Jenny Lanyon, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, BPC registered, MBACP (Accred)
A compassionate listener, with practice experience extending over more than twenty years, my approach to therapy has two strands. We may focus on the themes and patterns in your story which have been with you for some time. We explore those in depth, identifying ways in which they are affecting you in the present.
The second strand is about the future you are working towards. Sometimes, a series of smaller changes may be all that is need to make a big difference to your life. At others, you may be considering more far-reaching decisions. Therapy will help you to look at the implications of a change of course, so that you can make the best choice.
You can attend therapy for a few sessions, or over a longer period. It is most beneficial if it becomes part of your weekly routine over at least four to six weeks. This allows time for exploration, as well as trying out new ways of doing things. Where issues have been with you for a long time and are very entrenched, a therapy arrangement over six to twelve weeks, or several months may be most effective.
In your first session we will talk through what you feel will work best for you, and we will put in place a therapy ‘contract’. This is an agreement to attend for an agreed number of sessions. Of course, it can be amended if circumstances change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an advanced diploma in psychodynamic psychotherapy (Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling (University of Reading). I also have a postgraduate diploma in solution-focused, brief therapy, gained from the University of Birmingham. I am registered as a psychodynamic psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and I am a British Association of Counselling (BACP) accredited counsellor. In addition to my core psychotherapy and counselling qualifications, I am a trained clinical supervisor of other practitioners.
As well as practising as a psychotherapist, I work as an organisational consultant and an executive coach. I have an MA in ‘Consultation and the Organisation’ from the Tavistock Centre, and I have trained in executive coaching at Ashridge Business School. I worked for many years as a manager of clinical services for a global healthcare company, specialising in Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs), and I have a strong interest in organisations, each of which has a unique blend of people, culture and relationships.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My psychotherapy and counselling service is tailored to you, and to your requirements. Fees are agreed between us when we meet.
Therapy normally happens at the same time each week. A session can be described as a therapeutic conversation. It is different from a conversation with a friend because a therapist stands outside your life situation and is able to see it objectively. She is able to suggest new perspectives precisely because she is not involved in the issues you are talking about in your sessions. Over time, insights gained through therapy can be integrated into your way of life.
Your conversation with me is confidential, and you can therefore speak freely about about your thoughts and emotions. Each of us tells a story about our lives. At times that story can diverge from the path we would like to follow. By sharing the narrative of what has gone wrong, counselling helps you to move the story closer to the version you would like to tell.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have worked as a supervisor of individuals and groups for fifteen years, both in an organisational context, and in private practice.