Nigel Beaumont - MBACP
You might be feeling anxious, lonely, fearful or sad as a result of the overwhelming change to our everyday lives which has been brought about by the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I can help you understand and unravel some of the difficult emotions you are experiencing in this unusual situation.
You are welcome to contact me by email to arrange an initial free discussion on the phone, I am sure you will have questions, I can re-assure you, and tell you more about counselling, in particular how I can help you.
I am offering online sessions at a reduced rate of £50 during this very difficult period, Also a rate of £20 per session for 4 sessions to Key Workers ( See my website for list of Key workers)
Working online is not for everyone, but I have worked online for 4 years with clients both in the UK and overseas and I am able to help you to feel comfortable, and engage fully. As soon as the lockdown is relaxed, we can transfer to face to face sessions in my consulting rooms in Central London or Royston Hertfordshire.
Therapy is an individual process, so there are no "one-size-fits-all" answers or solutions. It is about working together with your therapist to explore what is below the surface, in order to get to the root of the problem. Over the course of your sessions, you will become increasingly aware of unconscious thoughts and feelings that might be driving unhelpful behaviours or adding to your distress. You will be able to make links between seemingly unrelated thoughts, feelings and experiences, resulting in a balanced, wholesome and meaningful way of experiencing your self and others.
If you are new to counselling and would like to find out more, I will be happy to help you. You can email me and arrange a call/Skype at your convenience.
Psychodynamic Therapy is an approach to personal therapy which will help you discover the origins and basis of the feelings you are experiencing, this deeper understanding will help to manage the changes you can make to address the issues you are presenting.
I work with generalised anxiety disorder, anxiety, depression, trauma, panic disorder, and relationship problems. Also self esteem, low self confidence, self harm, unexplained physical symptoms (psychosomatic),or just feeling sad. I work with couples helping with the emotions associated with relationship break up, betrayal, separation & divorce.
I am registered to offer counselling to AXA/PPP, VITALITY HEALTH and HEALIX clients, subject to their individual policy restrictions.
I practice from consulting rooms in London (West End & City) & Royston, Hertfordshire.
Linen Hall, 168-172 Regent Street. London W1. This is located 5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus Underground.
City of London Therapy Centre, 45, Central Street, London EC1 which is 10 minutes from Old Street and Barbican Stations.
Royston - there is adjacent parking to the Counselling Centre, also it is located a short walk from Royston mainline station which is served by trains from Kings Cross/St Pancras and Cambridge.
I also offer counselling using Skype/FaceTime and telephone sessions, this is more flexible than face to face sessions. Some of my clients combine both which suits their lifestyle and personal commitments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member (Reg No: 187031) of The British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
My principle training is in the Psychodynamic therapy which focusses on a holistic perspective of the client and embraces the work of all analytic therapies. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) which I will use in conjunction with my main approach.
I am continually developing my skills by participating in specialist continued professional development (CPD) This enables me to offer my clients a range of skills and acknowledges that each client is different, thus enabling me to use the approach best suited to your needs.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can offer a safe place to explore the emotions around life changing events, and to help you to plot a course for your future. The idea of asking for counselling might raise anxiety - here are some key points:
- During counselling no one will tell you what you should do
- It is a non-judgemental process
- No-one will tell you how you are feeling
- Counselling allows you to focus on troubling issues
A few words from one of my recent clients:
"Personally, I am much more relaxed and my relationship with the family is stronger (actually, all the relationships within the family seem stronger!). I have learned from others that I am a very likeable person and that I don't need to over-exercise my social skills for people to find me. I have a lot of authentic assets for who I already am. I also now see that I am far more mature and emotionally in-tune than my age suggests due to my professional and personal life experiences.
It was your hard work with me to find my path that I am truly grateful for. I have gained much more self-confidence that I quietly posses with my work colleagues."
(Full text available on request)
All online sessions will be charged at £50 during the current COVID-19 crisis. Please see my website for special offer for Key workers.
I have AXA PPP Healthcare, VITALITY Healthcare and Healix registration and can therefore help clients who wish to see me by referral through these organisations.
All sessions are 50 minutes duration, normally sessions are held at the same time every week.
Concessions offered for
The experience I have from working with my clients helps inform my therapeutic approach. I offer both short and long term counselling and work with both individuals and couples.
The main focus of our sessions will be to work towards understanding the origin of the issues you are experiencing and provides the opportunity to take a fresh look at them.
I recognise, that individual issues often need a more tailored approach, and therefore in addition to my training in Psychodynamic counselling, I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioural and Person Centred Therapy, and Transactional Analysis, I will utilise an integrated approach when appropriate.
Our initial meeting:
I will ask you to tell me more about the history of the issues that you are bringing, and understand how these are affecting you in everyday life. Together we can plan our approach to meet the desired outcomes.
I will also explain to you how counselling works and in particular what you can expect.
From our first contact you will be in charge and I will work with you to bring about the changes you are seeking.
All of our work will be confidential, and I work within the professional guidelines of the BACP.
Frequency of our sessions:
we will normally meet once a week at the same time.
I will explain the terms of the contract, my charges and answer any questions you might have. Payments can be by cash or bank transfer - all payments must be made in advance or at the time of the session.