About me

I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist with a practice in Edinburgh. I am registered with The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) as a member of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector. I am also qualified in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy and in Mentalisation Based Therapy.  I am bound by the BPC’s Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Principles.

Dr Maria Falzon

My Approach

I use a psychodynamic approach – much of how we are as adults is shaped by our early relationships. These relationship patterns are re-experienced in the present, including how we experience the professional relationship with the therapist.

I am interested in helping you understand how you experience your current situation, using our joint reflection about the live professional relationship between us, as well as reflecting on what you are like with other people and how you see yourself.

Sometimes difficult unfair things happen, leaving us overwhelmed and unable to think straight about some areas of our life. Psychodynamic counselling can help in such a situation – talking things through, over a few sessions, can identify the triggers and maintaining factors for this state, to help you find a different, freeing perspective.

You might feel that you have more long-standing difficulties. If so, we would consider an open-ended therapy over a number of years, to help you experience your life more fully and creatively.

Or, if you have a specific difficulty in how you relate to others, you might benefit from Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, which is a sixteen-session therapy focusing on a recurrent pattern that is getting you wound up or feeling depressed .

Who can benefit

Someone going through a crisis, or who is in the aftermath of a traumatic experience, can benefit from a few counselling sessions to talk through their experience.

People who can gain from therapy might experience a wide range of troubling, self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings and behaviours that they feel stuck with, in their work, social and personal life.

Understanding these difficulties, through longer-term psychotherapy, can enhance the individual’s ability to reflect about their experiences, so that they can get unstuck and discover more creative ways of living.

People who are anxious or depressed can benefit from sixteen sessions of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.

Training and experience