Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
What is Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)?
CAT is a collaborative therapy that can be tailored to your individual needs and your own goals for change.
It recognises that people are so much more than their difficulties or the diagnoses they have been given. CAT helps us to understand our lives to date, what has happened to us, and the helpful and unhelpful ways we have learned to cope. We can learn how this has shaped our way of relating to ourselves and others so that we can begin to make changes that allow us to work towards our goals.
CAT is mostly offered to individuals, but it can also be used effectively with couples, in groups and to help teams understand the ‘system’ in which they work – an approach called ‘contextual reformulation’.
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For professionals interested in finding out more about CAT, the following link may be helpful: https://www.acat.me.uk/factsheets/What-is-CAT.pdf