Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
This is an integrative form of psychological therapy that aims to understand and ameliorate chronic and self-limiting patterns of emotional expression.
This form of therapy is particularly suitable for individuals that face recurrent difficulties in relationships with others and who wish to develop self-awareness.
The therapy is short-term (ranges from 4 to 24 sessions).
During the first part of therapy, client and therapist attempt to get an overview of the client’s presenting problems in the context of their early history and this leads to a formulation and sharing with the client of the patterns that maintain their difficulties.
During the second part of the therapy, emphasis is placed on revising and exiting from problematic patterns to enable the individual to lead a more fulfilling life.