Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Cognitive Analytic Therapy, often known as CAT, helps individuals to understand why things have gone wrong in the past and explores how to make sure that they don’t go wrong in the future.
How does CAT help?
CAT treatment aims to provide an individual with the opportunity to explore their issues not only from a cognitive approach, but also from an analytical perspective. It deals with the presenting issues by exploring and understanding thoughts and feelings in order to find solutions to their problems.
As in CBT treatment, the emphasis is on the client developing the tools to deal with his or her own psychological problems in the future.
What happens in Cognitive Analytic Therapy?
CAT treatment sessions concentrate on finding out why a person’s emotional or psychological problems have happened and looks at the effectiveness (or otherwise) of the mechanisms that the sufferer has developed in order to cope with these problems. From this, the CAT therapist helps to see how the individual can improve their ways of coping.
CAT at Nightingale Hospital London
At Nightingale Hospital CAT can be accessed in an individual setting as part of an outpatient, day patient or inpatient programme. To understand the most suitable for your needs and personal circumstances our team would welcome your call.
Is CAT right for you?
CAT can be used to treat the mental health conditions listed below. Being a two-way therapy, motivation and individual responsibility is the key to success. The expected outcomes are a greater understanding of the problems you face and strengthened coping skills.
If Cognitive Analytic Therapy doesn’t sound right for you please remember there are other talking treatments we offer that may be more suitable for you. If you need advice about CAT or a CAT therapist we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make. Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.
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