Welcome to Chrysallis Counselling & Psychotherapy
My name is Fiona Firman. I established Chrysallis Counselling & Psychotherapy in 2010, which is a small practice based in Edinburgh offering independent confidential counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I offer a range of additional services including supervision and training.
Counselling, psychotherapy and relationship counselling are helping processes involving a confidential talking relationship between the therapist and client. In a safe, respectful and confidential environment I can support you to explore and understand your thought processes, behaviours and feelings, enabling you to manage your life more effectively and satisfactorily, as you discover more about yourself, other people and the world.
During the current Covid crisis, I am offering phone or Zoom sessions.
Please phone me on 07842 613004 or click here to email me.
What I offer
Counselling tends to be short-term work, which focuses on a particular issue or problem solving. I will work with you to help you explore and understand your situation or the issue that you have come to counselling to address, whilst enable you to make the necessary changes in your life in order to facilitate your personal growth and development, as you gain increasing confidence and a more positive sense of self.
Psychotherapy tends to be longer term work involving a more in-depth process, exploring the past and how it influences your life in the present. I will work with you to help you explore and understand your inner world and personal experience, and the ways you have of dealing with yourself, others and the world. Furthermore, I will utilise my knowledge, skills and expertise as I explore and bring to your awareness, connections between past events in your life and your present experience.
Couples & Relationship Counselling
Couples and Relationship Counselling will give you and your partner a chance to explore the difficulties you are having and to look at ways in which you can improve your relationship. I will work with you to help you explore your feelings, values and ways of communicating with each other. Whether you are married, living together or in a same-sex relationship, it may be possible to help deal with your relationship difficulties in order to change the dynamics of your relationship, so that you can both have a happier and more fulfilled future.