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Compassion Focused Therapy with Dr. Mary Welford

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In this episode, I re-present an interview with Dr Mary Welford. We cover Mary's training, why she chose to develop CFT, self-criticism and how she copes with working with people in distress.

Dr Mary Welford is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Trainer, Speaker and Author of a big yellow book ‘Compassion Focused Therapy For Dummies’ & ‘The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Self Confidence’.
Mary is one of the founding members of ‘The Compassionate Mind Foundation’ alongside Professor Paul Gilbert. She lives in Cornwall with her family and continues to practice clinically alongside working in school settings where she strives to improve the wellbeing of staff and students through developing compassionate approaches.

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Find out more about Mary Welford and her work - 

Compassionate Mind Foundation

The Compassionate Mind – Paul Gilbert

Compassion in Cornwall retreat

Compassion Focused Therapy For Dummies – Dr. Mary Welford

Building Your Self-Confidence using Compassion Focused Therapy – Dr. Mary Welford


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This episode was written and presented by Sarah Rees. It was edited by Big Tent Media and Produced  by Emily Crosby Media.