Locations 

True Voice Counselling operates from two locations in Edinburgh. Sarah works with young people, adults, and couples from The Life Academy and Calm on Canning Street

The Life Academy 

Address: 3B Green Hill Park, Edinburgh, EH10 4DW

Email: truevoicecounselling@outlook.com

Calm on Canning Street

Address: 16 Canning Street, Edinburgh,  EH3 8EG 

Email: truevoicecounselling@outlook.com

© 2019 by Dr.Sarah Quinley

Welcome

First of all, well done you for taking this step towards exploring aspects of your life that you would like to change. Let's face it, being human can be really hard at times. It can also be full of joy and excitement and connection. It's inevitable that we will face challenges in our lives and we will need support. We are, after all, interdependent, meaning that humans, by nature, need each other to survive, heal and thrive. 

For our sessions, you can show up exactly how you are: depressed, anxious, heartbroken, unsure, rundown, burntout, grieving, confused, lost, angry, nervous....no matter what you are experiencing, I offer a space that is reliable and accepting so you can experience whatever is going on for you without judgement.

I bring empathy and compassion to our therapeutic relationship as well as extensive training and clinical experience. I ask a lot of questions and help you to name and get curious about whats happening for you. I meet you not as a expert, but as a collaborative guide who values and deeply respects who you are and the wisdom you already have about yourself.

I work with teens, adults, and couples through a pluralistic approach, meaning that I draw from many schools of thought to meet the diverse needs of my clients. My work has a central tenet of placing the importance on the relationship in which you feel understood and fully heard.

 

In our work together, we may laugh and cry; we may be silent and interactive. When you're ready, I'll encourage you to lean into what's difficult and go past your comfort zone so you can begin to see what you're truly capable of. Through it all, I support you in moving towards where ever you would like to go on your way to better health and wellbeing. 

Services

 
Individual Therapy 

I have worked with individuals of all ages presenting a range of issues including (but not limited to): 

  • low self-esteem/self worth

  • trauma 

  • addiction

  • depression spectrum

  • anxiety spectrum

  • stress/overwhelm/burnout

  • sleep problems

  • issues around food

  • psychosomatic issues

  • loss/bereavement 

  • anger/violent thoughts

  • academic/work stress

  • communication issues

  • serious illness 

  • relationship difficulties

  • creative blocks

  • abuse (sexual, physical, and emotional)

 

Couples Therapy 

You may wish to come see me for couples counselling for many reasons

  •  perhaps trust has been broken

  • arguments are frequent

  • communication is too challenging

  • there's something wrong but you're not sure why

  • there have been changes in your lives that have affected how you connect with each other

  •  you feel stuck in unhelpful patterns, and/or emotional and physical intimacy has diminished or is nonexistent.

Young People Therapy (12-17)

I support teens with 

  • developing their ability to express, understand & manage difficult feelings

  • family issues

  • divorce and separation

  • attachment trauma 

  • change/transition

  • depression

  • self-esteem

  • anger and aggression

  • drug/alcohol use or parents with these issues

  • loss/bereavement

  • eating disorders

  • anxiety

  • creating and holding boundaries

  • managing school stressors

  • relationship challenges

  • issues related to sexuality

  • issues related to identity

A Place to Talk
(18 & up)

Are you looking for someone to talk to without the commitment of regular sessions? A Place to Talk is for people who want to

 

  • see what its like to speak to an unbiased, trained listener

  • come on an ad hoc basis - when space is available

  • be heard, respected and validated in their experience

  • gain a better understanding of, and perspective on, their situation from verbalising their experience to another person.

Online Support

I offer online therapy for people who live remotely, or have other circumstances that require an online approach. Therapy happens online in a virtual meeting space. I use doxy.me which is specially designed for healthcare clinicians. It is safe, secure, and easy to use. It does not require you to download anything, so you can access my virtual room quickly and easily. 

 
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