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Elizabeth Firman MBACP, BA (Hons).

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Counselling Adults, Young People and Children

I am an experienced and fully-qualified counsellor with a private practice located in Sutton Harbour. I can offer you a confidential, sincere and non-judgemental relationship, exploring issues and presenting problems that have brought you here. I work with a wide range of issues such as stress, grief, depression, anxiety and loss of meaning or purpose.

Seeking therapy for the first time may seem daunting, but I have a warm and approachable manner and can help you feel at ease. It is paramount that you feel safe to talk about the challenges you are facing in your life. I am here for you. Whatever is challenging you right now, talking to a caring professional can be transformational.

We will walk together and discover the root of your issue and help to create a better understanding of it. This will provide you with the opportunity to make positive changes in your life and help you to feel and become fulfilled.

I also specialise working with children (5 years+) young people and their families. I am dedicated to supporting the whole family through any difficulties. With therapy and support young people will better understand themselves and their needs, enabling them to emotional understanding, building their resilience with a range of coping strategies and mindfulness. I am here to support you and your family to help understand these feelings but also to help with strategies using a varied theoretical models.

I am a registered member with the BACP and as such, work within the ethical framework.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss whether counselling is right for you, finding the right counsellor is vital to the success of your therapeutic journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

-Level 7 Post qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young people (currently undertaking)

-Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

-BA (Hons) Education

For the last 5 years, I have been volunteering with a number of local organisations, I spent 18 months volunteering with the Plymouth Excellence Cluster, helping to create the FAB (Feelings affect behaviour) project and volunteering in the SIP (secondary inclusion programme). During this time I have gained experience working with a diverse range of clients on several issues including; self-harm, domestic violence, anxiety, stress, bereavement and relationships.

I am volunteering with Cruse where I have specialised in bereavement, Children and Young people training, working with a range of issues including; addiction, depression, low self-esteem and anxiety.

I have completed a range of courses including;

-ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

-ABC (About Bereavement care)

-Working with Shame (Caroline Spring)

-Lego Therapy

-Children and Young people bereavement

-Sexual Issues

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

The standard rate for 1:1 appointments: £45 per session


Under 18’s appointment £45 per session


Zoom (online) counselling sessions £45

Cancellations: Whilst consideration will be given to personal emergencies and extenuating circumstances, 48 hours’ prior notice is required if sessions are to be cancelled or changed otherwise payment for the session will be required.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

At Dragonfly Counselling & Psychotherapy we offer a range of services to help support your family. Please get in touch below. These clubs are aimed at building a young person’s resilience, to better understand their emotions and providing them with many strategies along the way. These clubs are designed to be challenging yet fun as they create a positive relationship while being able to explore and have fun.

-Lego Intervention

-Mindfulness Club

-School Holiday Club

Yoga Blend
46 Mutley Plain
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 6LE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

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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

I am able to provide you with a visitors pass however there is free parking after 12 in the Miller and Carter Steakhouse. Alternatively from the bus route at Drakes Circus I am a 10/15 minute walk.

Availability

Tuesday 10am-18:00

Wednesday 10am-20:30

Thursday 10am-18:00

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

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