Zsofia "Sofia" Kaplar MBACP (Registered)
South Side Centre
How Counselling Can Help:
Life is a series of changes, often for the good but also carrying loss in all its forms. Counselling can offer understanding and empathy, support and challenge, questions and a space for answers to emerge in a non-judgmental, neutral space.
It is all about figuring out human existence. I strive to truly listen and help you understand whatever issue brings you to Me.
I offer a safe, confidential space to talk through whatever is getting you down. Be it anxiety, depression or a search for more self-awareness, we can all benefit from time dedicated to working out how we really feel, why and how we could move on. Research shows it is the relationship between client and counsellor that brings about change, rather than a particular school of counselling. My approach is integrative and is tailored to what you need. I was trained in both psychodynamic and person-centred therapies at university level. I'm also experienced in short-term work using self-help materials based on cognitive behaviour therapy.
I am warm, perceptive, understanding and non-judgemental.
I have worked in both general and specialised settings, from short term to longer work with a variety of clients. As well as generic counselling, I also have years of specialist experience in treatment for post-natal depression. I can also give support to those whose loved ones are suffering from depression.
I have a particular interest in adapting to change, be it moving countries, switching careers, forming and maintaining relationships, becoming parents or struggling with not being ones, finding our own place and peace of mind in any given formation of a family.
I'm also a trained life coach and can help you identify the areas of your life that would really make a difference for you to bring about change.
I will help you set challenging but realistic goals, crystallise a plan and help you achieve it through identifying your strengths as well as what has been holding you back and support you through it.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a fully trained and experienced counsellor, having gained a post-graduate Diploma in the person centred and psychodynamic approaches at Edinburgh University. I also have experience in CBT-based work. I am an accredited member of the BACP register.
I have worked in a variety of settings, from short term to longer work with many kind of people with a wide range of issues. As well as generic counselling, I also have years of specialist experience in treatment for post-natal depression, both on an individual and in a group-based setting. I'm also available for couple counselling or coaching.
I gained my life-coaching certificate in 2006 and can offer either coaching or counselling, depending on what you need, after consultation.
I have a Master's Degree in English Literature and believe in the power of the written word to bring about change. If you wish, we may explore poetry together, I can help you find books to read that can inspire you or encourage you to keep a personal journal.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling for Post-Natal Depression
Personal Life Coaching
Loss and Bereavement Counselling
Separation and Divorce Counselling
Miscarriage, Pregnancy and Childbirth
The Immigrant and Expatriate Experience
Dialogue Between Person-Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling
My fee is £40 per session but I do have some slots available for a low cost reduced fee, subject to agreement.
Couple counselling is also available at £55 per session.
I rent my therapy room from a friendly and professional therapy centre in Newington.
I'm available for both short and long-term work.
I also offer counselling in Hungarian.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I'm available on Thursdays and Fridays.
Types of client
Supervision & training
COSCA-qualified integrative supervisor is offering private supervision at £35 for an hourly session or £45 for 90 minutes.View supervision profile