I am a psychotherapist, specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy (CFT) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). I am also a lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Salford.
I am co-author of the bestselling books The Kindness Workbook (Dr Elaine Beaumont & Dr Mary Welford) and The Compassionate Mind Workbook (Dr Chris Irons & Dr Elaine Beaumont).
My research explores the impact Compassionate Mind Training has on people working in the helping professions and on people who have experienced trauma. I provide workshops regarding mental health, compassion and wellbeing for The NHS and a variety of organisations and charities. My research has been presented worldwide.
Therapy is available for individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing can help individuals with various mental health needs including: -
I work with a variety of individuals with psychological disorders. I have worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at Anxiety UK, The Priory Hospital and as a Counsellor in local colleges in the Salford and Bolton area. I provide therapy for military veterans, emergency service personnel including Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. I work at The Worsley Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling in Salford and am a lecturer in the Counselling and Psychotherapy department at the University of Salford.
My work involves providing therapy for individuals and groups who suffer with a variety of psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, health anxiety, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders.
My academic and research interests focus on therapeutic interventions for trauma, compassion in healthcare, knowledge, theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, mental health provision, and the importance of practitioner self-care.