'If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got' Albert Einstein.
Counselling/ Psychosexual (Sex) therapy for solo clients & Psychosexual and Relationship therapy for Couples
Welcome, my name is Jason Oddi (BACP & CoSRT)
How can I help you?
It can feel really challenging to identify feelings and to try to understand why us humans do and behave in a certain way. The pain and anguish that befalls us can feel like it will never end and leave us feeling at our lowest and sometimes unable to function. Our bodies may not respond the way we wish, and diet, sleep, exercise and relationships with others can become disrupted and chaotic.
Seeking out an independent and confidential therapist allows us to process our current concerns within a confidential and professional framework, secure in the knowledge that our feelings and emotions will be respected and valued.
You are welcome to look over my website and to email me or call if you wish to discuss whatever is concerning you. The call is non-committal and there would be no charge.
For over 15 years I have provided
Integrative Counselling supports you to explore and strategize resources that encourages your mental and emotional wellness.
Occasionally we need an independent ear to listen to us and help us to make sense of intense and confusing feelings.
Therapy is a process that enables you to get in touch with issues that are affecting your emotions and judgements and for you to make the changes that are needed to bring you back to balance.
Scroll down to read how Integrative counselling may support you.
Psychosexual therapy is also known as Sex therapy and is a holistic therapy that supports you to understand your sexual and sensual self.
You may wish to understand why you are attracted to whom, where your desires come from, how your culture, society, religion or family environment supported of hindered your sexual or sensual growth.
Topics frequently raised by clients range from a lack of awareness around desire, intimacy and sexual commitment, the destructiveness of sexual turn-ons of shame, sexual fears and some reality checking on sexual health.
I educate people on medications (PREP, PEP) or enhancers (Viagra) to counteract erectile dysfunction and to understand their bodies both biologically and chemically.
Unwanted sexual and physical abuses are prevalent in our society and are reflected in clients relational stresses. Do you really wish to break-up because of what other(s) did to you?
I support clients with safety and stabilisation techniques to contain and then heal from P.T.S.D and trauma aiding them to re-engage with their intimate self and re-model their relationships.
Scroll down to read up on how Psychosexual therapy could support you.
Marriage guidance/ Couples counselling helps couples to navigate away from the path of destructive confrontations or avoidance that develops into a lack of intimacy and disconnectedness.
We work together to develop new communication skills to aid empathic responses, support open communications and redevelop sensual and sexual intimacy.
Scroll down this page to gain a deeper understanding of the way that I work and the far-reaching and expansive holistic therapeutic models that inform my work.
Call me to have a brief discussion on the most supportive therapy for you 07478 541 231
Offices in Central London NW1 & EC4, and Central Brighton BN1
My offices are equipped to accommodate Solo and couples counselling in Central London: Mornington Crescent, NW1, The City of London: Bank EC4 and Brighton BN1.
All clients are seen and treated as equal.
The Governing Organisations that I am a member of:
The Integrative Counselling model is a holistic approach that 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 it is impacting your feelings, behaviour and general outlook on life, together we will visualise, and work towards your goals for therapy.
Psychosexual (sex) therapy
Psychosexual therapy 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 sexual abuse (C.S.A) and adult sexual violations and domestic and personal abuses. The supportive framework takes the form of various 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 supported with Psychosexual therapy are issues with a behavioural aspect that affects sexual responsiveness. These may include erectile dysfunctions (ED, Impotence), rapid or retarded ejaculation ( premature or retarded ejaculation), porn addiction/ misuse of erotic imagery/ sexual compulsivity, low or hypo libido ( Lack of, or over-developed desire), ano dyspareunia ( anal tightening), vaginismus ( vaginal tightening) and the many fears around having sex or sexual experiences.
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 other in their 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 would feel comfortable to work 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.
Locations that I work from:
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 located near to 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, Brighton, BN1
My therapy room is located 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 is a holistic approach that works with the body, mind, and emotions in union.
Unpacking and reviewing your sexual beliefs, sexual values, and sexual/ sensual journey will help us to understand how you have arrived at this point and which aspects of your sexual landscape you wish to explore and develop further.
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 oxytocin. Adversely, shaming experiences that may be related to sexual or sensual abuse raise and then releases high levels of cortisol which can hinder your freedom to seek out sexual and sensual pleasure.
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 their 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 be random and startling but will 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. This is Post-traumatic stress disorder or P.T.S.D.
I have spent a year of my working career dedicated solely to understanding and working with the impact of sexual abuse and physical trauma on survivors.
When counselling couples who present with one, or both survivors of sexual abuse, it is highly desirable to support BOTH parties, as the sexual abuse will have affected the relationship. It is helpful to the relationship to model to the non-abuse survivor the safety and stabilisation techniques to offer the 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 working through these experiences we can process and release the feelings that will make space 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 a Diploma In Integrative counselling & a Post-grad Diploma in Psychosexual therapy, and various certificated trainings in attachment, trauma, addictions, C.B.T, and a 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).