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Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a time limited therapy, of typically 16 sessions, that uses ideas developed from both cognitive and analytic psychotherapies. CAT uses a collaborative approach to identifying patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving in a person’s life that are unhelpful and causing difficulties. By exploring the underlying causes of these difficulties which are often developing in early life and through early relationships. CAT can be particularly helpful in understanding intense or seemingly unmanageable feelings and how changes in our moods, that affect a person’s life and their relationships. CAT aims at helping a person to developing ways of understanding and managing these changes.

For more information go to ACAT website;


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