Elizabeth Firman

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MBACP, BA (Hons)
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Plymouth, Devon, PL4 7AF
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About me

Counselling Adults, Young People and Children

I am an experienced and fully-qualified counsellor with a private practice located on Mutley Plain. 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

-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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

The standard rate for 1:1 appointments: £50 per session

Under 18’s appointment £50 per session

Zoom (online) counselling sessions £50

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday 8:30-21:00

Wednesday 7:00-17:00

Thursday 8:00-15:00

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

Cherry Tree House, Dragonfly Well-Being Centre, 34 Mannamead Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 7AF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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46 Mutley Plain PL4 6LE. There are two car parks with 3 hours free parking and these are Napier Terrance or Mutley Barracks. There is also free parking on the surrounding roads.

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