Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a time-limited therapeutic approach that integrates concepts from cognitive psychology and psychoanalysis. This collaborative therapy aims to help individuals understand the connections between their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and interpersonal patterns. CAT focuses on identifying repetitive cycles of problematic thoughts and behaviors that may be rooted in early experiences. Therapists work with clients to explore these patterns, fostering self-awareness and insight. By recognizing how past experiences influence current difficulties, clients can develop new coping strategies and more adaptive ways of interacting in relationships. The goal of CAT is to promote lasting change by helping clients become more self-reflective and capable of making healthier choices.