Supervisors

Mirjam Tanner

Winterthurerstr. 23 8180 Bülach

Individuals, Online, In Person

Since 2013 training in CFT in Derby, online and at the CFT conferences Since 2024 online training in clinical CFT supervision with Wendy Wood and Paul Gilbert

• 2013: First CFT workshop with Paul Gilbert
• 2015: starting offering CFT as form of psychotherapy
• 2017: starting offering CFT Intro-workshops and trainings for therapists and C/O
• Publishing of two CFT books in German language:
– 2015: CFT; Mitgefühl im Fokus, Ernst Reinhardt Verlag, (for therapists)
– 2020: Selbstmitgefühl bei psychischen Störungen, Balance Medien Verlag (a CFT self-help book)
• 2020: Co-leading the Center for Compassion in Practice (CiP) in Bülach, Switzerland

• 2025: we start offering a CFT in-depth training over 18 months on German language.
Part is online and part is in presence. For more information go to: www.mitfuehlen.ch and
www.compassioninpractice.ch
• Personal background: my CFT practice is influenced by my former psychotherapy trainings which are: psycho-dynamic psychotherapy; body-psychotherapy (George Downing); EMDR ; Egostates, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Sarah Benkwitz

Birmingham, UK

Individuals, Groups, Online

I offer Compassion Focused Supervision, bringing compassion into the supervision process itself for an experiential and relational learning experience. With safeness and courage, we can develop your CFT or integrative practice, cultivate your 'compassionate therapist self', and support/empower you as a human being. Half my week is spent supporting colleagues with supervision and training, including supervision for the CFT Diploma. I'm an experienced CFT therapist, working with adults with Complex Trauma/Anxiety/Depression in private practice (formerly NHS IAPT/CMHT), and I also draw on ACT and EMDR. My training includes the CMF's supervisor training, as well as many CFT workshops and conferences including advanced clinical skills, chairwork, personal practice, PDs and attachment problems, FBRs and trauma. I have regular CFT supervision and supervision-of-supervision. I have a certificate in supervision from the University of Birmingham (2015) and am a BABCP Accredited Supervisor.

Please provide an overview of your experience as a CFT therapist and supervisor including training and workshops you have attended on CFT and supervision.

I offer Compassion Focused Supervision, bringing compassion into the supervision process itself for an experiential and relational learning experience. With safeness and courage, we can develop your CFT or integrative practice, cultivate your ‘compassionate therapist self’, and support/empower you as a human being. Half my week is spent supporting colleagues with supervision and training, including supervision for the CFT Diploma. I’m an experienced CFT therapist, working with adults with Complex Trauma/Anxiety/Depression in private practice (formerly NHS IAPT/CMHT), and I also draw on ACT and EMDR. My training includes the CMF’s supervisor training, as well as many CFT workshops and conferences including advanced clinical skills, chairwork, personal practice, PDs and attachment problems, FBRs and trauma. I have regular CFT supervision and supervision-of-supervision. I have a certificate in supervision from the University of Birmingham (2015) and am a BABCP Accredited Supervisor.

Naoko Yamafuji

10 Misago-dani, Fuchu-machi, Toyama, Japan 939-2638

Individuals, Groups, Organisations, Online, In Person

【CFT training】 CFT introduction/Paul Gilbert & James Kirby/ 2019/Tokyo, Japan CFT Advanced Clinical Skills/Paul Gilbert & James Kirby/Online/2022 Japan/as a Power Point Translator CFT Difficult Cases/Paul Gilbert/Online/@Compassionate Mind Foundation CFT for Difficult Emotions/Chris Iron/Online/2021 Japan/as a Power Point Translator CFT for Anger/Russel Kolts/Online/2022 Japan/as a Power Point Translator CFT for Trauma/Debra Lee/Online/@Compassionate Mind Foundation CFT for Parenting/James Kirby/Online/2022 Japan/as a Power Point Translator CFT for people with attachment and Relational Trauma/Kate Lucre/Online/2023 Japan/as a Power Point Translator 【Supervision】 Offer Compassion Focused Supervision (compassionate, warm, empowering, and present) in a private practice setting – either online or in person in Japan. 【experience】 7-12 cases per week at psychiatry clinic and a private practice as a certified clinical psychologist in Japan. practicing CFT since 2019. Practicing psychotherapy since 2002. My specialist areas are working with adults with C-PTSD and Depression. I also practice Mindful Self-Compassion as a SCIP(Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy @Center for Mindful Self-Compassion) program graduate. Now, I am also in training of SE and AEDP.

Dr. Brian Garvey

Dun Laoghaire Therapy Centre 98 Patrick Street Dun Laoghaire Dublin A96 R282

Individuals, Organisations, Online, In Person

I have completed CFT training with Prof. Paul Gilbert and others within the Compassionate Mind Foundation including Deborah Lee, Chris Irons, Charlie Heriot-Maitland and Kate Lucre. In recent years I have attended a number of training courses related to Chair Work in CFT delivered by Tobyn Bell and Matthew Pugh, which I now incorporate into the psychological therapy and clinical supervision that I offer.

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with approximately 15 years’ experience in a range of settings within the public health service in the UK and Ireland, including Community Mental Health Teams, inpatient psychiatric and eating disorder units, and a personality disorder service.

Currently, I work as an Associate of the Irish Centre for CFT and in independent practice. The latter involves providing psychological therapy to a diverse client group that includes elite athletes and people who experience significant stress or traumatic response in relation to their professional roles.

Most of my roles have involved providing ad hoc psychological consultation and/or ongoing supervision to mental health professionals including Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychologists in Training, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Community Mental Health Nurses and Healthcare Assistants. I have established reflective practice groups on inpatient units, designed and delivered team formulation sessions in multi-disciplinary teams, and set up Personal & Professional Development groups for psychologists in training. I am now able to offer clinical supervision in a private practice setting – either online or in person in Dublin. I would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in discussing your supervision needs.

Dr Anna Brooks

Princess of Wales Hospital Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan Wales.

Individuals, Groups, Online, In Person

I have undertaken extensive training in CFT including CFT Basic and Advanced Clinical Skills training with Mary Welford and Deborah Lee. I also completed a yearlong specialist CFT placement working with Dr Sophie Mayhew. I have lots of experience in delivering compassion-focused therapy in one to one and group therapy settings within NHS mental health services. I have attended the London Compassion Focused Therapy Special Interest Group facilitated by Dr Chris Irons.

My name is Dr Anna Brooks. I am a Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Principle Psychologist with a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. I am accredited as a supervisor with the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I work in South Wales and I am trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I have worked in NHS Services for thirteen years and specialised in working with older people with a range of mental health presentations including cognitive functioning difficulties.  I have also worked with people children and adolescents who have experienced a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), fluctuating moods/emotional instability, trauma based difficulties, personality disorders, relationship difficulties and low self-worth/shame.

In my professional experiences so far, I am always struck by the theme of self-criticism and shame that many people experience.  Using CFT in particular is always powerful in being able to help people to develop a compassionate mind to help strengthen their compassion skills to help facilitate positive change in their lives.

Dr Tobyn Bell

Manchester UK

Online

I have been practicing as a CFT therapist for over ten years, working with individuals and groups. I work as a trainer for the Compassionate Mind Foundation, delivering the official introductory training and chairwork training. I have been supervised by Prof. Paul Gilbert and continue to have regular CFT supervision. I am an active researcher in CFT and have published research papers, and book chapters and co-authored a book on the therapy. My PhD, supervised by Prof. Paul Gilbert, was on CFT chairwork. I deliver workshops nationally and internationally on chairwork and CFT. I work as a lecturer and operational lead at the University of Manchester I have a PhD which focused on CFT and chairwork. I have been practicing CFT for over ten years. I work as an official trainer for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and run regional CFT supervision groups.

Dr Laura Twist

Lancaster UK

Individuals, Groups, Online

I am a clinical psychologist, supervisor and trainer specialising in CFT. I have been using CFT in my practice for over ten years, having attended many CFT workshops (including the three day introductory training, advanced clinical skills, CFT approaches to trauma, working with people who hear voices, chair work, compassionate leadership, and compassion focused staff support). I completed a one year postgraduate certificate in CFT at the University of Derby in 2017. I receive monthly specialist CFT supervision, and have done so for the last seven years. I co-founded and co-facilitate a local CFT peer supervision group, which has been running for five years, as well as providing individual CFT supervision for a range of psychologists and therapists. I regularly deliver CFT training to trainee clinical psychologists, and have delivered a range of CFT workshops and training sessions within my NHS trust. I have a particular interest in staff wellbeing and compassion in teams and organisations, having worked in a staff wellbeing service for two years and developing and delivering a range of compassion-focused interventions (at individual, group, and system/organisational level) during this time.

Dr Kate Lucre

Birmingham UK

Individuals, Groups, Online, In Person

I am a Birmingham UK based Compassion Focused Therapist and Supervisor specialising in the use of CFT for complex trauma, personality and relational difficulties for groups and individual . I am the regional supervision coordinator for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and also run workshops for the Foundation and across the UK on CFT for Groups and Compassion Focused Staff Support and Supervision. I offer CFT supervision in groups and individually, including a monthly international Supervision Group for therapists involved in the provision of CFT groups. I have published data on Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy and have completed a PhD in CFT at Birmingham University evaluating a 12 month CFGP programme for people with severe personality disorder. I am also involved in a number of UK wide research projects developing and evaluating Compassion Focused Staff Support Initiatives.

Hazel McCrystal

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Individuals, Groups, Online

I successfully completed the PG Cert in Compassion Focused Therapy at Derby University in 2016. Prior to this I completed CBT training in 2010. I was introduced to Compassion Focused Therapy in 2010 and began working in this way following attendance to workshops via the Compassionate Mind Foundation. I have kept my Mental Health Nursing registration up to date. I have completed internal NHS trust courses in supervision as well as attending the BABCP Compassion Focused Supervision workshop in 2018. I receive 1:1 CFT supervision with Tobyn Bell. I am a working member of the BABCP Compassion SIG. I have provided group CFT supervision for trainee medics and I currently provide CFT 1:1 supervision within the trust I work in as well as externally.

Greg Samuelson

89 Delayne Drive Aurora, ON Canada L4G 5B5

Individuals, Groups, Organisations, Online, In Person

If you are a dedicated mental health professional seeking guidance and supervision to enhance your skills in using the model of Compassion Focused Therapy, I would be happy to speak with you regarding consultation/supervision. I am a highly experienced Registered Nurse and Registered Psychotherapist, with over 30 years of experience in the mental health field and I would be happy to support you on your journey. I have extensive background in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I specialize in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in individual psychotherapy. I have engaged in extensive training and consultation with Paul Gilbert and senior trainers in the CFT community. I have training and experience in using CFT for Anxiety, OCD, PTSD and Trauma, Depression, Psychosis, and other difficulties. I also have training in other in evidence-based therapies including CBT, DBT, IPT, and Mindfulness-based therapies. I integrate interventions from these therapies into CFT to each address each client's unique needs, offering them a comprehensive and effective therapeutic experience. I have a strong commitment to professional development and sharing knowledge. My passion for Compassion Focused Therapy led me to become a founding member of the Canadian Network - Compassion Focused Therapy - Réseau Canadien. I facilitate online CFT peer consultation groups and in-person meetings for therapists in Toronto, fostering a collaborative community of learning and growth. I also practice and teach in the Korean Ganhwasoen (Koan Zen) tradition, having received Dharma Transmission from my teacher in 2013.

Eli Cookson

Antibes France

Individuals, Groups, Online, In Person

I am both clinical and pastoral counselor, and a psychodynamic psychotherapist, and I work as a private practitioner, first responder and supervisor. I started training in 2006 at the Institute of Counselling in Glasgow specialising in Couples and Family issues, Grief and Bereavement, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. I then continued with courses related to Couples and Family issues and Traumas at TCCR, Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, followed by training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the University of Essex and pursued more studies at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I completed a post-graduate psychotherapy degree at the psychiatric at Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 / CHU hospital Vinatier in Lyon and continued with residential and summer schools at TCCR to further her experience in relationships and families. In 2017 I was introduced to CFT by Chris Irons and throughout the years I have continued my training in CFT, which I now essentially apply in therapy. I facilitate the online European CFT peer support and intervention group. Training: Basic Skills in CFT and Advanced Clinical Skills in CFT training by Chris Irons and Professor Paul Gilbert, Compassion Focused Therapy for Groups with Kate Lucre, CFT and Depression, Application Pratique with D.F. Gheysen and Prof P. Gilbert, Developing CFT and Complex cases by Prof. Paul Gilbert, Developing as a Clinical Supervisor for CFT therapists. Experience: I have been in private practice since 2011 and have been working with CFT since 2018, also in group settings.

Dr Naomi Bright

Hull

Individuals, Groups, Organisations, Online, In Person

I have completed an Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy with Dr Chris Irons 2019 followed by the postgraduate certificate in CFT at the University of Derby in 2020. I attend a significant interest group 6 weekly and the annual conference as well as engaging in my own reading to keep up to date with the practice of CFT. I regularly use CFT in my NHS work, in hospital staff support and in my previous role working with adults with complex post-traumatic stress disorder, with individual clients, teams and organisations. I have delivered training in CFT to the local University clinical psychology doctorate and within the teams and NHS trusts I have worked in, including facilitating Compassionate Mind Training Groups, for which I was supervised by Dr Chris Irons. I am qualified in supervision of Trainee Clinical Psychologists and have experience supervising other professionals. I also have a small private practice. I am enthusiastic about supporting people to work with CFT- please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Dr Shelley Kerr

Bristol UK

Individuals, Groups, Online

I began learning about CFT in 2011 and started formal CFT training in 2013. I started with the introduction to CFT, went on to complete the Advanced CFT training, and then took a deep dive into studying CFT by completing the Post-Graduate Certificate in CFT at the University of Derby under the tuition of Professor Paul Gilbert, and supervision of Dr Mary Welford. I have gained much from regular supervision with Dr Chris Irons and Dr Kate Lucre, both of whom I’ve been working with for many years. I have completed so many wonderful CFT specialist workshops since I’ve lost count! Some of the CFT trainings I have completed include CFT for trauma, complex trauma/ personality disorder/ attachment trauma, groups, staff support, eating disorders, psychosis, self-criticism, the therapeutic relationship, and chairwork.

Dr Hayley D Quinn

Cannon Hill 4170 Meanjin (Brisbane) Australia

Individuals, Groups, Organisations, Online, In Person

I been supervising other helping professionals since 2015 and have been a board approved supervisor since 2018. I have been trained since 2013 by leading expert practitioners and researchers in CFT including Prof Paul Gilbert, Dr Dennis Tirch, Dr Russell Kolts, Dr Chris Irons, Dr Deborah Lee, Dr James Kirby, Dr Marcela Matos and Dr Tobyn Bell. As well as the 3-day Introduction to CFT, which I have both attended and presented, overseas and alongside Prof Paul Gilbert in Australia, I have completed many advanced CFT trainings. Some of the other courses I have completed include but are not limited to: CFT Advanced Skills – Paul Gilbert, Compassionate Supervision: Enhancing Supervision with Compassion-Focused Therapy – Tobyn Bell, CFT for Trauma – Deborah Lee, Complex Cases – Paul Gilbert, CFT and the Therapeutic Relationship – Paul Gilbert. I have attended the 1st Annual Compassionate Mind Summit and Retreat in New York, learning from many leading experts in the field and also presented at the 2nd Annual Compassionate Mind Summit and Retreat in New York. I presented at the Compassionate Mind Foundation UK Conference 2019 and have presented CFT webinars for ANZ ACBS. I have a passion for practitioner self-care and use a compassion focused approach to assist practitioners to consider their own needs whilst working with clients in order to prevent burnout and develop sustainable ways to practice.

Wendy Wood

Derby, uk

Individuals, Online

I have a Postgraduate Certificate Compassion Focused Therapy (2012) I have peer supervision on a monthly basis I attend online group supervision monthly I attend 12 masterclasses in CFT per year as a result of my role as programme leader for the Diploma in CFT I attend the Compassionate Mind Foundation International Conference on an annual basis I have provided supervision for therapists of various orientations for over 20 years I have developed and delivered supervision training at level 7 (UK HE master’s level) I collaborate with colleagues to develop CFT supervision training for the Compassionate Mind Foundation

Charlie Heriot-Maitland

Balanced Minds, 1 Hill Street, Edinburgh

Individuals, Groups, Organisations, Online, In Person

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