Child and Family Psychologist Derbyshire

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

CFT aims to help you to make sense of how these emotions have developed and how they make total sense through the understanding of how our brains work and the social factors that form who we are, and through this understanding and the cultivation of compassion, develop increased emotional self-regulation. CFT will help you to develop a compassionate relationship with yourself and others, and within that, build responsibility and courage to overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. As well as helping you to understand your emotions and difficulties, it provides practical tools and strategies to empower you to overcome challenges.

CFT is helpful for a wide range of difficulties but it is particularly useful for those experiencing shame, low self-esteem, social difficulties, depression, anxiety and anger.