Cognitive Analytic Therapy (known as C.A.T.) focuses on relationships, including the relationship we each have with ourselves. We can often get stuck in patterns of relationships we have internalised from our past experiences. C.A.T is structured so as to work collaboratively to arrive at helpful descriptions of how the past has impacted on the present and to discover new ways forward. It involves the co-construction of therapy tools (letters and diagrams) that help therapeutic reflection.
Therapy is time-conscious and typically between 16 to 24 sessions. Further descriptions of this way of approaching therapy can be found on The Association for Cognitive Therapy website: www.acat.me.uk