Jody Vyner, PG Dip, MBACP

Jody Vyner, PG Dip, MBACP

East Sussex

07784 171285

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East Sussex

07784 171285

About me

Meet me.

My name is Jody and I am a humanistic counsellor who provides warmth, understanding and support within a counselling relationship based on sincerity and equality.

I have worked with a variety of clients with a range of issues, however rather than seeing a person as an issue or a list of problems, I am interested in getting to know who you are and how you feel in the world. 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 comfortable enough to explore what it is that you most need and help you find a way towards a more content and fulfilled life.

I do not claim to ‘know all the answers’ and will not push you into a place where you do not feel comfortable. However I am committed to nurturing change and will 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 are not quite enough to express the depth of your experience. At times like these, if you would like to, 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

My Training.

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 am currently undertaking training in Focusing Oriented Therapy and also Groupwork.

My experience.

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:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • bereavement
  • homelessness
  • 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
  • sex
  • sexuality.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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 £45 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 discounted spaces for those on low income or student counsellors. Please contact me for more information on availability.

Further information

Contact me.

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

Maps & Directions

Newick, BN8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays: 9.30 - 14.30 Thursday: 9.30 - 14.30

Types of client

Young people
Older adults