Gabriel Soler Santibanez

Gabriel Soler Santibanez

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH7
Sessions from £50.00


About me and my therapy practice

I am a Chilean-Spanish Psychotherapists, who works in English and Spanish. I consider myself integrative, which means that I move between approaches as the work progress and different needs arise. 

I use psychoanalytic theory for the understanding of the unconscious and relational processes we are into. I like to work from the relationship we create together with an exploration of other relationships (actual and past) as constitutional of our subjectivity. 

I also use developmental theories, systemic theory and humanistic approaches. These positions allow me to open different areas of understanding of the experience of my clients. 

I use mindfulness-based techniques to work on different issues, and also to explore experientially what is happening at an unconscious level. 

I am especially interested in creative processes, and how we express our unconscious in our quotidian lives. I consider that our different creative practises, are going in two directions, bringing something of the unconscious out and at the same time changing the unconscious as we work. Creativity seems to be a force of change and becoming, which also feels true and authentic. 

Practice description

My practice is fundamentally a dialogue between two people. From this dialogue, we start exploring different areas of life and emotional landscapes.

As we converse, we can discuss different paths and ways of working. From having homework to only working in the session. From focusing on the body to focus into complex reflections. From analysing like in a zoom an event to reflecting widely about life. I consider that therapy is flexible and adaptable to the client's needs (and I allow those needs to change).


I studied psychology, then trained as an integrative psychotherapist, and after coursed a master in clinical psychology. I have been practising for more than ten years. At Edinburgh University, I did a master by research in Counselling and I am in the last year of a PhD in Counselling Studies. 

My first session

The first session lasts for 50 minutes, as any other session. In this one, we will discuss the reasons that brought you to therapy, your expectations and goals. I would also share with you my first ideas and how I am understanding what you brought. In this way, we will agree if we can work together, and sign a working contract. 

Our session is going to be online if possible, however, there is some opportunity to use a room as restrictions allow. 

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

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How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work