analytic therapy (or CAT) is a type of therapy that marries together ideas from analytic psychology with those from cognitive therapy. Looking at past events and experiences, the therapy aims to
understand why a person feels/thinks/behaves the way they do, before helping them problem solve and develop new ways of coping.
Each programme of
therapy is tailored to the individual's needs, taking into account their current situation and problems they're dealing with. Considered a time-limited therapy, cognitive analytic therapy can last
between four and 24 weeks depending on the nature of the problem being explored, but an average of 16 weeks is considered the norm.