Jenny Ryder

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (reg BPC)
Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11
Registered / Accredited

About me

About me:

As a psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I have over 10 years experience in working in a variety of settings including: the NHS as a senior counsellor, working as a counsellor for a charity organisation and in private practice. I understand how emotional difficulties can affect every aspect of your life; in relationships, work, and the way you feel about yourself. This can lead to irritability, anxiety, depression and general dissatisfaction in life.

For many people, the thought of meeting a counsellor or therapist can be daunting. It might be the first time you really open up to anyone about how you feel. You might be worried that your problems or feelings are not serious enough or can find no obvious reason to understand why you feel this way, or you may feel that you have a clear idea of why you are struggling and of knowing you had to cope with difficult experiences, but having this knowledge has not prevented you from suffering or behaving in ways which you find unhelpful, but keep repeating.

My role is to provide a confidential, safe and secure space to help you explore these difficulties and the feelings that could arise as you tell me about yourself. These feelings may be confusing and frightening or they may be new feelings that you did not know you had. Understanding these feelings and their underlying causes can provide a sense of relief, enable changes to be made, and give you a greater sense of control over your life.

Who comes for counselling and psychotherapy?

People come for many different reasons. These can be due to a crisis point, or that things have just got to change. There may be a particular issue or problem that you would like to think about, a pattern of things that keep going wrong, or a general dissatisfaction with life that you cannot quite explain to yourself.

What happens in the initial consultation?

The first meeting, the initial consultation, will be an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself, to discuss what has brought you to therapy, to get a sense of the way that we might work together, and for us to explore whether what I offer feels right for you. We will also think about whether short term work focusing on a particular issue or longer-term open-ended therapy is more appropriate. This is also a time for you to ask any questions you may have.

At this first meeting, we will have up to one and a half hours to give you time to tell me about yourself and the difficulties you are struggling with.

What happens after that?

We will meet once a week. We will find a time to meet that suits you and we will meet at that time each week. Each session will be 50 minutes. I work weekdays and some early mornings and early evenings.

Where will this take place?

My consulting room is located between Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Trained at Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy) Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Trained at Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Counselling Certificate in Integrative model AQA (Trained at Salisbury College Wiltshire)
  • Attended Supervision Training (Severn and Thames 1 year course)
  • Certificate in Supervision (Trained NHS)
  • Short course in working with Children and Adolescents (Salisbury College Wiltshire)
  • Short course in CBT (Salisbury College Wiltshire)
  • Currently Training: From April 2019- Ongoing, DIT Training (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy at Anna Freud Centre, London)


Private Practice - Referrals from BPC register, and Counselling Directory
NHS Senior Counsellor – Referrals from GP’s, and self-referrals within the service
Supervisor of counsellors training on a Psychodynamic Counselling Diploma (WCP)
Supervisor of students and qualified colleagues in NHS

Supervisor of qualified counsellors


  • I am a registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • I am registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • I have full professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered


Additional information

My fees are:

Initial meeting - Up to 1hour 30 minutes £60

Weekly meetings - 50 minutes £45

In certain circumstances fees can be negotiated.

Further information

I have extensive experience in working both short term and open ended therapy.

Blandford Forum

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Jenny Ryder

Jenny Ryder