Dr Kaan Alton Inner World Psychology

Private Psychology Services


0208 252 77 40

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)


CFT is a powerful approach designed to help individuals struggling with shame and self-criticism, which often manifest as anxiety and depression. These emotions are usually rooted in experiences of abuse and criticism, creating negative cycles of thoughts and behaviours. Self-compassion is essential for a fulfilling life, allowing individuals to develop resilience and recognize their inherent worthiness of care and compassion.

CFT aims to facilitate healing by fostering compassion towards oneself and others. Like CBT, CFT addresses thought patterns and focuses on emotions, helping individuals understand and manage their emotional experiences. Throughout the therapy process, the goal is to help individuals develop a "compassionate mind," ultimately fostering a greater sense of inner safety and compassion.

If you're interested in learning more about this approach, feel free to reach out to me at 0208 252 7740 or send me a message using the form below to explore how I can assist you.


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