Integrative and Relational Contemporary Psychotherapy

Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Cognitive Analytic Therapy is a time-limited therapy which brings together cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic psychotherapy with early developmental and relational understandings of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.



Cognitive Analytic Therapy is an engaging process between client and therapist which focusses on relational difficulties. Together, change is assisted by respecting, mobilising and enhancing the client's own capacities through the joint creation of new understandings.



CAT is used within the NHS because it is research based and proven effective where a time-limited focus is needed. Sessions are usually limited to 16 weeks but can be extended for more complex cases or shortened for low to mild difficulties.