Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
From the CAT website:http://www.acat.me.uk/
As its name suggests, it brings together ideas and understanding from different therapies into one user-friendly and effective therapy. It is a time-limited therapy – between 4 and 24 weeks, but typically 16 weeks.
The process of a CAT therapy is to help us look at patterns of relating, and the effect these patterns are having on our relationships, our work and the way we are with ourselves. Together with your therapist, in the safety of the therapeutic relationship you will gradually develop an understanding of the ways in which you have learned to cope with what has happened in your life. Often people who have been through abuse, neglect or trauma feel bad about themselves and this can affect self-confidence. The active part of CAT helps you to take part in the process of change in your own way. CAT is a very creative therapy and the process of understanding and self discovery may involve painting as well as writing, movement , self-reflection and learning to self-monitor through journal keeping