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Compassion Focused Therapy course feedback

CFT Essentials (Compassion Focused Therapy), course feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below is just some of the great written feedback the CFT Essentials (Compassion Focused Therapy) course has received.


"I thoroughly enjoyed this course which was practical, stimulating and offered both a refresher of some existing skills and the opportunity to learn many new ones, and extend my thinking. A fantastic course – thank you."

Shereen Tariq, Educational Psychologist


"Excellent training. Very enjoyable and applicable to my practice. Excited to take the information forward. Very knowledgeable and interesting trainer. Thank you."

Laura Goldsmith, Primary Mental Health Worker


"The most useful and thorough therapy training course I’ve been on. Thank you for a brilliant two days."

Course Delegate


"This course was excellent - I really enjoyed it, a positive learning experience and I look forward to applying it to my professional and personal life."

Primary Mental Health Worker


"Excellent training. Very enjoyable and applicable to my practice. Excited to take the information forward. Very knowledgeable and interesting trainer. Thank you."

Laura Goldsmith, Primary Mental Health Worker


"I thoroughly enjoyed this course which was practical, stimulating and offered both a refresher of some existing skills and the opportunity to learn many new ones, and extend my thinking. A fantastic course – thank you."

Claire Thomas, Senior EP


"Excellent training. Presented really clearly and an encouraging and compassionate approach was modelled throughout – made for a safe and enjoyable learning environment. Thank you very much."

Course Delegate


"I felt the tutor really demonstrated some key principles of CFT in a genuine way throughout the 3 days. I learnt some of the key principles of CFT. Thanks."

Course Delegate (Social Worker)


"The tutor is excellent, he is engaging, he embodies the CFT theoretical framework, and the course is well designed with a balance of theory and practice. I would highly recommend this course. The material is useful, highly actionable in the workplace. The tutor has strong communication skills, he is positive and enhances active participation."

Piero Dell’Anno, Counsellor


"The content of the course was very useful and applicable to my practice. It is complimentary of other therapies and is a great addition to my skills. Trainer was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responsive to the group. Good use of different teaching media."

Caroline Shepherd, Clinical Psychologist


"Very appropriate and educative training for area of work and clientele. Presentation material was varied and appropriate. Breaks were timed perfectly and appreciated. It was well worth attending the 2-day course for CFT."

Course Delegate (CPN)


"Good presentation and interactive engagement. Enjoyed and learnt a lot from this course."

Speciality Doctor in Psychiatry


"The tutor was animated and utilised his experience. It was informative, compassionate and well-thought through. I believe I can use the training within my work with clients. I found the videos helpful and would explore the use of these further with clients. Pavlo was engaging and a pleasure to train with."

Glen Grace-Bloomfield, Specialist Counsellor


"Best training I have been on for some time. Very informative and extremely well delivered."

Emma Cogdon, Youth Offending Case Worker


"Very interesting and informative – an excellent introduction to CBT techniques which will influence my future practice. Lots of skills which are transferable/adaptable to a variety of situations/service user groups."

Chris Holmes, Employability Officer


"The course was very enjoyable and stimulating. There was ample time for skill practice and discussion which was very useful. The quality of the presentation and handouts was very good. It was particularly useful to have forms to take away and use in my practice."

Catherine Lander, Educational Psychologist


"Good pacing, well presented. Excellent balance, including practical exercices."

Course Delegate


"Great introduction to CFT."

Course Delegate


"Knowledgeable presenter. Lots of examples from experiences provided a great insight to what CFT is all about."

Course Delegate


"The course demonstrated for me a new way of thinking and working with clients and with myself. Rita was fantastic as a tutor and delivering this subject. Her passion for the subject was lovely to see. It was refreshing to study a new therapy and I look forward to taking it into practice."

Course Delegate


"Beneficial to myself as a healthcare professional. Would recommend this course to colleagues."

Tracey Dillon, Community Mental Health Nurse


"The course has been excellent. It is very appropriate to my work setting and very informative with plenty of opportunities to practice using the techniques over the 2 days. I certainly will be using aspects of Compassion Focused Therapy in my work role and intend to feedback some of the ideas to the wider team. It will really benefit my clients. Thank you to the tutor for excellent delivery!"

Janet Peilow, Senior Occupational Therapist


"The pace and resources used during the course were spot on. I really enjoyed the course and will certainly recommend it."

Nichola Chapman, Occupational Therapist


"One of the best courses I have ever attended. Very relevant to my current role."

John Mulford, Community Mental Health Nurse



CFT Essentials

CFT Essentials (Compassion Focused Therapy).

A 3-day course (2-day version also available).

An exposition on Compassion Focused Therapy, in a way that enables and encourages delegates to use it in their practice.

Although compassion focused therapy is delivered compassionately, its main focus is to encourage patients to be compassionate towards themselves. This is achieved by (a) specific techniques and approaches we cover on the course and (b) by educating patients about what happens in the brain so they realise that their emotions, behaviours, thoughts and fantasies are not their 'fault', and yet they can take certain actions to make things better for themselves (which we also cover). This is a course for people who do not want to be exclusively "a compassion focused therapist" but DO want to know all about compassion focused therapy in order to build CFT ideas and techniques into their clinical repertoire. It therefore covers both the theory and the skills of CFT in a way they can be applied immediately.

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Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 95%

Average Relevance rating: 93%



*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.