Sheila Ovenden

Sheila Ovenden

RG21 7NU

Kingsclere Village Club / Library
RG20 5NH

07765 102417

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About me

Counselling for over 20 years, I offer both open-ended and short-term support to assist my clients with a wide range of difficulties and life challenges; I work with Individuals, young people and couples who may be facing difficult or sensitive personal issues. I offer you professional confidential, experienced help with personal concerns

Psychodynamically trained I have studied a variety of approaches (Integrative) to cater for the variety of issues my clientele may bring (including Narrative Humanistic, and CBT Therapies).

Supporting emotional issues, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, loss, bereavement, abuse, anger management, stress, feeling stuck, eating disorders, personal difficulties, depression, sexual issues, coping with change, work related concerns, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) among others.

In addition to my private practice, I have worked / work in various agency settings such as Local Counselling Services, Employer Assisted Programs, Ssafa, ECC Services Futures for children GP surgery,The Partnerships and with the elderly.

As an experienced MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My Basingstoke location at the top of town means easy access and ample parking. I provide potential clients with an initial informal 20 minute discussion free of charge.

There are times in your life that things just don't go as planned and you need a professional to help you to explore unspoken feelings and concerns in a supportive and confidential space.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Adolescents and Young People
  • Certificates in Couples Counselling
  • Certificate in Coaching Skills
  • Certificate in CBT
  • Certificate Working With Eating Disorders
  • Counselling GP. Surgery
  • Assessment Counsellor
  • CRB checked

Also other numerous Certificate trainings in Mental Health Issues, Self-Harm, Substance Abuse, Psychopathology, Dreams, NLP etc.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


            £50 to £65 per session for Individuals &
            £75.00 for Couples.

Session fees are negotiable across a range which is intended to take into account individual circumstances including income and affordability.

Further information

I am unavailable from December 1st 2018 to January the 18th 2019

After which the usual service will be resumed

Maps & Directions

Basingstoke, RG21 7NU
Newbury, RG20 5NH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Daytime and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme