First Psychology Edinburgh – counselling | CBT | psychotherapy | coaching
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Solenn Cabrera


About Solenn:
Works as Counsellor/Psychotherapist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • French

Solenn is a counsellor/psychotherapist who works with individual adults with a wide range of issues and problems including: anxiety; depression/low mood, stress; abuse/neglect; assertiveness; autism spectrum disorder; bereavement/grief; chronic illness; eating and body image issues; gender and sexual identity; life transitions; loneliness; low self-esteem; mindfulness; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); panic; phobias; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); relaxation; self-harm; trauma; and many more issues. 

Solenn has a particular interest in working with people experiencing bereavement and loss, belonging and identity issues, and individuals experiencing family conflict.


Solenn’s way of working

Solenn aims to support clients in harnessing their inner capacity for growth by focusing on the here and now and exploring how early life may be impacting their current unconscious processes. She takes a psychodynamic and person-centred approach to her counselling/psychotherapy work and aims to build a strong therapeutic relationship with each client, creating a non-judgemental space in which clients can feel safe to be themselves and fully explore their situation. Solenn often draws on her diverse experiences of living and being from different cultures, and her practice is deeply influenced by Buddhist teachings.

Solenn is fluent in French and is happy to work with clients who feel more comfortable speaking in this language.


Solenn’s background and training

Solenn has over eight years’ experience working in the mental health field in the USA, France and now Scotland.

Solenn has a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in Psychology from Université de Paris, Diderot VII (France), specialising in Psychoanalysis. Currently, she is in the final stages of a Professional Doctorate in Counselling & Psychotherapy and tutoring at the University of Edinburgh. Alongside this, she is volunteering at a young people’s charity.
Solenn is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).


Solenn’s fee

Solenn charges £70 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.