Gabriel Soler Santibanez

Gabriel Soler Santibanez


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Contact information

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH7
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My work happens through a conversation about things that affect you. Affect in the sense that sometimes we feel more than what we can easily name, and I like to help to explore those affects. I like to explore in different ways what you bring, with the body, with sensations, with the use of art, with meditation. In this way, we start getting closer to something alive, and that is pushing for expression.

I approach the conflicts from different angles; I like to allow a process to unfold in the present, using our imagination and art practices to make something emerge from it. I believe in growth as a way of change, creating the context for development to unfold. Our development allows us to see things from a different angle and change our feelings' configuration.   

Practice description

My practice is in-person and online, and I like to create a safe space for exploration and self-discovery in both contexts. With my help, you will be able to name and be more clear about what is happening in your life and start a process of change and growth. I see that many of our conflicts are based on a process that has not unfolded fully, and we need a space for it to develop.

I work through a conversation to which I sometimes add other techniques, like active imagination, arts, mindfulness, and awareness of the body. Through those practices, we achieve a deeper understanding and can also open to new feelings and experiences. 

 

My first session

If you are interested, please send me a message to arrange a first free phone contact, where we will explore if we feel able to work together.

In the first session, we can meet each other, discuss the reasons for consulting, answer practical questions and have the first sense of who we are and how we can develop a therapeutic process. Then we will decide if we start this journey together.

About me

I am Chilean-Spanish, and I work from Edinburgh. I came here to study for a master's in counselling and then a PhD. My first training happened in Chile, studying first psychology, then I trained in integrative psychotherapy. After that, I have developed my ideas about the unconscious and how certain objects are important in our development. I have also written about mindfulness in therapy, creativity and the use of developmental approaches.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited