session is a consultation to talk through any questions that you may have about the therapeutic pathway, the way I work and the issues that are concerning you. The consultation helps you to experience me and to see and feel if I am someone that you feel comfortable working with.
The number of sessions will vary depending on your needs. We will have regular check-ins on how the therapy is progressing and how you are applying the skills to achieve your goals.
Marriage guidance & couples counselling begin weekly and progress on to bi-weekly sessions when the focus shifts towards re-connecting, re-energising and re-romanticising the relationship. Fortnightly sessions pave the way for couples to explore sensate and holistic-based home exercises with the goal to rebuild and re-ignite desire.
Sessions are held in :
Mornington crescent, Central London, NW1.
My therapy room is close to the main travel hubs of Kings Cross station, St. Pancras International station, Euston station, Mornington Crescent tube and Camden town tube and are easily within walking distance of Regents Park, Camden Lock, Harley Street, St. Johns Wood, Belsize Park and Central London.
49 Queen Victoria Street, The city of London, EC4
My therapy room is served by Mansion-house, Bank and St. Pauls tube stations, Cannon-street, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street, Blackfriars mainline train stations and is close to The Bank of England and Lloyds of London insurance building.
Sandgate road BN1, Brighton
My therapy room is served by Preston Park train station BN1, London road train station and Brighton central mainline station.
Why Choose Me ?
I have worked with many clients who have described their sessions with me as feeling "supportive and safe". Others have found me to be both "knowledgeable and professional in my approach".
Coupled clients have said:
Whether I am providing Integrative counselling to solo clients, sex therapy to single or coupled clients or relationship therapy to couples, it is always a collaborative journey, by working together you will be supported to stretch into a new and empowered life which meets your desires.
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 sensual & sexual journey? Would you like to enrich your sexual energy and re-connect with your sensual/ sexual self? Have you wished to feel sexually liberated, empowered and be free from sexual shame and guilt?
The homeodynamic model of psychosexual / Sex therapy that I use is a holistic approach that works with the body, mind, and emotions in union.
Unpacking and reviewing your sexual beliefs, sexual values, and sexual journey will educate you and mould your future psychosexual development.
Home tasks in the form of reading materials and exercises will challenge your old scripts and help you to expand into a sexual and relational future filled with your desires.
Fulfilling sexual experiences can heighten self-esteem when the feel-good factor floods the neo-cortex with LOVE hormones. Is it time for you 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 related to:
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 various models of counselling to aid clients during the process of emotional re-balancing, healing and intuitive mental well-being.
The initial sessions are concentrated on unpacking the distress that has brought you to counselling. Once all the unpacking has been completed we will focus on building your resources that will bring you a sense of confidence that you can transform into a brighter and more empowered future.
Here is a broad range of issues that I have worked well with over the years:
Couples (relationship) Counselling
Has your relation-ship sailed into stormy seas? Can I help you to navigate towards a calmer shore?
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 rediscovering 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 some vulnerabilities and guide you toward your hopes for the future. The courage to grieve the past and welcome in a different relationship dynamic is needed...are you willing to transform?
Sessions are held weekly and will taper off to fortnightly when the work is coming to an end.
My career and qualifications.
I hold Diplomas In Integrative counselling & a Post-grad Diploma in psychosexual therapy, and various certificated training in attachment, trauma, addictions, 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.
In 2015-2016 I worked with Mankind counselling service in Brighton attending to clients that have received sexual violations. Sexual trauma cannot be underestimated in our society, it affects the recipient's self-esteem and can hamper future relationships.
To understand better the mind, body and soul triad and to offer sensate-focused techniques that re-energise and re-sensualise relationships with the self and 'other' I trained in Holistic massage (level 3 ITEC), and hold certifications in Anatomy and Physiology. To compliment my knowledge I have undertaken further trainings working with sacred sexuality (Tantra and Taoism).
I have trained under the International school of Temple arts (ISTA), Mantak Chia ( author; Multi-orgasmic man, multi-orgasmic couple) and many other leading facilitators of energy/sexuality/spirituality. They have my gratitude for the amazing and transformative approaches to sensual and sexual healing.
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).
Links to Associate Therapists.
Colleagues from other areas of London & Brighton who 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).
Richard cole : Relational couples therapist and Emotions focused therapist , Richard holds sessions for couples only in Brighton, Hove. Bn3