Bespoke Compassion Focused Therapy Training

Welcome to Bespoke Compassion Focused Therapy Training!


Are you looking for a tailored and personalised approach to Compassion Focused Therapy training? 


Look no further! Our individually tailored, bespoke Compassion Focused Therapy training programs are designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, teams, services and organisations interested in enhancing their understanding and application of CFT.


At Balanced Minds, we understand that every service has specific goals, challenges, and contexts that they work in. This is why we offer customised CFT training solutions that are developed with your input to meet your specific training requirements. 


Our team of experienced and knowledgeable trainers will work in collaboration with you to design a training program that meets the need of your team

What sets our bespoke Compassion Focused Therapy training apart?

1. Tailored content: We create a training that meets the needs of your team. Whether you’re new to CFT or looking to deepen existing skills, we will customise the content to meet your specific needs.

2. Flexible Delivery: We offer different structures of training delivery to meet the requirements of your team. From in person to online, and with timings to fit your needs, we will adapt to your requirements

3. Practical Application: Our training focuses on skilling your team up in how to use the ideas and practices from CFT in a practical way. We utilise experiential exercises, case studies, and role-plays to help you integrate CFT techniques effectively into your professional practice.

4. Expert Trainers: Our trainers are highly skilled & experienced in CFT. They are all respected, experienced CFT trainers with years of experience and supervision with Paul Gilbert

5. Ongoing Support: We believe in the importance of on-going support and partnerships. Following the training, we have a number of options for supervision, follow up training and a variety of CFT materials to continue your teams development and confidence in using CFT

bespoke compassion focused therapy training

Who we've created bespoke Compassion Focused Therapy Training for previously...

We’ve developed lots of bespoke Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) training over the years. Here are some of the organisations that we’ve collaborated with 

Who is bespoke Compassion Focused Therapy training for?

Our CFT and CMT training has been developed to be widely applicable to professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Although many who attend are therapists or psychologists, we also regularly have psychiatrists, nurses, OTs, social workers, teachers, GPs, coaches, probation workers and other professionals too. 

Our trainings are suitable for people working in a variety of services, including primary care, secondary mental health services, eating disorders, health settings (e.g. diabetes, pain, cancer), forensic settings, inpatient units, children and adolescents and older people to name a few. 

We also provide bespoke training for teams and services – please get in touch if you’re interested in this (

Who are our Compassion Focused Therapy Trainers?

Our main CFT trainings are led by Dr Chris Irons and Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland. Both Chris and Charlie are international trainers of CFT, having presented in in over 20 countries. Chris and Charlie have a long history in writing and researching CFT, alongside using this as an approach to work with a variety of client groups and in a number different settings.

They have both authored CFT books, developed CFT resources (like apps and videos) as well as having trained over 20,000 healthcare professionals across the world

Find out more about Chris and Charlie here:

Dr Chris Irons
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland
Clinical Psychologist

How do I find out more?

If you’d like to find out more about our bespoke CFT training, or to get a quote, please get in touch on