Online CTA Exam Preparation Group

Online CTA Preparation

Consolidation Integration Certification

Preparing for the CTA written and oral examinations are the last stages in your professional journey towards qualification. These final months are a process of consolidation and integration of the years of your training and clinical experience as you begin to write about your work and prepare to present yourself to your colleagues at your exams as ready for Certification. The online CTA Exam Preparation Group can help you prepare for your CTA exam working online in a small group.

What’s Involved?

Two, three and a half hour sessions of online working over a Friday evening and a Saturday morning keeping us engaged and focused also offering you flexibility to manage your exam preparation alongside your working and personal life. On day one we work in the evening, forming the group, setting and beginning the agenda, along with structured input from Lin. Overnight there will be some simple reflective exercises and tasks. On day two we complete our agenda.

This is a closed group of no more than 10 people with a minimum commitment to attend four sessions.

Lin’s Experience

Lin has successfully supported CTA candidates for UK and international exams. She was the UKATA CTA Written Exam Co-ordinator for two years and a member of the exam committee. She has also been the site supervisor for CTA Exams in Birmingham in 2019. She examines regularly, has chaired several exams and has recently taken part as an examiner in the IBOC and EATA online CTA exams. Lin was Co Director of TA Training Organisation for 5 years and has run an exam group for 2 years.

Lin Cheung TSTA (P) is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist with an private supervision and therapy practice.

What’s on the Agenda?

Support in writing the various sections of the CTA written exam. Understanding the competencies, scoring and assessment scales. Other areas of interest might include academic writing and how to critique.

You may wish to look at the preparation and selection of tapes for oral exam and practice mock CTA exams. Perhaps think about the differences between online and in person exams, and international exam boards. Look at understanding the process of the exams or your personal process in your CTA journey. Any and all of these topics, plus many more can be part of the agenda for the two sessions.

Am I ready to begin CTA Exam Preparation?

This is important if you are considering joining a CTA exam preparatin group. Here are some of the ways you might know if you are ready for this stage in the journey to CTA.

  • You already have passed the UKATA Diploma or similar exam.
  • You have met nearly all of the hours requirements for CTA
  • You are thinking about which client to write the CTA Case Study about.
  • You have had some time to develop your work as a practitioner and have developed one or two areas of work that interest you.

If you are unsure please arrange a free half consultation with me and we can have a discussion.

Book your free half discussion here.

Format of the Group and Fees

The CTA Exam Preparation group will meet on a Friday afternoon from 4pm until 7.30pm and Saturday morning 9.30am until 1pm. The cost for the group is £90 per session payable by Stripe after the event. The group will operate as a closed group with a maximum of 10 people and you are asked to commit to a minimum of 4 sessions. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Full Programme Dates for 2021 2022

17th and 18th September 2021

29th and 30th October 2021

3rd and 4th December 2021

21st and 22nd January 2022

4th and 5th March 2022

15th and 16th April 2022

27th and 28th May 2022

1st and 2nd July 2022


PDF Leaflet

You can download a PDF leafelt with full details of the Exam Group here.

Reserve Your Place

Please indicate which sessions you would like to attend using the form below. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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