ABOUT PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

Psychotherapy offers you a safe place in which to explore your thoughts, feelings and difficulties within a empathic and understanding relationship.  Perhaps you have been feeling overwhelmed, angry, anxious or depressed.  Maybe you have questions about your sense of self or you find yourself struggling to relate to others.  Or perhaps there is just a lingering sense that something is not right.  These can be difficult things to deal with alone and coming to psychotherapy can help forge a healthier, deeper understanding and connection to yourself as well as those around you.

I work from a psychodynamic perspective which means I believe there are parts of ourselves which we are only vaguely aware, that some of our behaviour springs from this unconscious part of ourselves.  I also believe that our early relationships form a pattern for the way in which we continue to relate to others and ourselves throughout our lives.  In exploring these thoughts, feelings and relationships we can better understand feelings and actions which can be confusing, difficult, irrational or frightening.


Feeling real is more than just existing, it is finding a way to exist as oneself.
— D.W Winnicott

ABOUT ME

 

qualifications

I qualified from The University of Edinburgh, which is a COSCA approved training programme for counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Experience

I have worked with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, self harm, suicidal feelings, identity struggles as well as loss and bereavement.  I also work as a counsellor within the NHS Mental Health Service.


membership

I am a registered member of the BACP, and subscribe to their ethical framework, which you can find here: www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php

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SESSIONS

 
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It can be an intimidating step to seek out support from a psychotherapist and it is important that you feel we can establish a trusting working relationship.  As such I offer an initial assessment where we meet and together explore what it is you hope from counselling psychotherapy.  

Once we have agreed to work together we would meet once a week at the same time for 50 minutes.


CONTACT & LOCATION

 

Please feel free to contact me if you would like any further information, or to book an initial assessment session.

laura.faggetter@gmail.com

Email

07716932605

Phone number

My room is in Bruntsfield, very near main bus routes as well as walking distance from Edinburgh train stations.  Alternatively there is pay as you go, on street parking.  

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