Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland

About Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland

Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland is a clinical psychologist, researcher, and trainer who integrates different therapeutic approaches, in particular compassion-focused therapy (CFT).

Areas of interest

  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Spiritual Crisis

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Pre-Conference Training Tues 24 April 2018 – ‘Developing our Compassionate Minds’

One-day, pre-conference training in Compassion-Focused Therapy with Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland, for people working in Community and Mental Health Services More>>

About Charlie

Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland is a clinical psychologist, researcher, and trainer who integrates different therapeutic approaches, in particular compassion-focused therapy (CFT). He provides psychological therapies for a CFT practice called Balanced Minds  and also runs compassion training workshops for practitioners and the general public. Charlie is a clinical psychologist, researcher and trainer currently based at the University of Glasgow.

Charlie completed his clinical psychology training at the University of Oxford, and has delivered psychological therapies in a variety of NHS settings in London and the South East. In his private practice, he provides psychological assessments, formulations, and interventions that integrate different therapeutic approaches, in particular compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), but also drawing on other mindfulness-based and emotion-focused therapies.

Dr Heriot-Maitland’s academic and research interests mainly lie in the application of CFT in psychosis, and he has recently been awarded a Fellowship by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to forward the scientific knowledge this area.He is currently researching the social context of anomalous experiences and the application of Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) for people experiencing distress in relation to psychosis.

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A film about the compassionate approach to relating with voices, with potential for use as a therapeutic, educational, and de-stigmatising tool. A Cultural Institute at King’s project led by Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland, in collaboration with Kate Anderson, independent animation director.

Links about Charlie
  • Balanced Minds – Charlie is a co-founder of Balanced Minds, using compassion-focused approaches to offer a range of services and resources for clinicians, the general public, as well as for people experiencing psychological distress.
  • Charlie Heriot-Maitland on Compassion and Psychosis in Psychology Today as part of the ‘Future of Mental Health’ interview series.
  • Compassion For Voices – a website to support and promote compassionate approaches to voices and other experiences
  • Charlie is also interested in spiritual crisis, which is described as “a process of spiritual emergence, or awakening, that becomes unmanageable for the individual. Psychological or mental health difficulties may be experienced: if understood and supported appropriately, these experiences can be deeply transformative, offering the possibility of breakthrough rather than breakdown.”

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