Dr Elaine Beaumont

Elaine is a psychotherapist who specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy (CFT), compassionate mind training (CMT) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). Elaine works with a range of organisations and charities primarily working with people who have experienced primary or secondary trauma.

Elaine is a part-time lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Salford. Her academic interests focus on therapeutic interventions for trauma, compassion in healthcare and the importance of practitioner self-care.

Elaine is passionate about helping people cultivate self-compassion and her research explores the impact CMT and CFT has on people working in the helping professions and on people who have experienced primary trauma.

Elaine provides workshops regarding mental health, compassion and wellbeing for the NHS, charities and a variety of organisations.

Elaine is co-author of the bestselling books:

The Kindness Workbook: Compassionate and Creative Ways to Boost Your Wellbeing


and The Compassionate Mind Workbook: A step-by-step guide to developing your compassionate self


Elaine is also co-author of The Self-Compassion App https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/the-self-compassion-app/id1553464180


self-compassion, Primary & Secondary Trauma, Cultivating compassion in healthcare