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Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Cognitive-Analytical-Therapy2What is Cognitive Analytic Therapy?
Cognitive Analytic Therapy is a talking therapy which integrates aspects of cognitive therapy such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and long term exploratory approaches such as psychodynamic psychotherapy.
What does Cognitive Analytic Therapy do?
Cognitive Analytic Therapy involves the Clinical Psychologist working in partnership with the client to discover how their psychological problem(s) have developed and are being maintained. Cognitive Analytic Therapy is not primarily concerned with psychiatric syndromes or labels which stigmatise clients. CAT involves a relational model of therapy which sees psychological problems as existing between people rather than within people.
What sort of problems can it be used on?
Cognitive Analytic Therapy is an evidence-based psychological therapy which can be used to treat a range of psychological problems such as chronic anxiety, depression and relationship problems. Some of the children or adults who experience such difficulties have a history of maltreatment or psychological trauma. Cognitive Analytic Therapy provides a non-judgemental approach to psychological therapy to enable people to work though the underlying issues such as trauma or abuse rather than simply focusing on symptoms.Expert Psychology Services are based In Liverpool and due to the weekly nature of therapy focus on providing psychological therapy to clients in the area local to us. We are based in in Liverpool but we are able to provide psychological services to clients living throughout Wirral, Warrington, and all other areas of Merseyside and Cheshire.

Expert Psychology Services provides clients with the opportunity to work with a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who holds the professional qualification Doctor of Clinical Psychology is a member of the British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, the Networking Community of Psychologists in Independent Practice and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a clinical psychologist practitioner. Expert psychology services prides itself on offering a varied range of individual short, medium and long term therapeutic approaches to adults, children, adolescents and families which meet people’s individual expectations and needs.