Dr Elaine Beaumont

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 provide individual psychotherapy, bespoke professional training, supervision, consultation and workshops. I work with a variety of organisations who are passionate about offering supportive workplace environments that enhance staff wellbeing.

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 National Health Service and a variety of organisations and charities. My research has been presented worldwide.

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), and The Self-Compassion App.


I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, which can help individuals who struggle with: –

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Addictions
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Phobias
  • Eating Disorders
  • Panic
  • Grief/Loss
  • High levels of self-criticism
  • Agoraphobia 
  • Low Confidence
  • Relationship Problems
  • Health Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue 
  • Stress
  • Feelings of guilt and shame

Experience and Qualifications

I work with a variety of individuals who want to boost their wellbeing and mental health. I have worked as a psychotherapist for a variety of organisations and charities including The Manchester Resilience Hub, Anxiety UK and The Priory Hospital. I have also worked as a counsellor in local colleges in the Salford and Bolton area. I have provided therapy for military veterans and emergency service personnel (including Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service). My work involves providing therapy for individuals who want to boost their wellbeing, reconnect with their values and life goals, and working with people who have a variety of mental health needs.

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. 

Qualifications include:

PhD, MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling, BSc Hons (First Class) Psychology, Advanced Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy, Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy, Advanced Certificate in Hypnotherapy, Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Level One, Intermediate and Level Two in EMDR Therapy 


“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or, you will be taught how to fly”

Patrick Overton

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