Zsofia Kaplar

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BACP Registered, MScPsych, PgDipCounselling, MAEnglishLit
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Edinburgh, Lothian, EH9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How Counselling Can Help:

Some days it can feel a bit too much. Do you exhaust yourself trying to cope with whatever life throws at you? Even when you feel worn out, close to boiling point or increasingly flat inside? You may feel a need to show yourself strong and capable even when you don’t feel like that. You might treat others a lot better than yourself. This can place a huge toll on your mind and body; perhaps even on the very relationships you put so much into. You can learn to carry less of life's burdens by yourself and get more out of your precious time.

What dreams have you given up on? What would you do if you could?
We will dig into thoughts of having to ‘just cope’, look at what led you here then make meaningful changes. My approach is integrative so I can find ways that help YOU. Having trained in person-centred and psychodynamic therapies, I added CBT and mindfulness skills, and a focus on compassion. I sit in your corner with gentle support, and ready to listen.

However rewarding, choosing a therapist can feel daunting. I offer a free introductory 15-minute session so that you can have a feel for what it may be like to work with me. I offer therapy via Zoom, a secure and convenient online platform. Online therapy is as effective as in-person. It is easier without travel and in the comfort of your own home.

Most of my clients stay in therapy to work through both current and past issues and I offer flexibility and a safe place to do that.

About Me:

I am warm, perceptive, understanding and non-judgemental.

I have worked in both general and specialised settings, from anxiety and depression to complex trauma and long-term health conditions.

I have a particular interest in adapting to change, be it moving countries, switching careers, forming and maintaining relationships, or moving on from when they no longer work.  Even if that is a struggle at first, we can find our own place and peace of mind in any given formation of a family, and on our own.

I have lived in the UK for over 20 years. Many of my clients are bilingual, and have lived in, or have strong connections with more than one country. 

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 university-trained counsellor and psychotherapist with 15 years of experience. I gained a post-graduate Diploma in person-centred and psychodynamic therapies, and a Master's degree in Psychology of Mental Health, both at Edinburgh University. I also have experience in using CBT-based worksheets and incorporating its concepts. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and eligible for gradute membersip of the British Psychological Society.

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 therapy for depression, anxiety, I have specialist experience gained in the charity sector working with LGBTQ+, and post-natal  populations. I worked in an NHS-designed guided self-help project with mild to moderate depression and anxiety, often improving social anxiety, self-esteem issues, procrastination and overthinking. 

I gained a 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Generic Counselling
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
The Immigrant and Expatriate Experience
Cultural Issues
Creative Crisis


£55.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I currently offer a free initial 15-minute video call to make sure we are a great match to work together.

My usual fee is £65 per 50-minute session for individual work. I offer a lower fee of £55. Feel free to message me about available slots.

Payment is by bank transfer prior to the session.

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer online appointments. Please get in touch with your availability and I will do my best to find a mutually convenient time.

Further information

I'm available for both short and long-term work.

I currently work on Zoom. 

I also offer counselling in Hungarian.

Edinburgh, Lothian, EH9

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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