Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

As its name suggests, CAT it brings together understandings from cognitive psychotherapies (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and from psychoanalytic approaches into one integrated, user-friendly, time-limited and effective therapy.

CAT makes links with early experiences and how we’ve internalised aspects of those to shape the way we are in the relationships and other situations.

CAT helps identify repeating patterns of self-defeating thoughts, feelings and behaviours, often in relationships with others (and with ourselves).

It is a collaborative framework for looking at the way you think, feel and act; it is tailored to your individual needs and to your own manageable goals for change.

CAT therapy usually takes place over 8, 16 0r 24 sessions, plus follow-up.