Fiona Digby MA, UKCP (accred), MBACP (regd)
158 High Road
07931247649 / 07931 247 649
Sometimes life becomes confusing and disillusioning. The roots of these feelings and fears are often linked to anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, self esteem, eating issues, stress at work, or loss. We can be left with low mood, low energy, a sense of powerlessness - or the opposite might occur as we rush though life but seem to get nowhere and feel nothing. A sense of emptiness can prevail. Or maybe you've reached a state where you're feeling disconnected or isolated in a way that's hard to describe? "I just don't feel myself" ... it's an accurate phrase as we seem to lose the essence of who we were, or hoped we'd be.
Working together, we offer time and attention in unravelling, identifying, and clarifying issues. We look at the influences and patterns that may exist in your life. The "why's" and "how's". As part of this exploration change occurs as we look at your life in different ways - "through different lenses" - allowing you to realise that you can manage your thoughts and feelings more effectively. The result being a more rewarding and fulfilling way of being. We can't always change life but we can change how we manage and respond to our life.
Practising from Woodthorpe and Beeston, I offer counselling/psychotherapy on a wide variety of issues to adults and young people (aged 16+).
Our time together provides an opportunity for you to explore thoughts, feelings and life experiences in a confidential, safe, non judgemental and relaxing setting. The 'space' found in the counselling/therapy relationship allows personal reflection and new insights which in turn allow you to discover fresh perspectives on life - and leave behind the burdensome patterns of the past.
As unique individuals we are affected by life's experiences in very different ways, and our unique experiencing deserves to be respected and understood. If something's causing you difficulty, anxiety, pain, confusion or distress, I'm willing to support you in achieving a different way of being - maybe finding your sense of self, the real you, or the path you desire for your life or relationships.
A feeling of relief can often be immediate, followed by a sense of improved well being as the weight of your earlier concerns lifts and issues are gradually resolved.
Coaching: Also, by extending therapeutic insights into the field of coaching, I am available to offer personal development for those who feel they have yet to reach their full potential.
Appointments: Monday to Friday daytime and early evening, and Saturdays from 9.00am until 1.00pm.
Feel free to give me a call if you would like to know more. We can talk about how you're feeling, whether I can be of help, expand on the counselling process, or consider alternative avenues which may be of help.
Home Visiting: For those who are unable to travel, I offer home visits within a five mile radius of Woodthorpe. (Home visits require a suitable quiet space where we can work together in privacy and without interruption.)
Training, qualifications & experience
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Therapist
MA Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy (Accredited by the University of Birmingham and Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
ITC Diploma in Massage, Anatomy and Physiology
Apart from working in private practice I also provide counselling services for the NHS and have provided voluntary couselling for AgeUK. I work with a diverse range of clients from all walks of life, aged from 18 to 82.
As a UKCP registered therapist and member of BACP I adhere to their ethical codes of practice, and to those of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also welcome the opportunity of working with those diagnosed with Aspergers -providing an understanding and supportive relationship in what can often seem a frustrating and alienating world.
An initial 40 minute introductory meeting is free of charge.
£45 per hour
Concessions are available for Armed Services veterans, students and those on low incomes.
Both practice venues are easily accessible from Nottingham City Centre. Woodthorpe is also a short distance from Sherwood, Arnold, Oxton, Southwell, Calverton, Woodborough, and Mapperley. Beeston is a short distance from Wollaton, Chilwell, Bramcote, Long Eaton, Toton, Queen hospital, the University of Nottingham campus, and Lenton. Free parking is available at both locations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.30, and some Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|