Fiona Firman

Fiona Firman

Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychotherapy in Edinburgh

Member Organisation(s): UKCP

Insurance: PPS

Therapy Provides:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychotherapy, Stress Management

Therapy Provides:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychotherapy, Stress Management

Forsyth - 93 George St. Edinburgh

Billing and Insurance


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): £55/session

Counselling: £55/session

Psychotherapy: £55/session

Stress Management: £55/session

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Member Organisation(s): UKCP

Insurance: PPS

Therapy Provides:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychotherapy, Stress Management

About Fiona Firman

My name is Fiona Firman. I established Chrysallis Counselling & Psychotherapy in 2010, which is a small practice based in Edinburgh offering independent & confidential counselling & psychotherapy for individuals & couples.

I offer face to face counselling & psychotherapy, & counselling for couples. I also offer a range of other services including: individual telephone counselling, therapy & psycho-educational groups, & business consultancy. In addition, I am a qualified supervisor, & offer clinical supervision to both trainee & qualified counsellors & psychotherapists.

Counselling, psychotherapy & relationship counselling are helping processes involving a confidential talking relationship between the therapist & client. In a safe, respectful & confidential environment I can support you to explore & understand your thought processes, behaviours & feelings, enabling you to manage your life more effectively & satisfactorily, as you discover more about yourself, other people & the world.

I was born in Northern Ireland & studied at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, obtaining a BA Honours degree in Humanities. I have lived in Edinburgh since 2002 & have worked in the field of mental health for over 14 years gaining an extensive range of experience. During my career I have worked within the private & voluntary sectors, gaining substantial knowledge & experience in working with people who experience severe & enduring mental health difficulties, & working with adult survivors of childhood trauma &/or abuse, as well as anxiety, depression, self harm & addictions.

My training, work experience and any achievement

I trained to be a psychotherapist having first come to therapy as a client & experienced the profound benefits in my own life. I began retraining as a counsellor/psychotherapist in 2005, & have acquired over 3000 hours of clinical experience in working with & treating a variety of presenting issues including:

anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, panic attacks, assertiveness, anger management, relationship difficulties, work-related problems, bereavement, self-harm, eating disorders, sexual identity problems, addictions, personality problems, survivors of trauma, abuse & violence.

I have specialist training & considerable experience in working with & treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders & survivors of trauma, abuse & violence.

I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist & supervisor, holding a Masters in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy from Middlesex University & a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis from Queen Margaret University. I also hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis, which is validated by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland). Furthermore, I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), with psychotherapy as my chosen field of application.

I hold a Certificate in Counselling Supervision, awarded by Physis Training in Edinburgh. I am currently working towards my Diploma in Counselling Supervision, & hope to complete it in October 2016.

I have completed four years of post graduate training and professional development through The Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (now Physis Training Ltd).

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 registered psychotherapist (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).

I am a member of the Scottish Transactional Analysis Association (STAA), which seeks to promote TA in Scotland. I am currently an STAA committee member and joint treasurer.

I hold an ongoing training contract with EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis)

My practice is supervised according to the UK Association for Transactional Analysis & UKCP. I attend ongoing personal therapy, training & professional development. Furthermore, my practice is fully covered by professional indemnity insurance provided by the Psychologist Protection Society, who are based in Alloa.

Further Information

I have a special interest in working with people who have a Borderline process and/or are formally diagnosed as having Borderline Personality Disorder.

Age I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Other concerns & issues I deal with

Concerns & issues I deal with

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Affairs
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Avoidant Personality
  • Disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Boredom
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
  • Compulsive Behaviour
  • Couple Relationships
  • Cultural Issues
  • Debt
  • Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)
  • Depression
  • Disaster
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Ethics
  • Exhaustion
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gay Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Headaches
  • Hysteria
  • Impotency
  • Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)
  • Impulsive Behaviour
  • Inertia
  • Infertility
  • Inhibitions
  • Integration of Experience
  • Isolation
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Manipulative Behaviour
  • Marriage (Marital Relations)
  • Meaningless
  • Mediation
  • Melancholia
  • Mens Issues
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Miscarriage
  • Morality
  • Mothering
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Neurosis
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal Relationships
  • Personality Disorders (PD)
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Physical Illness
  • Post Natal Depression (PND)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psychosis
  • Race
  • Rape
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Religion
  • Repetitive Negative Patterns
  • Sadness
  • Same Sex Relationships
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self Development
  • Self Harm
  • Separation
  • Sex
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Shame
  • Shyness
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Social Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Terminal Illness
  • Tiredness
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
  • Trichotillomania
  • Unresolved Issues
  • Weight Loss
  • Work Stress

Therapy Provides

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stress Management

Price List

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): £55/session
  • Counselling: £55/session
  • Psychotherapy: £55/session
  • Stress Management: £55/session

Special Online Booking Offers

I offer a FREE initial consultation, which gives you an opportunity to meet with me & determine if I am the right "fit" for you. It also provides me with an opportunity of meeting with you & establishing if I am the right person to support you.

I have a limited number of concessionary places which are available to students, the unemployed & those on a low income - proof will be required.

I offer onsite visits to companies, providing individual counselling to local businesses who don’t already have a counselling service for employees.

I also provide stress control workshops, which focus on various topics specific to mental health, for example: emotional wellbeing, confidence building, assertiveness, how to manage stress & anxiety. Workshops are co-facilitated with my colleague, Eileen Docherty.

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