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Centre for Compassion

“Pioneering new concepts of compassion through research & development”

What is Compassion Focused Therapy?

  • Compassion Focused Therapy has now developed to the point where it can be identified as a specific kind of psychological therapy with a growing evidence base 
  • Compassion is a complex concept, especially when used clinically, and draws on scientific research, psychology and neurophysiology
  • Compassion is linked to the affiliative emotions and motivational systems, which underpin experiences of wellbeing, and can help counter-act feelings of threat, shame and self-criticism.


The Centre for Compassion

Under the direction of Professor Gilbert OBE, the Centre for Compassion has been created to build on the already established work undertaken within the Trust. This includes the work of Professor Paul Gilbert’s extensive research into the scientific understanding and application of compassion. Over the years within the Trust, he has developed the model of Compassion Focused Therapy and the team has an international reputation. 

Latest conferences & workshops


The Search for Compassion [PowerPoint presentation]

Centre for Research and Develoment

The Centre for Research & Development
Kingsway Site
DE22 3LZ

T: 01332 623578
E:  dhcft.CRD@nhs.net

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