Counselling & Hypnotherapy Courses



"The Chrysalis course literally changed my life. I am a mature student and never in a million years did I think I was capable of all that I have achieved so far. I am currently at the end of year two and have enjoyed this course immensely. Not only have I learned new skills but it has opened my eyes to what I am within. Thank you." - DONNA ANDREWS

Those living in north Hampshire and Berkshire may find that the courses offered at the Reading Holiday Inn - South M4, Jct. 11 are the most convenient option. Our courses are accredited by professional bodies such as the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society for counselling or the National Hypnotherapy Society for hypnotherapy courses, where you can become an Accredited Member (MNCPS (Acc.)). We are also proud to be an approved centre for Prince’s Trust Qualifications, which validates our qualifications and lists our courses on the RQF (Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework).

We offer different counselling courses depending on your experience. These include:

Level 3 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Introduction to Counselling Skills is a one-year course for beginners new to the industry. Our unique course blends hypnotherapy with counselling skills which means; graduates can start professional practice with a good level of hypnotherapy knowledge and experience, alongside having vital, rapport-building, and client-supporting skills learned from counselling approaches. This course covers topics such as hypnotherapy for anxiety and habits and hypnotherapy and counselling skills.

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory is a two-year course which incorporates level 3 as the first year of the syllabus. Applicants with an appropriate Level 3 Counselling Skills qualification can join directly onto year 2 of this course. This course includes components such as the different approaches to counselling; psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive approaches as well as stress, anxiety and self-defeating behaviours.

Finally our most popular course; Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. This comprehensive three-year course encompasses levels 3 and 4 within its initial two years. Ideal for aspiring professional counsellors, this diploma offers a recognised pathway onto an Accredited Register approved by the Professional Standards Authority. With modules covering vital topics like understanding depression, human relationships, abuse, addiction, and personal and professional development. Our Level 5 diploma not only fulfils current professional standards but also provides a cost-effective entry into the counselling profession.

For more information on the courses on offer at Leeds please contact us or request a prospectus.

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