Yvonne Quaintrell MBACP
Counsellor & Hypnotherapist

Hello! I am an experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist. I am also 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. I am also Deaf aware and have BSL level 3.

As well as counselling, I also provide hypnotherapy solutions for a range of issues. 

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
  • Religious trauma
  • 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