My name is Alena Quartermaine and I am an integrative counsellor offering individual, one to one (short and long term) counselling and psychotherapy for adults as well as couples counselling.
My professional training is integrative, which means that I draw upon different counselling and psychotherapy approaches to fit individual client’s or couple's needs.
As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of The National Counselling Society (NCS), I adhere to BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice and is recognized as safe, competent and ethical to practise the vocation of counselling and psychotherapy. I am a member of ico and hold an up to date DBS certificate. I am fully insured and receiving an ongoing supervision and CPD training.
Apart from working privately, I offer my services to employment assistance agencies EAP. I am an affiliated counsellor for Health Assured, the UK and Ireland’s most trusted independent health and wellbeing provider.
I also work with university students through ProblemShared platform
My special interest is in counselling for anxiety, relationship issues, depression, low self- esteem and lack of confidence.
I hold an Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory. As a part of my ongoing professional development (CPD) I have attended various trainings.
Among these are:
Conducting Online Therapy Sessions that Deliver Results; Practical Interventions for Anxiety and Acute Traumatic Stress (Nscience); The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure training; How to Lift Depression; Guided Imagery and Visualization for Therapeutic change; Relationship training (Human Givens Institute); Anger, Rage and Relationships; Infertility Treatments and Adoption-the struggle to become a parent (Tavistock Relationship Institute); Counselling Children, Families and Young people training (Fenix Centre), Couples Therapy training ( Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training CBT ( Relate Institute) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Diploma (NLP Excellence).
Throughout my counselling experience I have been working with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:
Emotional, Psychological, Physical and Sexual Abuse, Affair, Anger management, Anxiety, Abortion, Bereavement, Betrayal, Bullying, Childhood related issues, Confidence issues, Depression, Domestic violence, Divorce, Family related issues, Financial issues, Fear, Identity, Loss, Low self-esteem, Miscarriage, Neglect, Obsessive Compulsive disorder OCD, Postnatal depression, Panic attacks, Relationship difficulties, Self harm, Separation, Stress, Sexuality, Suicide, Termination, Tourette’s syndrome, Trauma, Work related issues...