Self Practice CFT with Dr. Deborah Lee – ONLINE –

Self Practice CFT 

Hello fellow Compassion Focused Therapists,

Come and join us for a introductory day to self practice. CFT helps people who struggle with self criticism and feelings of shame. The practice is rooted  in the scientific theory of social mentalities and looks at the function of behaviours in our social worlds.

A core part of being a compassion focused therapist is self practice. Therapists can also struggle with self criticism, social comparison and feeling less than.  So developing self-awareness and compassionate self practice can  not only help our own wellbeing but also keep our compassionate motivations at the heart of our work. It also enables us to experience the therapy from the inside out.

As therapists, we are committed to helping those in mental distress to find ways to alleviate suffering. This can be both rewarding and challenging as we engage with their stories of distress, pain and loss. It important to look after ourselves and keep ourselves emotionally fit for the benefit to ourselves, loved ones and our clients.

We will use the practices of compassion focused theory (Gilbert, 2009, 2014;)  and the practice of developing Mindful Compassion (Gilbert & Choden, 2013), such as mindful attention, breathe work, chair work, guided imagery exercises and enhancing self awareness through formulation. 

So please do come and join us for this introductory day, where we will touch briefly on theory to set up self practice exercises and compassion habits. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dr Deborah Lee

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Date and Timings

24 February, 2023

9.30am – 4.30pm (UK & Irish Time)

ONLINE via Zoom

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Deborah Lee, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service & South Central Complex Treatment Service for Veterans.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Psychology, University College London

Brief Biography

Dr. Deborah Lee is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service and South Central Complex Treatment Service for Veterans. She is also an honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. She is author of the Compassionate-Mind Guide to Recovering from Trauma and PTSD: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Overcome Flashbacks, Shame, Guilt, and Fear (2013). New Harbinger, New York.

Dr Lee has worked in the field of trauma for 25 years and specialises in the treatment of Complex PTSD. Her particular area of clinical and research interest is in shame- based PTSD and self-criticism. She has pioneered the use of developing compassionate resilience as part of a phased based treatment approach to complex PTSD. She has widely contributed to the dissemination of her clinical knowledge through writing and delivering over 150 clinical workshops and talks in North America and Europe.

Workshop Costs

Standard Price – £215

Group Rate – 10 or more attendees – £175 (please contact us at to request an invoice)


£50 cancellation fee up to 14 days before the workshop, £100 cancellation fee within 14 days of the workshop date. No refunds can be given to cancellations made less than 1 week prior to the workshop date.

Registration and Invoicing

To register for this workshop you can book directly via our website or to request an invoice please contact us.



    Event Detail

    February 24, 2023 9:30 am
    February 24, 2023 4:30 pm


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