Cognitive Analytic Therapy is a time-limited form of psychological therapy which integrates cognitive and analytic practice and is highly collaborative, involving the patient very actively in their treatment.
The CAT practitioner aims to work with the patient to identify procedural sequences, chains of events, thoughts, emotions and motivations that explain how a target problem (for example self-harm) is established and maintained. In addition to the procedural sequence model, a second distinguishing feature of CAT is the use of reciprocal roles (RRs). These identify problems as occurring between people and not within the patient. RRs may be set up in early life and then be replayed in later life; for example someone who as a child felt neglected by parents perceived as abandoning them, might be vulnerable to feelings of abandonment in later life (or indeed neglect themselves).
Find a Cognitive Analytic Therapist London at the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
Here you will find brief details of our psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Analytic Therapy at the Centre. Follow the links for further details.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything about the therapy offered, you can contact each therapist directly.