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Fiona Digby-Ovens MA, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Woodthorpe NG5 & Beeston NG9
07931247649 07931247649 Registered / Accredited

About me

If you're suffering with anxiety or depression, maybe feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of life, or have a sense of being disconnected in a way that's really hard to describe - well, lets talk. It really does help. Whether it's one session or more - the choice is yours - you might be surprised by the difference it can make.

With over 10 years experience encompassing a with a wide range of clients' issues, and with warm and friendly approach, I help you unravel, identify, and clarify issues of concern to you.

The roots of our 'issues' may be related to the past, the present, or even fear of the future. Such concerns can impact our relationships, self esteem, or result in self defeating behaviours, and repeated patterns that are hard to break.  Low mood, low energy, a sense of panic or powerlessness might prevail. Or, the opposite can occur as we rush though life but seem to get nowhere and feel nothing - invoking a sense of emptiness.

As this gentle and respectful exploration continues, we then look at your life in different ways - "through different lenses" - your options - helping you manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in different - more positive ways.  Using concepts from person-centred, relational, CBT, and Mindfulness therapies, we work in a way that best suits your individual need.

We are all affected by life's experiences in very different ways, and our personal experiencing deserves respect and understanding.  My role is to to support you in identifying the changes you'd like to make every aspect of your life, to achieve a different way of being, so you can 'walk through the world' with greater ease and comfort.

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.

A feeling of relief can often be immediate, followed by a sense of improved well being (both physical and emotional) as the weight of your earlier concerns lifts and issues gradually eases.

I never dictate to clients how many sessions they need as I trust in their ability to sense their own well being.  Some clients attend for 2-3 sessions and feel immense benefit, for others it might be 6-10 sessions - there's no 'norm' and it's their personal choice.  I have continued to meet with some long standing clients for over a year as they find therapy a source of beneficial ongoing personal development.  Initially it's good to meet weekly or fortnightly, but thereafter meetings can be scheduled at the client's preference.

Coaching: With over 20 years experience in training and management development, and 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.

Practising from Woodthorpe and Beeston, I offer counselling/psychotherapy on a wide variety of issues to adults and young people (aged 16+).

Appointments: Monday to Friday 10.00 to 19.00, and Saturdays from 9.00 until 16.00.

If you have private medical insurance, I am registered with both BUPA and Aviva.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more.  We can look at 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:

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Therapist

MA Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy (Accredited by the University of Birmingham and Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

ITC Diploma in Massage, Anatomy and Physiology

Apart from working in private practice I also provide services for EAP (employee assistance programme) providers and have provided voluntary counselling 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)

Training, qualifications & experience

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Accredited Therapist
MA Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy (Accredited by the University of Birmingham and Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
ITC Diploma in Massage, Anatomy and Physiology

Apart from working in private practice I hsve also provided counselling services for the NHS and  voluntary counselling for AgeUK.  I work with a diverse range of clients from all walks of life, aged from 18 to 82.

As a UKCP accredited therapist I adhere to their ethical codes of practice, and to those of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI)

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Introductory session £20 - approx 40 mins. 

Subsequent face to face sessions:

£45 per hour

(I am a BUPA registered therapist, so those with private medical insurance might want to consider this option.)

Concessions are available for Armed Services veterans and students.

Further information


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.

The Cedars
Mansfield Road
Woodthorpe
Nottingham
NG5 3FP

158 High Road
Beeston
NG9 2LN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchase access is available at my Beeston practice

Availability

Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.30, and some Saturdays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Fiona Digby-Ovens MA, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Fiona Digby-Ovens MA, Counsellor & Psychotherapist