Rachel Beaumont

Before training as a Psychotherapist, I originally graduated with a BSc in Biology from Sussex University and after a small stint working for Greenpeace in Boston, USA, I spent the next 25 years as a programme/project manager, mainly in London and predominantly in financial services.  In the later years I worked in the public sector including the Home Office and local government.  

I was inspired to become a psychotherapist following my own personal experiences of therapy during difficult times in my life.  Through this I discovered the power of counselling and psychotherapy; how by talking to someone with no agenda, who does not judge, but instead listens and truly understands, a person can gain greater self-awareness and be empowered to make changes in their life.

 

Experience

I work with a wide range of issues including depression and anxiety; stress; relationship difficulties; bereavement and loss; low self-esteem and confidence; self-harm; identity issues; fertility issues; and work-related issues.  I also have a particular interest in working with people who have experienced sexual abuse; emotional abuse and trauma.

I have worked with Quetzal since 2015, providing counselling to women who are recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.  I also provided counselling for the Leicester Counselling Centre for 5 years until 2016.  

 

Qualifications

I have an MSc in Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling from Sherwood Institute (University of Coventry) and continue to regularly attend training and clinical supervision.

 

Professional Standards and Membership

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the Sherwood Institute (SPTI).

My practice is is regularly supervised and monitored according to the professional ethical standards of these organisations.  I have been cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and I am fully insured for professional liability.