Developed by Professor Paul Gilbert in the UK with clients experiencing high levels of shame and self-criticism. Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is rooted in an evolutionary / motivational framework. CFT skills can be very helpful for clients across a broad range of mental health issues and can be used across a wide variety of therapeutic approaches.
The rationale for a compassionate focus in counselling and psychotherapy.
The ‘3 Circles’ model of regulation.
Utilising compassion with mindfulness and validation.
How compassion can support acceptance and motivate change.
Client blocks and fears of compassion.
A range of exercises to use with clients to cultivate a compassionate focus.
Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘Summer Series’, then select ‘Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy August 2023′ and complete the form.
Chris McConnellMSc Psychotherapy, Dip CBT (MAPCP, MBACP)
Chris is a fully qualified and accredited therapist who has more than 15 years’ experience working with clients. He originally trained in Psychotherapy through UCD and St. Vincent’s Hospital, and completed addition training CBT at Goldsmiths University. He has extensive training in ACT, MBCBT, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy.