Dr Chris Irons
Dr Chris Irons is a Clinical Psychologist working for the East London NHS Foundation Trust. In his clinical work he uses Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT; Gilbert & Irons, 2005) in working with people suffering from a variety of health problems.
Alongside Professor Paul Gilbert, Chris has been interested in the theoretical and clinical developments and adaptations of CFT as a science-based psychotherapeutic approach.
Chris is a board member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, a charitable organisation aiming to promote well-being through the scientific understanding and application of compassion. He is an accredited trainer and supervisor of Compassion Focused Therapy and regularly presents to academic, professional and lay audiences on CFT and the science of compassion.
He is currently researching the role of compassion and rumination in depression, the role of compassion and shame in psychosis and the role of compassion in relationship quality.