I offer group therapy sessions using Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) which take place online via zoom. My 12 session compassion focused therapy group is based on the work of CFT specialist and trauma therapist, Professor Deborah Lee. The group is tailored for individuals who have experienced difficult events or have not received the love, protection or guidance they needed as a child.
The group will teach you about the effects of our childhood experiences on the brain and the way in which we learn to cope with our feelings. We also learn how to manage difficult feelings with powerful compassion focused exercises. However, the most important and healing part of the group, is sharing the experience with the other group members.
The final phase of the group offers time to bring personal struggles so the group can use its collective wisdom and the skills we have learnt to offer support to each other and experience giving and receiving compassion. You will find out that compassion is a powerful antidote to isolation, feelings of anxiety, embarrassment and shame.