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Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) will help you to develop skills in compassionate understanding for yourself and cultivate the courage to actively engage with difficult emotions.

In doing so you can create change and enhance your sense of well-being. You will work with your psychologist to learn different strategies for enhancing your compassionate skills through imagery, attention training and mindfulness, and compassionate thinking practices.

How Compassion Focused Therapy Works

Compassion Focused Therapy is rooted in ideas from evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, cognitive behaviour therapy and attachment theory. In order to develop a more caring and compassionate relationship with yourself.


Originally CFT was developed for people who experienced high self-criticism and shame, but research also shows that it can be an effective form of treatment for a wide range of other problems. This includes issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and low self- esteem.

Your CFT psychologist


During CFT your psychologist will help you understand your difficulties in the context of evolution; how our brains have evolved to produce particular emotions, motives and behaviour, and how we are all shaped by social influences and the environment in which we find ourselves in.

Other types of therapeutic approaches we specialise in are:

compassion focused therapy formulation
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