Compassion Focused Therapy
(CFT) in Newcastle
Compassion Focused Therapy Newcastle
The ability to show and receive compassion is important in being able to help you deal with difficulties related to self-esteem, confidence and overall mental health and wellbeing.
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) helps to reduce self-criticism, worry, feelings of guilt and shame, depression, and anxiety by using techniques that help us increase our ability to self-soothe. It can also help manage pain and longer term health problems, such as tinnitus, disability, and adjustment to changes in health.
CFT at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling helps clients to develop skills in compassion and self-compassion that can regulate mood, and lead to feelings of safety, self-acceptance, and comfort.
What Problems Can Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Help With?
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a new form of talking therapy and is helpful for a range of problems including:
- Overcoming self-criticism
- Improving self-esteem and confidence
- Recovering from depression
- Managing anxiety (including worry, dwelling and rumination)
- Helping with eating disorders
- Dealing with stress
- Overcome guilt, shame and feelings of neglect from recent or past experiences
- Overcoming past trauma and/or abuse
It is also helpful for people who have experience feelings of low self-worth, guilt, shame or trauma that can originate from early experiences or as part of other problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis and self-harm.
CFT In Newcastle - How Does It Work?
Our Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) service in Newcastle (available face to face and through online therapy) helps you learn to change your critical inner dialogue and develop a more soothing and supportive self-talk leading to improved mood and confidence, as well as helping you function better in day to day life.
CFT is based around the notion that experiencing traumatic experiences or ongoing upset (whether recent or from the past) can lead to an overactive and increased sense of threat or danger.
This causes your brain to spend much of its time and resources in “survival mode”, leading to repetitive worry about being unable to cope, or constantly expecting the worst.
As a result, you might engage in behaviours such as avoiding people, places or events, criticising yourself unfairly, engaging in obsessive and perfectionistic thinking, or punishing yourself in some other way.
Though the principles of self-compassion derive from Buddhism, modern scientific research has shown that Compassion Focused Therapy techniques are conducive to improving a range of mental health and wellbeing problems, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, addiction problems and overcoming past traumatic experiences.
During sessions, your CFT Therapist can help you learn to reduce self-criticism and the problems that lead to negative feelings so that you can function better at home, at work and in your relationships, particularly with yourself.
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in Newcastle
The skills you learn from Compassion Focused Therapy will help to transform the way you relate to yourself and encourage a feeling of safety in both your internal and the external world, and can help you overcome a range of problems.
CFT can also help you learn to develop more positive and helpful self-talk, and help you overcome self-criticism and doubt.
If you think that Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) could help you, our team of Psychologists, Counsellors and CFT Therapists are available for face to face and online therapy.
To see if we can help, call us on 07966 645 198 or send us a message using the message box below.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling
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