About Chrysalis

If you are at a crossroads in life and would like a fresh challenge, a change of career, or just want to help others, becoming a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, or Hypnotherapist with Chrysalis, is the chance to do just that. Chrysalis has designed our part time courses to fit around your busy lives, so that everyone has the opportunity, regardless of circumstance, to enjoy the personal and professional benefits of studying Counselling. Working as a Counsellor is rewarding, challenging, inspiring and so vital in helping nurture mental health. Chrysalis will help you to help others.

Chrysalis is set up as a not-for-profit company to help enhance the life-skills of its students. As we have no shareholders, any surplus income we generate is re-invested straight back into the courses we provide.

We continually look to improve and expand our range of courses in order to offer more and more people, like you, the opportunity to enhance their potential.

At Chrysalis, we take the best elements of well-known counselling and psychotherapy models and put them together in our unique, tried and tested approach, called psychotherapeutic counselling. This allows you to help with a range of common human problems whilst developing your own self-knowledge and understanding.

On graduation from Chrysalis courses, you will be eligible to gain accredited membership with the relevant bodies and, subject to terms and conditions, join an Accredited Register.

You’ll be able to use your qualifications as building blocks, taking your RQF credits elsewhere or progressing to Higher Education and postgraduate studies.

You will be qualified to practise as a fully accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and or Hypnotherapist.

Studying Counselling and therapy with Chrysalis is not just about a career- it's so much more than that. When you study with Chrysalis you gain experience and both professional and personal benefits.

There are many benefits when undertaking a Chrysalis course

Professional Growth

  • Become a professional therapist or counsellor with good earning potential
  • Start a new career or enhance your current career
  • Work flexibly in a range of settings; employed, self-employed, full or part-time
  • Earn recognised and accredited qualifications
  • Gain professional recognition through national professional associations & be eligible to join an Accredited Register recognised by the Professional Standards Authority*
  • Use your Chrysalis qualifications as a recognised route to Higher Education*

*subject to terms and conditions


Personal Growth

  • Embark upon personal growth and change in a safe, & professional setting
  • Explore the nature of the human being – thoughts & feelings
  • Choose a rewarding and meaningful course of study
  • Make friends & meet others with similar interests
  • Gain a sense of personal satisfaction and achievement
  • Make a real difference to people’s lives

Just like the caterpillar transforming into a butterfly in it's Chrysalis, we aim to be a safe, protective environment where practical and engaging training will help you emerge with new skills, a sense of achievement and the confidence that you are making the most of your abilities to take the first step in your new exciting career.

Graduate Testimonials

Don't take our word for it, listen to our graduates. Read testimonials from past Chrysalis graduates of our hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling courses.

"As a former health professional, I was accepted, last year, to do a Degree in Counselling before realising the impact of the cost of the enormous Fees attached! This lead to my search for related course providers, hence Chrysalis, offering such value. Amazed & wishing I had been introduced to Hypnotherapy earlier as now it completely consumes me."

Mary AnneChrysalis Student

“The Interviewer made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I left the interview feeling confident that Chrysalis is the right choice for me”

Amanda WoodsChrysalis Student

“In the current economic climate, I decided to take the advice of my friends and retrained in a recession”

Sandy MichaelsChrysalis Student

"I'm near to the end of my Advanced Diploma in Counselling after completing my Dip.in Hypnotherapy and my Dip in Counselling. My last course has been by far the best and has really given me the chance to explore counselling in depth with a fantastic tutor. I retired from teaching and now have a new rewarding career as a counsellor."

Kate AxfordChrysalis Student

“Getting OFQUAL qualifications means for me these are properly recognised courses, not just privately awarded certificates. The QCF means I can use these qualifications in lots of ways.”

John HardyChrysalis Student

“I wanted to join the National Hypnotherapy Society, as it’s the only hypnotherapy organisation with a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority. I also want to train as a counsellor later on and I want my hypnotherapy training to count as part of that.”

Debbie StewartChrysalis Student