with Counselling Skills
including FREE Stress Management Coach
(Dip. S. M. C.) - Two courses in one!
accreditation: International Association for
Course accredited by Guild for Stress Management
Specialists and by ACCPH (see links in left-hand
Update October 2016: This course is being revised and will have a
different textbook for the Counselling module. The price of the new
version will increase. For a limited time you can enrol for the current
version at the price stated below.
recommended period of study: approx.
months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£235.00 (235 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see
(Two FREE textbooks will be included for students from the UK. Students
outside the UK will need to buy the textbooks separately.)
Method of study
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
textbooks and exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
This Diploma combines two diplomas we have been
running for years into one course: the
full syllabus of our Diploma in Stress
Management and Relaxation course plus the full
syllabus of our Certificate in Counselling
Skills course. The advantages of taking this
combined course are:
saving over the cost of taking both courses
You will receive a Diploma bearing the words
"Stress Management with Counselling Skills".
Because this is a counselling-related diploma,
it will enable UK-resident course graduates to apply to
a UK counselling organisation and register of
to obtain registration as a counsellor (subject
to acceptance) plus an additional certificate of
registration (for which a small payment to the
organisation will be required).
We have now
added a FREE certificate as a Stress
Management Coach for all students who
successfully complete the Diploma.
criteria and suitability
This Diploma is for:
People who would like to take the course for self-development
Personnel managers, supervisors, performers, frequent travellers
and others who need to deliver or practise a repertoire of techniques for
stress management, recovering energy levels and informal counselling, listening
and communication skills.
People who would like comprehensive instructions on relaxation
and stress reduction techniques plus introductory counselling skills in an easy to follow format, and to learn many
new skills and techniques
Practicing complementary therapists, life coaches, and health workers
who would like an additional diploma
in stress management and counselling skills to add to their qualifications or
for CPD purposes (subject to approval of individual organisations)
People who have some counselling role (including volunteers,
managers, stress management practitioners, coaches, complementary therapists,
etc.) or who would like to study an introduction to counselling.
People who would like to take this course to give them confidence
to pursue other educational opportunities such as advanced courses in stress
management or diplomas in counselling, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.
PART I - Stress Management and Relaxation will include the following:
Theory of Stress
Brief combination techniques,
Refuting irrational ideas,
Goal setting and time management,
Coping with job stress,
PART II - Counselling Skills
The nature of the
What to do and what not
to do when starting to counsel,
The process of listening,
reveal one’s own feelings.
This module also
provides information about what every helper should know about
Mental health diagnosis,
Drugs and alcohol,
Counselling persons with
Death and emergencies.
Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in
Stress Management with Counselling Skills awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK
qualification. Course graduates will also receive an additional certification as
a Stress Management Coach.
The college is accredited by the International Association for
Distance Learning. Course graduates may use the postnominal initials Dip. S.M.C.
and Certified Stress Management Coach.
The course is accredited by
Guild for Stress Management and Trauma Specialists
and by ACCPH and graduates may apply for membership.
Students and graduates of the
course will be eligible to apply to register
with "Counselling", a registered charity - see
www.counselling.ltd.uk, and on successful
registration the graduate will be entitled to
the style "CCC Registered Counsellor."
(Applies to UK only. "Counselling" does not
accredit or approve the UKCHT course.)
Students will be
entitled to exemption from parts of certain
other UKCHT courses.
If you wish to
register as a coach specialising in stress
management, we can recommend a professional
coaching association you can apply to join.
However if you wish to become a life and
personal coach, further study is strongly
recommended, for example our
Diploma in Holistic
Prospective students are responsible for checking whether they need
any form of accreditation or licensing to practise as a counsellor or
psychotherapist in their own country. UK College of Holistic Training is unable to give advice on
local regulations in your country. However, "Stress Management" by itself is
unlikely to be regulated.
Please see our FAQs page for general information about
practising counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and elsewhere.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at
any time. If any key textbook becomes unobtainable we will provide a substitute
module based on another book.