Yvonne Quaintrell
Counsellor & Hypnotherapist

Hello! I am an experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist. I am here to help you. 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 of us can experience pressures from work, family and daily life and  sometimes 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, I also provide hypnotherapy solutions for a range of issues, including hypnobirthing. 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 also a hypnobirthing teacher and work with small groups or individuals/couples to give you the techniques and resources you need for a calm, comfortable and wonderful birth. I will teach you about your rights during birth and empower you to make the best decisions for you and your baby.

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