(Cert. Couns. Skills)
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course approved by Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy for
Possibility of registration with certain other UK professional
A distance learning
course for anyone who helps, guides or manages
people including hypnotherapists, managers and
recommended period of study:
1 to 3
months. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£135.00 (135 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see
A FREE textbook will be included for students from the UK. Students
outside the UK will need to pay extra for the textbook and postage.
Method of study:
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
textbooks and self-reflection. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
This is a
comprehensive short course in counselling for
those who help people either voluntarily or in
the course of their job, vocation or profession.
The course is suitable for charity volunteers,
nurses, care workers, advice workers, pastors,
teachers, doctors, social workers, community
workers, police officers, probation officers,
lawyers, complementary medicine practitioners,
masseurs/ masseuses, coaches, personal trainers, hypnotherapists, funeral directors,
managers, hairdressers, beauticians and anyone
who finds him/herself often in the position of
listening to other people’s problems without a
qualification in counselling.
counsellors and psychotherapists will also
benefit from this course, as a refresher and as an
appreciation of the common-sense and human core
of basic counselling which can be forgotten by
those whose training depends heavily on
techniques or giving information.
focuses on such issues as:
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.
The course also provides a
useful overview of professional diagnosis
by psychologists or psychiatrists, and
of what every helper should know about
mental health diagnosis,
drugs and alcohol,
counselling persons with
death and emergencies.
Successful graduates will receive the
Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK
qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for
Distance Learning. Course graduates may use the postnominal designation Cert.
This course is approved by
The Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy
(which is linked to UKCHT) and graduates may apply for Licentiate membership.
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.)
If you have other
relevant qualifications in counselling you may also be recommended to apply for the
appropriate grade of membership of the National Counselling Society (UK). The
http://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/ will consider a
wide variety of qualifications towards entry
levels of membership and will advise on further
study towards becoming an Accredited Counsellor.
Prospective overseas 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, "Life Coaching" by itself is
unlikely to be regulated.
This diploma is accepted by
Calamus International University (a
non-UK, private distance university with private accreditation) for credit towards
Please see our FAQs page for general information about
practising counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and elsewhere.
To apply for this course
now, go to our Application page