Jody Vyner, PG Dip, MBACP
Everybody goes through difficulties in life and my aim is to help you feel a little less alone in those times. My training along with my own personal experience, has taught me just how valuable therapy can be and I hope to provide that same opportunity for you based on your unique personality and experiences. Whether short or long term, we can work together to explore and alleviate the feelings that have brought you to therapy.
For me, therapy is about working together in a non-judgemental, down-to-earth and open way to create an environment in which you feel safe enough to explore what it is that is getting in the way of you leading a content and fulfilled life.
I am committed to nurturing change and while the work may not always be easy, I believe it will ultimately be helpful and even life changing. I endeavour to be as real and open as I can, whilst also bringing the knowledge and skills from my training, to provide insight and alternative ways of approaching the issues you bring.
Sometimes words don't seem to help so at times like these, we can work creatively to explore something you are struggling with. This could include making art, working with figures, or images from around the room, writing or anything else that feels like it could help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton, for which I gained a distinction. The training was thorough and in depth and covered many Humanistic approaches, such as Person-Centered Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy and Existential Therapy.
I believe it is of utmost importance to continue to learn and grow as a counsellor which is why I regularly attend training and development days. I have expanded my knowledge and experience with various other courses such as Focusing Oriented Therapy and also Groupwork training.
Whilst I refrain from buying into labels as I believe that everyone is unique and individual, it may be of interest to know that I have experience of working with themes such as:
- drug and alcohol addiction
- parenting issues
- relationship breakdowns
- HIV and AIDS
- family dynamics
- anger management
- low self-esteem and confidence issues
- sex and intimacy
- birth and post natal period
- gender and gender identification
- premenstrual difficulties, such as PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and PME (Premenstrual Exacerbation of underlying disorders).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As I am also a trained birth and post-natal doula, I am interested in new parents and this time of great transition and change. I can work with you through this significant adjustment in your life, the euphoric highs and the challenging times when things can feel a bit overwhelming.
Sessions and fees.
It is vital to the therapeutic process that you feel comfortable with whichever therapist you choose. It is for this reason that I offer a free 30 minute chat either over the phone or face-to-face, in which we can discuss what you want and we can see how it feels to talk together.
After this should you choose to start therapy with me, my fees are £50 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes long and usually take place at the same time every week. Counselling can be long term and open ended or focused for a set amount of time. All this and more can be discussed when we meet.
I am also able to provide a limited number of lower cost spaces for those on low income or student counsellors. Please contact me for more information on availability.
If you would like to book a meeting or have any questions about counselling please feel free to call me confidentially on 07784 171 285.
Alternatively you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays: 9.30 - 14.30, Wednesdays: 9.30 - 14.30, Thursday: 9.30 - 14.30
Types of client