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

Edinburgh EH10 & EH3

About me

As a qualified therapist with a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I confidently support adults, couples, and young people presenting a range of issues through teletherapy. I draw from many schools of thought to tailor my approach to what you're needing. I offer a warm, authentic, and compassionate therapeutic relationship, meeting you wherever you are, person to person. With the ultimate goal of facilitating a return to balance and alignment, I partner with you to pattern new, healthier ways of moving through the world and being in relationship with self and others.

I have worked in a general way and I have specialised in trauma and addiction. Some of my other specialties are working with issues around anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, anger management, loss/bereavement, abuse (emotional, physical, sexual), and work and academic-related stress. I work with addressing the symptoms of the issue as well as developing insight into what underlies the presenting problems. Please visit my website for more information about the services I provide.

During our time together, you can develop more self-understanding and self-acceptance. You can gain clarity about what you want in life, rather than what you think you’re supposed to want. You can grow a deeper, more genuine connection to yourself and others. 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. 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

I earned my undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies in 2014. 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, 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.


Initial Appointment is £45 - 50 minutes

The fee per 50-minute session is

- £65 for individuals and

- £75 for couples.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

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.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


My practice is currently full however please send me an email if you would like to be added to my waiting list.

Types of client

Young people


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

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