Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy), as with other talking therapies, works towards building a trusting, explorative and collaborative relationship between therapist and client. In CAT the therapist helps the client to identify their current problems and how they affect their life and wellbeing. They do this by thinking about current repetitive, unhelpful patterns and make links with events and relationships from early life.
During therapy the client and their therapist think about how patterns can hold us back and stop us doing or being the way we would wish. They also work towards discovering choices and exits from these patterns that can move us towards making a change for the better.
Another important part of the therapy is thinking about and planning how you can continue to make positive changes after the therapy has ended.