If you wish to apply for any of our training programmes you will need to complete an online application form and attend a Taster/Application Day

Application forms must be submitted in advance of attending a Taster Day
Application forms are predominantly used as a tool for our tutor team to facilitate the experiential and interview components of the day
Any offer extended is valid for 2 years

A Taster Day/Application Day is an essential part of the application process and a crucial introduction to all courses forming an integral part of the interview process. 

These days are tailor-made in such a way to allow for tutors to begin to build a relationship with you and for you to start the process of using the Arts as a Psychotherapeutic tool, across all levels.

Taster Days begin with a pre-recorded presentation from our founding director introducing you to the clinical techniques, theory and practice covered on our training programmes illustrated by case studies. This is followed by hands-on workshops, a Q&A session and group interviews. 


Venues, Times and Fees
All events are subject to an Eventbrite booking fee

London Taster Day: 9am – 5.15pm
In person £83 (lunch included)
Online £69

London Taster Evening: 5.30pm – 9.15pm
Online £35

Cardiff (for Trauma Informed Schools only): 9am – 1.30pm


Disclaimer: Application forms are stored securely. Any confidential information disclosed is not shared with any third party. 

Our duty of care to applicants
Therapy training programmes and interviews for such courses can be emotionally challenging, please be aware of this before applying.

All counsellors and psychotherapists must undergo extensive personal therapy, all of our training programmes require students to attend weekly therapy from the beginning of their chosen course. 

Second interviews may be organised for one or more of the following reasons:

    1. to ensure that the training is not going to be too stressful for an applicant
    2. to ensure the training does not trigger a harmful reaction to an existing or past condition
    3. as a further opportunity to extend the application process when it is felt that we need to get a better sense of the applicant 
    4. to ensure that the training is going to meet the applicant’s professional needs. 

Applicants should not be alarmed if they are asked to attend to a second interview as this is standard practice within our organisation.

Personal readiness
Should an applicant be accepted on a course and then prior to starting that course, act in a way that gives admissions staff a personal readiness concern, IATE has the right to withdraw the offer and/or to re-interview.