Welcome to the website for 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 & psychotherapy for individuals & couples.
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.
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 & understand your situation or the issue that you have come to counselling to address, & enable you to make the necessary changes in your life in order to facilitate your personal growth & development, as you gain increasing confidence & a more positive sense of self.
Psychotherapy tends to be longer term work involving a more in-depth process, exploring the past & how it influences your life in the present. I will work with you to help you explore & understand your inner world & personal experience, & the ways you have of dealing with yourself, others & the world. Furthermore, I will utilise my knowledge, skills & expertise as I explore & bring to your awareness, connections between past events in your life & your present experience.
Couples & Relationship Counselling will give you & your partner a chance to explore the difficulties you are having & to look at ways in which you can improve your relationship. I will work with you to help you explore your feelings, values & 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 & more fulfilled future.
Have a browse around my website in order to find out more about me & how I work. It's imperative for you to feel comfortable with your therapist, which is one of the reasons I offer a free 30 minute mutual consultation.
If you'd like to hear more about the work I do, please call me on 07842613004.