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Master Practitioner of Holistic Counselling

Become an Expert In Your Field

Quick facts

  • Graduate in 1.5-2.5 years – 1,100 Hours of Study
  • High-Level Qualification - case study essay, clinical practice & thesis
  • Study 100% Online with Practical Live Zoom Sessions (recorded)
  • Evidence-Based Curriculum – where science meets spirit!
  • Comprehensive & Multi-Award Winning Program
  • Use the Initials: Master.Prac.Hol.Couns. after your name

Course fee info

  • Start studying at just $140 per week!
  • Course fee is $4,150 if paid in FULL on enrolment (SAVE $620)
  • Course fee is $4,770 if PAYMENT PLAN option chosen ($570 deposit to be paid on enrolment & weekly fee of $140 paid across 30 weeks)

Benefits of studying with us

  • Awards – Multi-Award-Winning Curriculum (3 years in a row!)
  • Industry-Approved – Courses meet the requirements of 5 international associations, which graduates can join.
  • Membership Discounts – Free 1-year IMTTA practitioner registration & 20% OFF your first year of IICT registration.
  • Insurance – Graduates can obtain Professional Insurance to work legally in more than 20 countries.
  • Supported the WHOLE Way – We are determined to help our students succeed! We don’t just sign you up and leave you to it. We are committed to your ongoing learning and development. 
  • Practitioner Support Network – Graduates also receive FREE ongoing support via the Practitioner Support Network.
  • 100% online – Delivered via an easy-to-use learning platform – study at home, at your own pace.
  • Assessments – Submitted online with regular feedback provided by your trainer.
  • Live Training – via Zoom with your trainer (recorded for those who cannot make it).
  • Business & Marketing Modules – To support you launch and grow your own business.
  • Postgraduate Study Options – Access to graduate-only certificates to upskill in areas of specialist interest.

What you will study

Graduate with the following industry-approved qualifications:

  1. Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Health
  2. Advanced Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Human Development
  3. Advanced Practitioner of Meditation Therapies
  4. Master Practitioner of Holistic Counselling

PLUS the below Postgraduate Certificates:

  1. Certificate in Brain-Body Medicine
  2. Certificate in Autonomic Nervous System Realignment Therapy
  3. Certificate in Advanced Holistic Counselling
  4. Certificate in Holistic Telehealth Counselling
  5. Certificate in Holistic Grief & Loss Counselling
  6. Certificate in Holistic Trauma & Abuse Counselling
  7. Certificate in Holistic Marriage & Relationship Counselling
  8. Certificate in Holistic Therapies for PTSD
  9. Certificate in Inner-Child Work
  10. Certificate in Meditation Therapy for Women’s Midlife Health OR
    Certificate in Meditation Therapy for Men’s Holistic Health 

Units of study

Unit 1: Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Human Development (120 hours)

Unit 2: Certificate in Brain-Body Medicine (80 hours)

Unit 3: Certificate in Autonomic Nervous System Realignment Therapy (80 hours)

Unit 4: Certificate in Advanced Holistic Counselling (80 hours)

Unit 5: Certificate in Holistic Telehealth Counselling  (80 hours)

Unit 6: Certificate in Holistic Grief & Loss Counselling (80 hours)

Unit 7: Certificate in Holistic Trauma & Abuse Counselling  (80 hours)

Unit 8: Certificate in Holistic Marriage & Relationship Counselling (80 hours)

Unit 9: Certificate in Holistic Therapies for PTSD  (80 hours)

Unit 10: Certificate in Inner Child Work (80 hours)

PLUS Specialist Master Practitioner Level Units:

Unit 11: Holistic Counselling & Anger Management (80 hours)

  • Creating safe environments
  • Client Centred Therapy
  • Understanding Anger
  • Anger Management
  • The Polyvagal Theory
  • Ethics for Holistic Counsellors
  • Client Assessment

Recommended Reading:

  1. Holistic Counselling - A New Vision for Mental Health by Dr Patricia Sherwood
  2. The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Deb A. Dana

Unit 12: Holistic Clinical Practice (50 hours)

  • Students will take five volunteer clients through hour-long counselling sessions each week for 10 weeks.
  • Supervision & guidance provided via email to assist students with planning and facilitating the case study sessions.
  • Case study sessions may be conducted in-person, or live via Zoom.
  • Volunteer clients will complete a review and email this to the college after each session to provide feedback on the student's counselling abilities.

Unit 13: Case Study Essay (10 hours)

Write and submit an essay detailing the experiences gained through the case study sessions.

Unit 14: Holistic Psychotherapy (80 hours)

  • Meditation as Therapy
  • Introduction to holistic psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Sand-play
  • Rebirthing-breathwork
  • Neuro Linguist Programming
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT – tapping)
  • Expressive
  • Drama and Role Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

Unit 15: Master Practitioner of Holistic Counselling Thesis (80 hours)

  • Research and write a Master Practitioner of Holistic Counselling Thesis
  • Develop ideas based on acquired knowledge and accumulated experience
  • Complete a major research project
  • Create a substantial piece of writing to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of selected topics

Unit 16: Specialist Holistic Health Minor (80 hours)

Choose one of the following minors:

Who should do this course?

  • Those wishing to master the art and science of Holistic Counselling.
  • Those wanting the highest level Holistic Counselling qualification available.
  • Those wanting to start their own business, or add Holistic Counselling to their current business.
  • Those interested in psychology; how we think, why we behave the way we do, how we can live our best lives.
  • Holistic Therapists of other modalities wishing to upskill in Holistic Counselling.
  • Traditional Counsellors or Therapists who want a more holistic approach to their practice.
  • Those wanting to start a new career in the booming mental health and wellbeing industry.
  • Those who would like learn scientifically proven holistic therapies for their own personal growth and development.
  • Suitable for all ages over 18 years, including mature-age students.
  • No previous experience or qualifications required.

 Graduates will possess the confidence and expertise to facilitate the following:

  • Holistic counselling sessions with individuals, teens, couples & groups
  • Holistic counselling sessions for a large range of issues e.g. trauma, grief, relationship, women's health
  • Holistic psychotherapy sessions
  • Treating the WHOLE client - mind, body & spirit
Course Overview
Duration: 1.5-2.5 years
Study hours: 1,100
Units: 16
Course level: Master Practitioner
Course cost: $4,150
Next intake: 30 May 2024
Gain: 4 qualifications & 10 certificates
Access to: 20 graduate-only certificates

I have studied Counselling through a government accredited provider and as much as I thoroughly enjoyed the content, I felt that it lacked what your course offered. Tools, homework, business set-up ideas, marketing, research, fee structure, connection and ongoing support. I must commend you on not only providing practical information that is going to help one embark as a successful holistic counsellor, but you also gave the other tools to help people embark on this journey feeling confident that they not only have the skills to work in this area, but they have the ethics and understanding of good customer service and professionalism as well.

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