Jenny Lanyon

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Psychotherapist and Counsellor, BPC reg., MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7JL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer both in-person and online therapy to individuals and couples. 

In my practice, I see both individuals and couples. I am a compassionate listener, with practice experience extending over more than twenty-seven years. My approach to therapy has two strands. A central focus is 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 still affecting you in the present.

The second strand is about changes 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 other times, you may be considering more far-reaching decisions which require longer and deeper exploration. 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 defined number of sessions, or over a longer period. It is most beneficial if it becomes part of your weekly routine over at least 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 several months or more will be most effective. 

The initial assessment session is an opportunity to explore your background and history, as well as the issues which have brought you to therapy.  We decide together whether psychotherapy will be helpful in resolving the issues, and we agree a way forward in terms of number of sessions. This can be reviewed and amended at any time. 

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 a teacher of students on a BPC and BACP registered counselling diploma course. 

Alongside my practice as a psychotherapist, I have worked as an organisational consultant and an executive coach. I have a Master's degree 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 senior 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Additional information

A psychotherapy session for an individual client lasts for fifty minutes and costs £60.

A session for a couple lasts for sixty minutes and costs £70.

Initial assessment sessions are charged at the same rate as subsequent sessions.

Further information

Therapy normally happens at the same time each week, providing a stable and dependable reflective space. A session is part of an ongoing 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 understanding of your self. 

Your conversation with me is confidential, and you can therefore speak freely about about your thoughts and emotions. Each of us tells ourselves 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, over time, therapy helps you to move the story closer to the version you would like to tell. 

The Practice Rooms, The Old Bakehouse, 2A South Parade, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7JL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I have worked as a supervisor of individuals and groups for more than fifteen years, both in an organisational context, and in private practice.

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Jenny Lanyon
Jenny Lanyon