Compassion in London and Edinburgh

Balanced Minds is a UK organisation, providing compassion-focused psychological services and resources. We have bases in London and Edinburgh, and our services include therapy, supervision, training workshops, and consultation. Our approach is grounded in the science of compassion, following the principles of Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

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Find out more about the Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) approach, which was founded by Professor Paul Gilbert at the University of Derby, and has since been developed and forwarded through the work of Paul and others at the Compassionate Mind Foundation.
Compassionate Mind Foundation

There are a few videos about CFT and related approaches. The short film below (‘Compassion for Voices’) was partly funded by Balanced Minds, along with Compassionate Mind Foundation, Medical Research Council, and King’s College London. It is the story of a young man, Stuart, who at first struggles with his voice-hearing experience, but then gradually develops the courage to relate to his voices with compassion. More info at