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Course running: AUTUMN 2017 - Sunday 05th of November 2017
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The Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh was founded in 1875, originally as a cookery school but later evolving into a more general university some years later. The very new, modern campus is situated in Musselburgh, just to the east of Edinburgh. The town itself is a strong contender for the oldest town in Scotland - the Romans are said to have settled there as far back as AD80. As a result, Edinburgh, features many incredibly old, beautiful buildings including the Tolbooth which dates back to around the 1590s.

Chrysalis offer the Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (one year), Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (two years) and Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (three years). Students can pay for the courses either upfront in advance (with discounts available) or through interest-free monthly instalments.


Maggie White MNCS Accred

Maggie was a Registered General Nurse specialising in Orthopaedics and Trauma before going on to work in ICU & CICU. Prior to this Maggie worked abroad for various travel companies as an overseas rep. She has always had an interest in why people make the choices they do and how they coped with various life issues. In 1994 Maggie took an Introduction to Counselling Course at Stirling University and started volunteering at Off The Record, an organisation for young adults. From there she went on to complete Counselling Skills course before attending Strathclyde University (Jordanhill Campus) and studying for a Post-graduate diploma in Counselling. Qualifying in 2001, Maggie then joined an counselling organisation working in GP practices throughout Lanarkshire. The organisation was taken into NHS and Maggie remains there to this day. 

Before joining NHS she studied and completed a Diploma in CBT Counselling and has throughout her career attended many various workshops as she believes in ongoing learning and development. Maggie also works for a small charity and privately as a counsellor. Her main theoretical base is Rogerian Person-Centred but is open to other Therapeutic disciplines as the most important thing is that it fits the clients needs.

Maggie is an Accredited Registrant member of The National Counselling Society. View Maggie's NCS profile.

Graham Sheaff MHS Accred

Graham is a Psychology graduate with extensive experience in teaching in secondary, further and higher education. He became interested in counselling as a natural extension of his study of Psychology combined with his experience of dealing with adults and young people withint the education setting.  He trained as a Psychodynamic counsellor and has his own private practice.  In order to provide a more holistic approach to therapy, he undertook additional training in CBT which was more applicable to the teenagers he was working with in his role as a secondary school tutor where support for stress, anxiety and OCD were required on a regular basis.

To complement these therapies, and following his interest in the overlap between therapeutic styles, he undertook further training as a hypnotherapist.  He combines a passion for theoretical knowledge with a breadth of understanding of different styles of therapy and a wealth of experience as a teacher, tutor and therapist.

Graham is an Accredited Registrant member of The National Hypnotherapy Society. To view Graham's HS profile please click here.

Gloria Breen MNCS Accred

Gloria lives in the Scottish Borders and enjoys the outdoor life. Psychology has been a passion for almost 14 years since starting her career change, leading from working as a Veterinary Pharmaceuticals sales manager to retrain as a psychologist/psychological therapist. Gloria has a BSc Hons in Psychology, Advanced professional diploma in integrative counselling, Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Diploma level qualification in Addiction, and is an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. She has spent several years working with addiction and dual diagnosis, also in a rehabilitation hospital and has experience in supporting individuals who self harm. Her experience also includes counselling individuals with a number of additional problems such as, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and more severe problems such as BPD. Gloria has experience in using a variety of different therapeutic models including Person Centred, CBT, REBT and Motivational Interviewing and is currently involved in expanding her knowledge and training in mindfulness techniques and DBT. (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).

Gloria is an Accredited Registrant member of The National Counselling Society. To view Gloria's NCS profile please click here.

Please note that Chrysalis Not For Profit Ltd is not part of Queen Margaret University. We are fortunate enough to be able to hire training facilities at Queen Margaret University to run our various courses. 

Which course is right for you?

Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills

The Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills Training Course (Cert. Hyp CS)

AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills

Course 1
The Chrysalis Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory course

The Chrysalis Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory Course (Dip CST.)

AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory

Course 2

Please note: You must be a graduate of our Level 4 Advanced Diploma in order to undertake these courses.

Advanced Qualification Courses

The Chrysalis Higher Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Informed by Research)

The Chrysalis Higher Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Training (Informed by Research) (H.Dip Psy C.)

AIM Awards Level 6 Higher Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Informed By Research)

Course 5

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