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?
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
Taking The First Steps In CBT Therapy Starting therapy can be daunting but don’t worry every experienced therapist will have also been in your position so they know how you feel and will set you at ease. Not knowing what questions will be asked is one of the first concerns, which are why I’ve put this … Read More about Taking The First Steps In CBT Therapy – 5 Step Guide
5 CBT tools to help change your thinking Often people chose CBT to change their thinking – So how does this work? CBT is different to other therapies, in that the therapist is a lot more active in sessions; collaboration between the client and therapist to make sense of experiences and work towards solutions is … Read More about 5 CBT tools for changing minds