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Let's Talk About CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: what it is, what it's not and how it can be useful.


Sep 20, 2018

Couldn't we all be a little kinder to ourselves?

Find out how self-compassion can influence us and hear about how compassion focussed therapy helped Chris with depression.

Prof. Paul Gilbert and Chris Winson talk to Dr Lucy Maddox.

Show notes: 

If you’re interested in finding out more about the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, or about Compassion Focussed Therapy here are some resources...

Websites is the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies website and it links to the CBT register of accredited CBT therapists in the UK (or go straight to BABCP also has a Compassion special interest groups which members can join. is the website of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. is Chris Winson's blog. 

On Twitter, the hashtag #365daysofcompassion was created by Chris and connects you to other people using principles from CFT to help with everyday life. 


Gilbert, P. (2010). Compassion focused therapy: Distinctive features. Routledge. 

Welford, M. (2016). Compassion focused therapy for dummies. John Wiley & Sons.

Irons, C., & Beaumont, E. (2017). The Compassionate Mind Workbook: A step-by-step guide to developing your compassionate self. Robinson. 

Welford, M. (2012). The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Self-confidence Using Compassion Focused Therapy. Constable & Robinson.


Gilbert, P. (2014). The origins and nature of compassion focused therapy. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 53(1), 6-41.

Gilbert, P. (2015). Affiliative and prosocial motives and emotions in mental health. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 17(4), 381.