Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

CFT is a therapeutic approach which draws on ideas from evolution, social psychology, developmental psychology and Buddhism, as well as the latest research in neuroscience.

It includes practices to develop the compassionate mind, a self-soothing system to help create a better balance for clients. It uses a variety of different techniques such as mindfulness, breathing techniques, imagery and letter writing.

CFT has been demonstrated to be more effective than other, more conventional types of talking therapy for individuals whose anxiety is driven by elevated levels of shame and self-criticism. CFT can be highly beneficial in the management of anxiety by addressing those habits of shame and self-criticism and cultivating your own self-compassion.