Compassion Focused Therapy Edinburgh

If you have been looking for a Compassion Focused Therapy Edinburgh? Or maybe another therapeutic approach, like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? 

We are proud of our warm, empathetic and caring approach at Compassion Focused Therapy Edinburgh. Balanced Minds can provide you with different types of therapy to choose from according to your needs. 

Our warm, empathetic, and experienced therapists provide individual, group, couples and family therapy through a variety of evidence-based modalities.

compassion focused therapy edinburgh

Our therapists are specialists in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), but are also skilled in delivering a variety of other therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

All of our therapists are highly trained and experienced, and receive regular supervision from experts in CFT. Our office is conveniently located in the centre of Edinburgh and provides a warm and welcoming place for you to feel safe, supported and at ease. 


CFT stands for Compassion Focused Therapy, and it’s at the heart of what we do.

Initially developed by Professor Paul Gilbert, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) has been growing as an effective integrated psychological therapy that can help with a vast range of life difficulties, alleviating emotional distress and other mental health problems. If you are looking for a compassionate form of therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy Edinburgh is a powerful and innovative approach that can help you.

Compassion Focused Therapy Edinburgh

Find details about CFT Edinburgh below

How to organise a therapy session in Edinburgh


Please book a therapy session with us by completing our secure self-referral form. One of our team will subsequently respond to you via email with options for arranging an initial assessment appointment, as required.

For more information on the therapy we offer, please see our frequently asked questions: FAQ’s.




Our therapists are fully covered by the major health insurance companies.

The duration time of assessment and therapy sessions is 50 minutes and details of fees can be found here. We also offer a limited number of concessionary slots for those on low wages. Please enquire about our concessionary availability via the self-referral form

Online sessions


In the event we are not in capacity to provide you with a session in-person, or if you are unable to commute to one of our offices, you can still access our therapy. Edinburgh-based clinicians still offer online therapy session via a number of online platforms such as Zoom and Skype, or by telephone.

If this is a requirement or option for you, simply indicate your preference when you complete the self-referral form.

Who we work with


Most of our work is catered towards helping adults (16 years old+), however several of our clinicians are experienced in helping children, adolescents and families. Additionally, we also provide couples and relationship therapy.

We provide various workshops and training for professionals, the general public and organisations.

All our Compassion Focused Therapy Edinburgh clinicians are highly experienced, well trained and receive regular supervision. They have all received specific training in Compassion Focused Therapy, and are supervised by specialist CFT practitioners. 

If you feel that you’re not ready to start your therapy journey, we also have other evidence-based options that might be useful. We have self-guided online self-compassion courses which research have found to significantly reduce psychological distress and increase wellbeing. We also have the self-compassion app and a variety of other self-help options (e.g. audios, books etc). Take a look at our self-help page for more details, along with our live 8 Week Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) group courses.