Fiona Firman, BA (Hons), PG Dip, MSc (Psych), CTA (P), PTSTA (P) UKCP reg.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and young people in central Edinburgh. I provide a friendly, professional and confidential counselling and psychotherapy service to both individuals and couples. In addition, I also offer a number of additional services including business consultancy and clinical supervision.
Feeling anxious, depressed and desperately need someone to talk to? Wanting to break free from the things that are hindering you and 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 and removed from the immediate situation. In a safe, accepting and confidential environment I can support you to explore and understand those things in your life that are hindering and holding you back from being the person you want to be. I can enable you to devise new strategies and positive ways of coping in order to facilitate your personal growth and development, as you gain increasing self confidence and a more positive and 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 and Psychotherapy Training Institute in Edinburgh).
I hold a Certificate in Counselling Supervision, which was awarded to me by Physis Training in 2016.
I am registered with the UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with psychotherapy speciality (PTSTA). I provide clinical supervision to trainee counsellors and psychotherapists, and qualified practitioners. I am Training and Development Lead at Physis Scotland and currently co-teach on the Foundation Year programme.
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
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- 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 attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have substantial experience and expertise in working with couples.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Individual Therapy £60
Couples Therapy £75
Telephone Counselling £60
Concessionary Rate £40 - proof will be required.
I offer a FREE 30 minute initial consultation session.
I am a member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis), which is an organisation registered with and 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).
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).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 2pm-9pm; Wednesday 11am-9pm; Thursday 10am-9pm. Closed Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer counselling supervision for student and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists from my practice in central Edinburgh.