Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) was developed to help with mental health difficulties that are particularly affected and maintained by self criticism, self blame and feelings of shame and guilt. CFT incorporates aspects of CBT and mindfulness as well as evolutionary, developmental and social psychology.

In CFT we aim to help people understand why our brains are so 'tricky' and why this is not our fault. It focuses on the development of self compassion and our 'soothing' system in order to reduce our feelings of shame, guilt and anxiety.

For more information on CFT please have a look at the Compassionate Mind Foundation website -