Fiona Firman, BA (Hons), PG Dip (TA Counselling), MSc (Psych), CTA (P) UKCP reg.
93 George Street
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults & young people in central Edinburgh. I provide a friendly, professional & confidential counselling & psychotherapy service to both individuals & couples. I offer face to face counselling & psychotherapy, & counselling for couples. I also occasionally run therapy & psycho-educational groups. In addition, I also offer business consultancy.
Feeling anxious, depressed & desperately need someone to talk to? Wanting to break free from the things that are hindering you & discover a more positive sense of self?
At some point in our lives we all need a helping hand. It can often be easier talking things through with someone professional, who is objective & removed from the immediate situation. In a safe, accepting & confidential environment I can support you to explore & understand those things in your life that are hindering & holding you back from being the person you want to be. I can enable you to devise new strategies & positive ways of coping in order to facilitate your personal growth & development, as you gain increasing self confidence & a more positive & cohesive sense of self.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, holding a Masters in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling from Queen Margaret University. I also hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, which is validated by COSCA. Furthermore, I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), with psychotherapy as my chosen field of application.
I have completed four years of post graduate training with Physis Training (formerly the Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute in Edinburgh).
I have just completed my MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy through The Berne Institute in Nottingham. I hope to graduate in July 2016.
I am currently working towards my Certificate & Diploma in Supervision. I hope to complete my training mid 2016.
I have worked in the field of mental health for many years, gaining an extensive range of experience. During my career, I've worked within the private and voluntary sectors gaining substantial knowledge and experience in working with and treating a variety of presenting issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, eating disorders, sexual identity problems, addictions, & survivors of childhood trauma, abuse & violence.
I have specialist training & considerable experience working in mental health, eating disorders, childhood trauma, abuse & domestic violence.
I have particular expertise in working with clients who have a Borderline process, and/or a formal diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Individual Therapy £55
Couples Therapy £70
Telephone Counselling £55
Concessionary Rate £35 - proof will be required.
I offer a FREE 30 minute initial consultation session.
I'm a member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis), which is an organisation registered with & overseen by the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
I am a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered psychotherapist.
I am a member of the Scottish Transactional Analysis Association (STAA). Furthermore, I am currently a committee member and joint treasurer.
I am a member of the ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association).
I am a member of EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis).
I receive regular supervision in line with the Code of Ethics of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
I am on the Board of NEECS (North East Edinburgh Counselling Service).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 11am-8.30pm; Tuesday 2pm-9pm; Wednesday 10am-9pm; Thursday 10.30am-8pm. Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Types of client