Zsofia Kaplar

Edinburgh, Lothian, EH9 1PY
Edinburgh, Lothian, EH9 1PY

About me


How Counselling Can Help:

Life is a series of changes, often carrying a sense of loss but also the seeds of a positive transformation.

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.

At times, we may not even know why we seek counselling but a theme will emerge.

Counselling can facilitate a new understanding of ourselves, our different relationships and our place in the world. We can reassess our hopes and fears and work towards the difference we'd like to make.

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.

If suitable, I can offer more guidance on how to live through and improve present symptoms of past issues.

We can also process trauma at your own pace in a safe environment.

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 and mindfulness techniques.


About Me:

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 and approaches.

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.


Life Coaching:

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 using CBT-based worksheets and incorporating its concepts. 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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Generic Counselling
Depression
Anxiety
Stress
Counselling for Post-Natal Depression
Personal Life Coaching
Loss and Bereavement Counselling
Low Self-Esteem
Separation and Divorce Counselling
Career Counselling
Miscarriage, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Child-related Issues
Family Issues

Recovering from Narcissistic Abuse
Integrative Counselling
Dialogue Between Person-Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling
LGBT issues
Gender Issues
Change
The Immigrant and Expatriate Experience
Cultural Issues
Creative Crisis

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

My full fee is £55 per 50-minute session for individual work. I offer lower cost sessions at £45.

Payment is to be made either in cash at the end of the session or by bank transfer before the session.

A full fee is charged for cancellations with less than 48 hours unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

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.

South Side Centre
86 Causewayside
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH9 1PY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Hungarian

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I offer online counselling in case of access issues to rooms in the therapy centre.

Availability

During the ongoing situation due to COVID-19, I'm only able to offer online appointments. Thank you for your understanding and keeping both of us safe.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

COSCA-qualified integrative supervisor is offering private supervision at £40 for an hourly session or £55 for 90 minutes.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Zsofia Kaplar

Zsofia Kaplar