About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner with 6 years experience. I am accredited by the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).  I have 10 years experience working for the NHS offering therapeutic interventions to clients age 16-65, experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties.

CAT is a collaborative programme for looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (often from childhood).  It is a time-limited therapy-between 4 and 24 weeks, but typically 16. 

I am also a qualified Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Practitioner.  I do not offer formal DBT, however, I sometimes draw upon DBT skills within the CAT sessions to help clients think about helpful coping strategies they can use.   

Due to the current circumstances I am seeing clients via Zoom and feel I have been able to develop a real connection with the clients I have seen whilst working in this way.  I have availability in the evenings during the week and Monday and Friday during the day.

If you would like to know more I would be happy to have a chat with you over the phone or you can send me an email.   

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner Diploma-Sheffield Hallam University-March 2014.
  • Foundational Training Course in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy-British Isles DBT training, March 2016
  • Dyadic Developmental Practice-level 1-Dyadic  Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, January 2020. 

Member organisations


The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy

The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)


Additional information

My fees are £60 a session. 

Further information

I am located in the North West. 

402 Burnley Road
BB10 4SU

Type of session

Rachel Todd

Rachel Todd