CAT is a relational and collaborative therapy where your therapist works with you rather than ‘telling’ you. We decide together how many sessions you are likely to need to reach your goals. CAT is a relational therapy which means we work together to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and what you would like to change. We explore the way you think, feel and act and how your experiences earlier in life underlie these. Having a diagnosis is not important to access CAT, so you don’t have to consider yourself to have a mental health problem for CAT to help you make changes to your life. As I am trained in a range of therapeutic approaches such as ACT, CFT and DBT, I ensure that therapy is tailored to each client's individual needs and goals.
Hello, my name is Andrea. I am dual qualified as both a BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist, and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). I am also an ACAT Accredited Supervisor in CAT. I have 20 years’ experience working in a range of settings within the NHS which has given me a wealth of experience of helping adults with emotional and psychological difficulties including anger, low mood, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. Alongside my NHS work I ran a small private practice for 6 years where I worked with individuals presenting with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, work related stress, grief and loss. Since 2020 I have been working full time in private practice.