Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)
CAT is a type of therapy which examines the relationships on a client’s life which underlie the way they think, feel and behave. A CAT therapists helps the client to make sense of the situation they are in, and explore the difficulties they face; and then make manageable goals aimed at positive change. CAT looked at the underlying reasons for problems in earlier life, and assists clients with the understanding that people use strategies to survive difficult times, which may result in patterns of behaviour being carried forward. Not all patterns remain helpful, and these can be changed if they are identified and changed for the better, via CAT.