Fiona Firman, BA (Hons), PG Dip (TA Counselling), MSc (Psych), CTA (P) UKCP reg.

Fiona Firman, BA (Hons), PG Dip (TA Counselling), MSc (Psych), CTA (P) UKCP reg.

Forsyth House
93 George Street

07842 613004

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Forsyth House
93 George Street

07842 613004

About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


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.

Further information

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

Edinburgh, EH2 3ES

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday 11am-8.30pm; Tuesday 2pm-9pm; Wednesday 10am-9pm; Thursday 10.30am-8pm. Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults