Compassion Focussed Therapy or CFT is a system of psychotherapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, an internationally recognised researcher, speaker and trainer. In simple terms, CFT aims to promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be more compassionate towards themselves and others. But What is Compassion and Why is it … Read More about What is Compassion Focussed Therapy?
What is cognitive behavioural therapy – or CBT as it’s commonly known? A lot of people think that CBT is ‘just’ about turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts. In actual fact, this element is just one part of a complex – but often life-changing – therapy process. Cognitive behavioural therapy is about understanding the … Read More about What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ?
In cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) we talk a lot about how our thinking affects how we feel and then impacts what we do. Therefore understanding more about our thinking style is an important aspect of therapy. I’ve put together a list of thinking styles that are identified in CBT as being unhelpful. Do you recognise … Read More about Learn about how you think, with CBT– what’s your thinking style?
Supercharging CBT with Mindfulness, notes from a CBT therapist Over the last few year Mindfulness has become very on trend, it’s often called a third wave therapy, which basically means it’s an emerging therapy with a fantastic evidence base grounded in research just like Cognitive behavioural therapy. Any CBT therapist keeping up to date will … Read More about How to supercharge CBT with Mindfulness
Reflecting On CBT Sessions So much can happen in an hours therapy session often it can be difficult to fully process what you’ve discussed and what that means for you. Reflecting on sessions is an ideal way to ensure you get the most out of your therapy. I encourage all my clients to spend some … Read More about Getting The Most Out Of CBT