Cognitive Analytic Therapy – CAT – is short-term, problem and solution focussed psychotherapy developed in the NHS at Guys & St Thomas’s Hospitals in London. Several practitioners at Number 42 are skilled in this practice.
The therapy integrates ideas from both cognitive and analytic therapies. Developing tools to manage life problems in the short term. CAT works with descriptions and maps of problematic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, bringing about change in behaviour.
CAT requires work outside the session by the patient and active participation. For more information, visit the website for the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy.