Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a collaborative and integrative treatment, used to pinpoint a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours as well as the connections and events from the past that contributed to these manifestations. As a result, it helps people develop new behaviours and coping mechanisms for the future by supporting them to understand why particular circumstances in the past went wrong. 

The goal of CAT is to be more flexible and collaborative than traditional talk therapy approaches. Your therapist views you as the main influence on the course of your therapy and seeks to ensure that it is developing in a way that meets your specific requirements. You can try out various ways of connecting in a welcoming and safe setting while increasing your self- awareness of how you react to others. 

CAT places less emphasis on conventional psychiatric labels and classifications and more on the issues and underlying reasons that led you to seek therapy. Instead of focusing on the disorder, this approach seeks to treat each person as an individual. CAT is effective for individuals with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, low self-esteem, phobias, stress and relationship issues

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