Central Cambridge

For therapy professionals

Collaborate offers training in CAT and CPD for CAT therapists. All profits from these activities are given to the ACAT Research Fund. To find out more contact ACAT on 01305 263 511.

We are all qualified CAT supervisors and offer supervision for CAT therapists.


Collaborate CATchup

Want to learn more about CAT and get CPD credits?

Come to our Collaborate CATchup.  These are a forum for case presentations, discussion of clinical topics and an opportunity to keep up to date with clinical and academic developments in the CAT world.

Next CATchup Monday 17th June 7.30pm online

Angela Coshland: Using smell in Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
Angela works at the Maudsley where she is a CAT psychotherapist and supervisor. She is currently vice-Chair of ACAT. Angela has a long term interest in perfumes, scents, and aroma and works with Smell in her CAT work.

Please contact Carol on to book.


Previous CATchups include:

Saturday 24th February 2024 10am online 

Sivakami Suresh Prabalkumari talked about her work in Chennai using CAT with adolescents.
Siva completed her CAT training while a psychiatry trainee in Cambridge. She returned to India a few years ago and works in Chennai.

Thursday 16th November 2023 7.30pm online

Carol Gregory, Alison Jenaway and Kathrin Hicks fedback on their recent training with Caroline Dower in using embodiment in CAT.

Caroline is an experienced CAT therapist and supervisor. She trained with Ruella Frank, director of the centre of somatic states in New York.


Monday 20th March 2023 7.30-9pm online and in person

A relational approach to cancer: Using CAT at Maggie’s Cancer Centre

Kathrin Hicks talked about how she uses CAT with clients at Maggie’s.

Thursday 30th June 7.30-9pm 2022

Has CPD enhanced our practice?

A group discussion on CPD we have experienced. What do we incorporate into our practice and why?

Tuesday 29th March 7.30-9pm 2022 – Elizabeth Wilde McCormick

Noticing and nourishing what tends to get left behind when we become a therapist

An evening of self-reflection, mindfulness, short exercises and poems with Elizabeth Wilde McCormick. We would like to create a safe space together in which each one of us may reflect on our journey of becoming a therapist and the steps along the way. Please have paper and pencils and an object that you treasure as a symbol of safe space.

Tuesday 28th July 7.30-8.30/9 2020
Working online with CAT

What has it been like working online? How have other’s been doing it? What tips can you give?

This CATchup will begin with video recorded examples of online CAT. Alison and Rosemary have role-played examples of an early and a later CAT session. In the early session we demonstrate using the Zoom whiteboard function to co-construct a diagram while in the later session the shared screen diagram is used to aid recognition and revision with the addition of exits.

Feedback and questions from the group will be invited before a chance to talk in small groups about your experience of working online over the past few months ending with a short plenary.

Booking information:
In order to ensure the sessions are of benefit we are limiting them to just 20 people. If you are interested in booking please email If you are in the first 20 people we will send you the Zoom link to the session.


Wednesday 9th September 7.30-8.30/9 2020
CAT and Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
with Jane Bradley

An accredited CAT therapist and supervisor Jane works in the Personality and Relational Services in Teesside. After training in MBT at the Anna Freud Centre she realised how well the two therapies complemented each other.

Jane recently wrote about her clinical work in combining these therapies in a fascinating Reformulation article (the ACAT magazine). We will invite all participants to read the article prior to this session. Jane will lead the CATchup and respond to thoughts and questions about working this way.

Booking information:
In order to ensure the sessions are of benefit we are limiting them to just 20 people. If you are interested in booking please email If you are in the first 20 people we will send you the Zoom link to the session.

Forthcoming trainings:

CAT and Eating Disorders date TBA

Watch this space!


Previous trainings include:

CAT and Narrative Therapy – May 2018, Cambridge

2 day Introductory Course in Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cambridge, various

Introduction to Borderline Personality Disorder – a CAT based workshop for those helping clients with this diagnosis in the workplace – Cambridge University Disability Resource Centre, December 2017

CAT and EMDR – London, March 2017

Managing Complex Medical Patients using CAT – Cambridge, Jan 2017

Applying Cognitive Analytic Therapy in Physical Healthcare Settings – Peterborough, Nov 2016

Working Collaboratively with Medically Unexplained Symptoms – Sheffield, Sept 2016


Feedback from participants:

‘Fantastic presentation skills. Thank you!’

‘Excellent, felt very spoilt having the professional presentation of the trainers. Thank you for making CAT very clear and relational.’

‘Lovely, lively presentation style.’

‘A very informative, but relaxed course that has been very helpful.’

‘Thank you so much. You have energised my interest and passion for more CAT.’

‘The three tutors were very passionate and knowledgeable about CAT and I found them all very helpful.’

What is CAT? For therapists.