What is cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)? 

Cognitive analytic therapy or “CAT” is a collaborative therapy whereby the therapist and client work together to look at the way a person thinks, feel and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood or earlier in life).  It begins by identifying the current difficulties that have led to the client seeking therapy and how they impact on their life. This is followed by exploration of these difficulties in terms of past life experiences and identifying how learnt patterns of behaviours may be holding client back.

 What are the benefits?

CAT helps you to understand how past experiences and life events mould the way that you think, feel and act in the present. Gaining an understanding of how maladaptive coping strategies are playing into your current problems enables you to consider new, and more effective ways of coping that will improve your life.

What issues can it help with?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Eating Disorder
  • Relationship problems
  • OCD
  • Health anxiety

You can arrange a free private and confidential 15 telephone consultation via our online calendar today. The consultation will help you decide if this is the right path for you.