Dr Maria Falzon

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Edinburgh, Lothian, EH1 3LH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You might come to me after you have decided that you can’t carry on in the same way. Yet you can’t seem to change. You might have tried to manage by putting something – probably painful – to the back of your mind and ignoring it.  Maybe you did this so well that you lost sight of it – it became unconscious. But this comes at a price – you might be left with a feeling of being less than you could be.

Initially I would offer you a consultation.  At that first meeting, we may decide to only meet that one time.

If the approach suits you, and we decide to work together further, I would invite you to try to talk freely about whatever comes to mind, including how you feel about me.

In this way, unconscious patterns in how you think about yourself,  how you see/saw other people relating to you, and how you relate to people – including me – can be understood more deeply and be linked with your early relationships. This deeper self-understanding is often slow and painful to come by, especially if we’re talking about difficult dynamics in the room,  but ultimately you can risk living differently. And that self-awareness is hard to lose.

Who can benefit:

Someone who is in the aftermath of a traumatic experience may need a few sessions to talk through their experience.

Someone who is experiencing self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings and behaviours that they feel stuck with – such a person might understand their difficulties through longer-term psychotherapy.  They can develop a different way of reflecting about their experiences, so that they can get unstuck and discover more creative, fulfilling ways of living.

Someone who is depressed, who has a particular difficulty they have identified in their relationships, can benefit from sixteen sessions of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.

Sometimes a person can gain enough from an extended consultation. This can help the person to consider their difficulties from a more compassionate, nuanced, self-caring perspective.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • In NHS Psychiatry for over twenty-five years, including seventeen years as a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry.
  • Trained with and taught at The Scottish Institute of Human Relations.
    Accredited practitioner in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.
  • Led, co-delivered and supervised an NHS psychotherapy service using Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT) for individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder.
  • Trained in supervision and reflective practice with The Balint Society and with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (London).
  • Devised and delivered psychodynamically-informed teaching and group supervision on “Hard-to-Help” patients for ten years.
  • Co-delivered eleven Mentalising Skills courses across the country as founder member of MBT Scotland.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Areas of counselling I deal with


Additional information

I offer an initial consultation during which we can think together about what kind of help might best suit your needs, including considering if you may need to seek therapy with someone else, or if you need some other kind of help from a health professional. 

All meetings are for fifty minutes, with regular sessions usually offered once weekly to start with, increasing to twice-weekly if needed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Once contacted, I aim to get back to you within forty-eight hours during the working week.  I would consider working online on a case-by case basis, with in-person work being preferable.

Further information

Member of or associated with:

  • The British Psychoanalytic Council
  • Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector
  • The General Medical Council
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Association for Psychodynamic Practice 
and Counselling in Organisational Settings
  • Practitioner in Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Founder member of MBT Scotland
  • Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Practitioner
  • The Balint Society

26, Forth Street (first floor), Edinburgh, Lothian, EH1 3LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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My consulting room is on the first floor.

Additional languages



In person

l offer clinical supervision, consultation and a space for reflective practice work to individuals.

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Dr Maria Falzon
Dr Maria Falzon