Fiona  Digan

Fiona  Digan

Counsellor in Bathgate

Health and emotional distress can impact all areas of our life. Work, home, with family/ friends/ loved ones. Distress can happen suddenly or build up over a long period of time. This can exhaust and prevent us being able to see our way through.

Take the opportunity to book a free telephone consultation to find out how The Independent Counsellor can help you.

Fiona Digan, is a private, professional, qualified, experienced counsellor and therapeutic skills practitioner. She has held 'Individual membership', (MNCS) status with The National Counselling Society, since 2012.

Background & Qualifications

Fiona has worked as The Independent Counsellor in West Lothian since 2010 and has maintained membership with The National Counselling Society since 2012 (MNCS).

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For full qualification and service information please visit the web-page at

My Specialisms

Due to COVID restrictions face to face sessions have been replaced with telephone and video counselling. Telephone/ video counselling is available to anyone living in the UK.

Example of issues causing distress;

Personal problems - confidence building, communicating, assertiveness.
Relationships - family, partners, work.
Health - Coming to terms with illness, post-viral fatigue, health complications, bereavement/ loss.
Mental health - find ways of managing and over coming depression, anxiety, panic attack, stress, trauma.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Humanistic, integrative, person-centred approach.
There is no waiting list and appointments are arranged within 7-days of the initial free (no obligation) telephone consultation. This can be arranged by telephone/ text/ online form/ email.
All enquiries are welcome and all forms of enquiry come straight to me. I will respond within 12hours to agree with you a suitable time to provide to you an initial free telephone consultation. 
If you decide you want to start counselling we will discuss and agree suitable arrangements for your sessions . Following this, I will forward you a terms of service.  This outlines the professional standards you can expect of my practice. If you wish to proceed to fee based meetings these are arranged within one week.
The number of sessions each individual is entirely their decision. Some people find a few weeks helps and others attend for longer.  Weekly/ fortnightly meetings tend to allow people to get the best out of counselling, as they progress through their problems meeting frequency can be reduced to fortnightly/ monthly meetings.  It really is up to you.

Link to 5*client reviews available to access on Google at or can be made available via other formats by requests.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person Please Call

Additional Rate Information

I provide a free telephone consultation (50mins). If you then wish to proceed with meetings fees are kept to a minimum cost to provide an accessible service for all. Usual fees for face to face appointments is £45.00. Telephone appointments £35.00. For those experiencing financial difficulties please get in touch as fees and payments can be tailored to suit your circumstances.