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Sarah Quinley, PG Dip., Dpsych, (MBACP)

Edinburgh EH10 & EH3
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About me

Hi, I'm glad you've found your way to my profile.

As a qualified, experienced therapist with a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I maintain a full private practice working online with people experiencing a wide range of issues.

My specialties include working with issues around anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, family/relationship issues, loss/bereavement, abuse (emotional, physical, sexual), addiction issues, food/exercise issues, and work and academic-related stress.

I work with people to address the presenting issues as well as developing insight into what underlies them so that we can co-create lasting change. I work with people short-term and long-term, and open-ended or time-limited -- it all depends on your concerns and needs.

Life can get really hard but you don't have just get on with it and suffer on your own. I'm here to partner with you, helping you cultivate self-understanding and self-acceptance so that you can get to finding a way of being with, or making meaning of, whatever is happening for you.

Since finding a good fit greatly influences the effectiveness of the therapy, I offer us a couple of chances to get to know each other before we begin regular sessions. This helps us to better ensure that you will get the most out of therapy. 

During our time together, you can gain clarity about what you want in life, rather than what you think you’re supposed to want. You can form healthier thought patterns and identify habits and practices that support you in your growth. You can gradually let go of guilt and shame and become conscious of what's holding you back. You can learn to trust your inner wisdom and own your truth. You can find more presence and meaning in life, and experience more openness to possibility.

To learn more about me and how I work please visit my website: www.truevoicecounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I earned my undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies in 2014 from San Jose State University. My studies emphasised the social sciences, such as developmental psychology, child development, religious studies, philosophy, sociology, and anthropology, reflecting my keen interest in the diversity of human experience.

In 2016, I completed my COSCA Accredited PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Interpersonal Dialogue). I continued my studies at The University of Edinburgh, earning a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2019. I received my certificate for relationship and couples counselling with Relationship Scotland in 2020. I also have training and experience offering play therapy and art therapy with children young people through courses at The University of Edinburgh and placements at Place2Be and Sunflower Garden. With this extensive training and experience, I confidently support clients in navigating life transitions with authenticity, grace and creativity.

I also regularly attend continued professional development (CPD) conferences, seminars, and workshops as an up-to-date and lifelong learner in my profession. I offer you sessions infused with the, latest research on effective therapy approaches.

Member organisations


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.


Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial Appointment is £45 - 50 minutes

The fee per 50-minute session is £65 


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My practice is currently full.  I will be accepting new clients in Sept. 2021. Please visit my website to join my waiting list and I will contact you once I have availability.

Further information

​I am registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), meaning that I have been approved for gaining appropriate training and experience. My work is deeply grounded in the ethics of care, respect, safety and confidentiality, which is embedded within the code of ethics and conduct of the BACP. My practice is also insured and regularly supervised as per the requirements of the BACP, so you can be confident about the help that I provide.



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Sarah Quinley, PG Dip., Dpsych, (MBACP)

Sarah Quinley, PG Dip., Dpsych, (MBACP)