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.

This approach is particularly suited to clients with high levels of shame and self-criticism.