Inter-Regional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy
4th September 2023 to 16th July 2025

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Inter-Regional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy 

Applications are invited for the next intake of the Inter-Regional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, starting in September 2023

This course is open to any applicant who has completed or is about to complete their Practitioner Training in CAT (on case 7/8 and written work near completion at time of interview) who wish to continue with their professional development and seek accreditation as a UKCP CAT Psychotherapist.

The course is designed to be accessible to CAT Practitioners around the country and from further afield. It is structured around six five-day residential blocks, once a term for two taught years, in addition to more local seminar groups and tutorials. The residential blocks take place in the comfortable, peaceful location of Holland House, near Evesham, Worcestershire, in a beautiful 16th century retreat.

Course Director: Hilary Beard

Co-Directors of Residentials: Jason Hepple and Hilary Beard

Course Administrator: Niki Larsen-Johnson

Further information

Please click here to download the course leaflet.

Application pack

This involves a full CV, an application form, three personal summaries (600 words each) and an application fee of £45 (non-refundable). If selected for interview there will be a further cost of £100.

Please click the links below to download the application pack:

Application form pdf format

Application form Word format

Guidance notes

Course fees

The course fees are £4150 per year. This consists of £1584 for the residential accommodation and £2566 for the remainder for teaching, seminars, tutorials, marking, core administration and ACAT’s yearly trainee registration fee.

If you intend to seek funding from your employer or other organisation, we strongly advise that you start the funding application early due to possible delays or limitations due to the end of the financial year.

Application fee and how to pay

£45 is payable with the initial application. We prefer payment online, via the ACAT website.  To pay the application fee online by credit or debit card, please click here.

If called for interview an additional £100 will be charged.


The interview week is planned to take place during week commencing 5th June 2023 at Holland House. The interview process involves a days commitment. Depending on the number of applicants there may be a further interview week.

The course starts in September 2023.

The first residential is 2nd – 6th October 2023.

The intake to the course is biennial.

Further enquiries

For enquiries about the application process or to receive an application pack in the post please contact Niki Larsen-Johnson, Course Administrator


Telephone: 07564 920824

Address: STH, PO Box 140, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 9DJ

For detailed enquiries about the course content please contact Hilary Beard, Course Director


Telephone: 0203 228 9404

Address: IPTT Lambeth, 151 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8EL

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Details and Booking Information

4th September 2023 to 16th July 2025

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