Yvonne Quaintrell

Yvonne Quaintrell
Counsellor & Hypnotherapist

Hello! I am an experienced hypnotherapist and counsellor. I am here to help you with whatever your need is. I have worked with people from all walks of life and ages; I have extensive experience of working with business owners, parents, carers and children and young people. I am a calm, supportive and caring person and will take time to listen to you. 

Most people will experience pressures from work, family and daily life at some point, and this can lead us to feeling overwhelmed. I firmly believe that each of us has the power to make changes to our lives and our environment. I will work with you on a solution that is realistic and right for you.

As well as counselling adults, I also provide specialist support for children and young people having worked in the field of childcare and play work for many years. I have over 25 years’ experience of working and lecturing in the fields of Psychology, Education and Childcare.

I have worked with people as young as 7 all the way up to 88! I enjoy helping people to find solutions that work for them. I am here to help you with whatever is troubling you.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Common areas that I work with          

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Children’s behaviour
  • Confidence issues
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Weight loss
  • Work Related Stress

Therapies offered

  • Counselling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Therapeutic Play
  • Integrative therapies

Clients I work with

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Teenagers

Therapeutic Qualifications

  • L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma in Mindfulness
  • Diploma in Life Coaching

Other qualifications

  • M.Sc. Psychology
  • PG Dip. Forensic Psychology
  • B.Sc (Hons) Social Sciences and Psychology
  • L4 Certificate in Education (teaching qualification)
  • L4 Certificate Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges
  • L3 Childcare & Education


Quaintrell, Y.,  (2020) 'Playwork in prisons: an exploratory case study' in King & Newstead (2020) Further Perspectives on Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective Process, Playfulness, Rights-based and Critical Reflection, London:Routledge https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429401350