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Specialists in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Self-Compassion

How we can help you with Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Self-Compassion

At Balanced Minds, everything we do is guided by Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and how self-compassion can transform your life. Since 2012 we’ve helped thousands of people in three main ways:

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Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Organise to meet one of warm, supportive and our experienced therapists who specialise in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) & other evidenced based approaches

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Self-Compassion and CFT Self-Help Courses

Want help, but not through therapy? Explore our Compassion Focused Therapy & self-compassion inspired online courses, books, audios & videos

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Compassion Focused Therapy Workshops

Are you a therapist, clinician or professional interested in learning more about Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)? Find out about our training, courses & events

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)


Are you struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression? Have you lost your focus, drive or passion for life? Do you feel low in confidence, like you’ll never be good enough? Or perhaps you’re just feeling flat, uninspired and a little lost. If so, how could compassion focused therapy help? 

We understand that life can sometimes be hard and everyone struggles from time to time. With so much to think about, external pressures and the constant juggle of life, it’s easy to be critical and hard on yourself. To feel fed up, frustrated or overwhelmed.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) offers a caring, effective and evidence-based solution. Our professional, qualified and experienced therapists can help you break free from negative self-talk and unhelpful behaviour patterns. We can help to develop your self-worth, self-confidence and self-compassion so you can lead a happier and more contented life.

Compassion Focused Therapy Sessions London

Compassion Focused Therapy - London

Meet one of our experienced therapists in our Victoria or Kings Cross office

Compassion Focused Therapy Session Edinburgh

Compassion Focused Therapy - Edinburgh

Meet one of our experienced therapists in our central Edinburgh office

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Compassionate Mind Training Groups

See how Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) groups can help you

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Compassion Focused Therapy - Online

Meet one of therapists online from the comfort of your own home

Self-Compassion & Compassion Focused Therapy


Need help but don’t want to work with a therapist? Guided by the ideas and practices in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), we have a wide variety of evidenced based self-help resources and materials that guide you on the path towards self-compassion, happiness and wellbeing.
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Self-Compassion App & Courses

Find out about our evidence based app & online self-compassion courses

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CFT and Self-Compassion Audios

Explore our free to access compassionate mind training (CMT) audio practices

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Compassion Focused Therapy Videos

Explore our library of compassion and self-compassion based videos

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Compassion Focused Therapy Reading

Check out these inspiring compassion-based self-help books, and our blog

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Workshops

Are you a therapist, health care practitioner or coach, and interested in learning more about how to use CFT in your job? We’ve got a variety of trainings tailored to those just starting off on their CFT journey, and for people who want to deepen and develop their knowledge and skills further.

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Two Day Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy

Learn the key ideas, theory and practices of CFT

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Learn to run Compassionate Mind Training groups

Find out about of CMT facilitator training

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Specialist & Bespoke Compassion Focused Therapy Workshops

Learn how to use CFT in specific settings & groups

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Apply Compassion in Organisations & Business

Learn about our workplace & staff wellbeing courses

Some of the organisations we’ve worked with who have benefited from the ideas and practices of Compassion Focused Therapy

We've been working hard to spread the ideas of Compassion Focused Therapy & self-compassion far and wide

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Compassion Focused Therapy Testimonials

My sessions at Balanced Minds were so helpful - from the referral through to working with my therapist, I could not be happier with the outcome
I cannot imagine a therapeutic environment more caring, supportive or insightful than that provided by Balanced Minds and the compassion-focused approach they offer. Fundamentally, it was the most empowering thing I have ever done.
"Thanks so much for a fabulously helpful and stimulating trainining. It really helped to make the theory concrete and to boost my confidence in delivering this valuable programme. The efforts to group people in terms of similar areas of work on the last day was really valuable."
"A meticulously well planned and wonderful course. I would completely recommend it and have found it both inspiring and hugely informative."
"I see the potential for so much good to come of this course which I am looking forward to offering to the general public. It's a wonderful alternative to Compassion Focused Therapy for those who want to develop their compassionate mind. I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone who might be interested in it."
"I really appreciated the effort made to make this course - it is very well structured and with a lot of cutting-edge information."
"I found the content and format of the training excellent. I would recommend this style of training to others within all work sectors. Charlie and Chris outstanding levels of delivery, engaging with different styles were what made the 5 days outstanding 🙂 thank you"
"Charlie and Chris each brought their own style to presenting which made the week interesting but also modelled that CMT/CFT can be undertaken with different authentic styles while keeping to the core principles. It's reassuring and encouraging."
"I really enjoyed the course and I can‘t wait to apply it to my clients. I am also looking forward to the supervision as I assume the exchange of experiences will be super helpful! Thank you very much, Chris and Charlie!"
"Well delivered and well structured training, aimed at really helping participants understand the theoretical concepts as well as develop an active understanding through experiential techniques. Great to also focus on trouble shooting. I feel well equipped to run these courses now. A well balanced training."