Yvonne Quaintrell MBACP
Counsellor & Supervisor


Hello! I am an experienced trauma-informed counsellor having worked with a wide range of people and ages.  I am an approved counsellor for the Secular Therapy Project. (For more information on the Secular Therapy Project go to: https://www.seculartherapy.org/)

I am here to help you. I have worked with people from all walks of life and ages. I am a calm, supportive and caring person, and will take the time to listen to you. I firmly believe that each of us has the power to make changes to our lives and our environment, and I enjoy helping people to find solutions that work for them. 

I have a special interest in supporting individuals who have experienced religious/spiritual trauma, having both personal and professional experience of this. 

I am also Deaf aware and have BSL level 3.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Secular Therapy Project.

Counselling supervision 

I have a sound understanding of a range of psychological and counselling theories having studied psychology up to master’s level. I work integratively having trained in the person-centred approach as my main modality and then added to this with further training in areas such as TA, Gestalt, ACT, Solution-Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, and hypnotherapy. I take a collaborative approach to supervision in that we will work to find the best approach for you and the right balance of support and challenge. For information on availability and fees, please contact yvonne.talklivecounselling@gmail.co.uk 

Common areas that I work with          

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Children’s behaviour
  • Confidence issues
  • Depression
  • Grief/loss
  • Identity issues
  • New business owners
  • Phobias/fears
  • Religious trauma 
  • Stress
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Work Related Stress

Therapies offered

  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Therapeutic Play
  • Integrative therapies

Clients I work with

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Teenagers

Therapeutic Qualifications

  • L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Skills
  • Specialist Advanced Diploma in Clinical Counselling Supervision
  • 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, London:Routledge https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429401350