I am an experienced psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I am an EMDR Europe Approved Practitioner, BABCP Accredited psychotherapist and I am UKCP Registered

My qualifications include:-

  • PhD
  • MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) First Class degree in Psychology
  • PGCE (Further Education)
  • Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Certificate in Hypnotherapy
  • Level 1, 2 and 3 certificates in EMDR

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing can help individuals with various mental health needs including: –

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Self-criticism


I have worked with a variety of individuals with psychological disorders. I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Europe Approved practitioner. I have worked at The National Phobics Society, The Priory Hospital and in local Colleges in the Salford and Bolton area. At present, I work for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. I am also a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Salford University.

My work involves providing therapy for individuals and groups who suffer with psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management issues, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders.
I provide professional training, supervision and workshops including: –

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Compassionate Mind Training
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias including social phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Stress coping strategies


Beaumont, E., Rayner, G., Durkin, M., & Bowling, G. (2017). The Effects of Compassionate Mind Training on Student Psychotherapists. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice (In Press)

Beaumont, E., Durkin, M., McAndrew, S., & Martin, C. (2016). Using Compassion Focused Therapy as an adjunct to Trauma-Focused CBT for Fire Service personnel suffering with trauma-related symptoms. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, vol. 9, e34, 1-13. doi:10.1017/S1754470X16000209

Beaumont, E., & Hollins Martin, C. (2016). Heightening levels of compassion towards self and others through use of Compassionate Mind Training. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(11), 3-12

Beaumont, E., Hickey, A., McAndrew, S., Goldman, S., & Warne, T. (2016). Using narrative accounts to explore people’s experiences of using North Staffs MIND’s Adult Counselling Service. Minding the gaps: Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 16(4), 298–306

Durkin, M., Beaumont, E., Hollins-Martin, C. J., & Carson, J. (2016). A pilot study exploring the relationship between self-compassion, self-judgement, self-kindness, compassion, professional quality of life and wellbeing among UK community nurses. Nurse Education Today, 46 109–114. doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.08.030

Beaumont, E., & Hollins Martin, C. (2016). A proposal to support student therapists to develop compassion for self and others through Compassionate Mind Training. The Arts in Psychotherapy 50, 111-118 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2016.06.005

Beaumont, E. (2016). A Compassionate Mind Training Model for Healthcare Practitioners and Educators. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 16 (3), 22-27

Beaumont, E., Irons, C., Rayner, G., & Dagnall, N. (2016) Does Compassion Focused Therapy Training for Healthcare Educators and Providers increase self-compassion, and reduce self-persecution and self-criticism? Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 36 (1), 4-10.

Beaumont, E., Durkin, M., Hollins-Martin, C. J., & Carson, J. (2016). Measuring relationships between self-compassion, compassion fatigue, burnout and well-being in student counsellors and student cognitive behavioural psychotherapists. Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 16 (1) 15-23. http://dx.doi.org.10.1002/capr.12054

Beaumont, E., Durkin, M., Hollins-Martin, C. J., & Carson, J. (2016). Compassion for others, self-compassion, quality of life and mental well-being measures and their association with compassion fatigue and burnout in students midwives: A quantitative survey. Midwifery, 34 239-244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2015.11.002

McAndrew, S., Hickey, A., & Beaumont, E. (2015). The Impact of N. Staffs MIND’s Adult Counselling Service on the Mental Health of their Clients: A Research Report. University of Salford: ISBN: 978-1-987842-76-4

Beaumont, E., & Hollins-Martin, C. J. (2015). A narrative review. How effective is Compassion Focused Therapy? Counselling Psychology Review, Vol. 30 (1) 21-32

Beaumont, E. (2014). Healing the wounds of trauma, shame and grief: A case study. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal Vol. 14 (2) 15-19

 Beaumont, E., & Hollins-Martin, C. J. (2013). Using Compassionate Mind Training as a Resource in EMDR. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Vol. (7), 4 186 -199.

Beaumont, E. (2012). Compassionate Mind Training: ‘Self-soothing after trauma’. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal Vol 12. (3) 18-22

Beaumont, E., Galpin, A & Jenkins, P. (2012). ‘Being kinder to myself ’: A prospective comparative study, exploring post-trauma therapy outcome measures, for two groups of clients, receiving either Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Compassionate Mind Training Counselling Psychology Review, Vol. (27), 31-43


Irons, C., & Beaumont, E. (2017). The Compassionate Mind Workbook. A step-by-step guide to developing your Compassionate Self. London: Little Brown Publishers


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