My name is Mide (pronounced Mee-da) Beaumont. I am an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling which is accredited by the BACP.
Alongside my private practice I am a senior counsellor in a non-profit making counselling service working with men and women of all ages experiencing a wide variety of issues and concerns.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked in public and private sector corporate environments. I bring an understanding of the challenges that can arise at work and the pressures of trying to maintain a healthy balance between the demands of work and other responsibilities as part of a healthy and fulfilled life.
I work from my therapy room in central Tunbridge Wells and also offer sessions via phone or Zoom. I am available on weekdays during the day and may also have some evening sessions available.
I am committed to providing my clients with the opportunity to talk about their experiences and feelings. If you decide to work with me, I will give you a safe, compassionate and confidential space to feel heard and understood.
As we work together, I will use my training, skills and experience to help you describe your thoughts and feelings. Respecting you and your experiences, I will encourage and support you to look at your personal difficulties from different angles. I will support you as you explore how your early experiences might be impacting life and relationships today. This will help you get a better understanding about your current situation.
I will work with you as you identify and implement changes that feel possible to make. I believe, and have seen in my practice, that this is the first and vital step to making long lasting positive change, helping to live a life that feels more fulfilled.
Please visit my website www.midebeaumontcounselling.co.uk to find out more about me, what I offer and how I can support you. I appreciate that deciding to start counselling may feel like a significant step. I would be very happy to speak with you by phone to tell you more about what I offer, hear about you and answer any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the BACP - 377811
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (accredited by the BACP) 2019
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
If you are interested in starting counselling we will have one or more introductory meetings, at a mutually convenient time, to talk about the issues that have brought you here. Then you can decide if you feel comfortable working with me and I can assess whether I can be helpful to you. There is no obligation to proceed beyond this point.
If we agree to proceed, I offer open-ended counselling where we would meet for 50 minute sessions on the same day and time every week. I also offer time-limited counselling (8 or 12 sessions) for people who wish to focus on and explore a specific issue.
My fee for introductory meetings and counselling sessions is £50.00.
It is important that you feel able to trust me as your counsellor. I am fully committed to working confidentially and ethically with my clients and I work in accordance with the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I apply the values and principles of the Framework in all aspects of my work and will be happy to discuss this with you.
I have worked with people of all ages on a wide range of concerns including:
- Work related stress and other issues
- Relationship difficulties
- Issues within families
- Lack of self-esteem and identity
- Issues related to childhood experience
- Sex and sexual issues
- Compulsive behaviours
- Feeling dissatisfied and stuck
- Panic attacks