Elaine Beaumont

Elaine Beaumont

Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy/Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Office Times

I work Monday and Tuesday at the University. Please email to arrange an appointment


I joined the University of Salford in 2009 as a part-time Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have spent over 15 years working in Education and the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession.

I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Europe Approved Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. I provide psychotherapy for organisations including Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

I also provide clinical supervision for individuals who work for Anxiety UK, The Priory Hospital and Beacon Counselling Services.


My academic interests focus on therapeutic interventions, compassion in healthcare, knowledge, theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, mental health provision, and the importance of practitioner self-care. I teach on the School’s undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Research Interests

My professional background is in psychotherapy, psychology and mental health care.

My research interests include:

  • Helping individuals to respond to suffering with self-compassion
  • The cultivation of compassionate care
  • Examining the impact Compassionate Mind Training, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy has on individuals suffering with trauma-related symptoms
  • Working with individuals who are suffering with symptoms of trauma, compassion fatigue and/or burnout

My full research profile can be found on the Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge (SEEK).

Qualifications and Memberships

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Europe Approved Practitioner

  • 2002 BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class)
  • 2003 Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • 2004 Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • 2005 Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy & Advanced Certificate in Hypnotherapy
  • 2008 Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision
  • 2009 Level 1, Intermediate and Level 2 Training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • 2010 MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy


  • BABCP Accredited – 039574
  • EMDR UK – B219


See my SEEK profile for a list of up to date publications

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

Beaumont, E., & Hollins-Martin, C., J. (2016). Exploration of a training programme for student therapists that employs Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) to develop compassion for self and others. The Arts in Psychotherapy. http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.aip.2016.06.005

Beaumont, E. (2016). Building Resilience by Cultivating Compassion. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. July pp 23-27

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? The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, Vol 36, (1) 4-10

Beaumont, E., Durkin, M., Hollins-Martin, C. J., & Carson, J. (2015). Measuring relationships between self-compassion, compassion fatigue, burnout and well-being in student counsellors and trainee cognitive behavioural psychotherapists. Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/capr-12054

Beaumont, E., Durkin, M., Hollins-Martin, C. J., & Carson, J. (2015). 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. http://dx.doi.org.10.1016/j.midw.2015.11.002

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, Volume 7, Number 4

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