Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a way of understanding how your thoughts and feelings affect the way you behave.
It works with problems as they occur in the present, and is based on the understanding that if you can change the way you think and behave then your feelings will change too. CBT offers concrete strategies and tools which can be taken with you once therapy is finished. It generally lasts for between eight and sixteen sessions, and work may be undertaken between sessions, such as diary keeping.
Link to CBT website
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) offers a way of understanding how problems have evolved and how the ways we cope with them may be ineffective.
What has hindered changes in the past will be looked at, in order to understand better how to move forward in the present. Also a brief therapy, usually lasting between eight and sixteen sessions, CAT aims to help clients gain the skills to manage their lives more successfully, and to continue using these skills after the therapy ends.
Link to CAT website.