My name is Alena Quartermaine and I am an integrative counsellor, currently working in private practices in Southfields, Wimbledon area and in Fulham, close to Putney area. I offer individual,
one to one (short and long term) counselling and psychotherapy for adults as well as couples counselling.
My professional training is in integrative counselling, which means that I draw upon different counselling and psychotherapy approaches to fit individual client’s or couple's needs.
My special interest is in counselling for relationships, 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 is Imago Relationship seminar, Anger, Rage and Relationships, Infertility Treatments and Adoption-the struggle to become a parent, Counselling Children, Families and Young people, Couple Therapy training, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Diploma (NLP).
As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to the BACP’s ethical framework for good practice. As an accredited member of The National Counselling Society (NCS), I am recognized as safe, competent and ethical to practise the vocation of counselling and psychotherapy. I am fully insured and receiving ongoing supervision and CPD training.
Throughout my counselling experience I have been working with a wide range of issues. Here are some of the areas of counselling I work with : Abortion, Abuse, Affair, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Betrayal, Bullying, Childhood related issues, Confidence issues, Depression, Domestic violence, Divorce, Family related issues, Fear, Identity, Loss, Low self-esteem, Miscarriage, Postnatal depression, Panic attacks, Relationship difficulties, Self harm, Separation, Stress, Suicide, Termination, Trauma, Work related issue.