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✔️ Are You Passionate About Empowering Others?

✔️ Do You Aspire to Thrive in the Booming Wellness Industry?

✔️ Seeking a Comprehensive, Science-Based Holistic Counselling Qualification?

Look no further; our Diploma of Holistic Counselling is designed just for you! Merging the latest scientific well-being research with ancient wisdom, this course equips you with the knowledge to create profound and lasting transformations in your clients. The program offers a blend of self-paced online learning and live practical sessions conducted via video conferencing, ensuring you develop both confidence and practical skills. Embark on a professional and personal journey as you explore the Art & Science of Transformation and Human Flourishing. Apply today!


This Course Meets The Requirements to Obtain Professional Membership With The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) and The International Society of Holistic Counsellors and Coaches (ISHCC). You will also be eligible to obtain professional insurance.

 ✔️ Taught 100% Online With The Support Of Experienced Mentors
Self-Paced Studies Via Student Portal + Online Live Training
Practical Sessions + Live Online Training Included
Science-Based And Non-Sectarian
Qualifies You To Join The IPHM & The ISHCC After Graduating
Access To Our Online Community
Study With An Industry Trusted & Award-Winning Sister College
Ten Hours Of Study Per Week For 60 Weeks, Part-Time (Includes Holidays)
Professional Course. Eligible To Use The Letters Dip.Hol.Couns(InteMind) After Your Name.



Our Holistic Coaching Course Provides you with the Following Professional Qualification:

This course will give you the following qualification:
Diploma of Holistic Counselling
Diploma of Holistic Coaching
Meditation & Mindfulness Practitioner

Become a Certified Professional Holistic Counsellor

Throughout our comprehensive course, you’ll immerse yourself in the world of mental well-being, gaining an extensive knowledge base. Upon successful completion, you’ll be well-equipped to offer your Holistic Counselling services to groups and provide one-on-one coaching. What’s more, you’ll also have the skills to teach, coach, and work as a professional Holistic Coach and Meditation & Mindfulness Practitioner.

This is a recognised professional qualification, and upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to join esteemed organisations such as The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) and The International Society of Holistic Counsellors & Coaches (ISHCC). In addition, you’ll be eligible to secure professional indemnity and public liability insurance, providing a comprehensive framework for your practice.

Many of our graduates embark on fulfilling journeys, opening their private practices to assist individuals in their local communities or connecting with clients worldwide through online platforms. Alternatively, you can explore employment opportunities with organisations seeking holistic well-being practitioners and stress management consultants.

Discover the art and science of transformation by applying the principles of Positive Psychology, Holism, Mind-Body Medicine, and the latest Transformational Tools to empower your clients to flourish.

Upon graduation, you’ll have the option to register for full membership with a variety of Professional Holistic Well-being & Coaching Associations, further enhancing your professional standing and network.

Did you know?
InteMind International is a sister company of the award-winning Australian School of Holistic Counselling, and we’re committed to delivering the same high-quality training on a global scale. Based in the UK, we extend the reach of our renowned education to students worldwide, ensuring that the exceptional training provided by the Australian School of Holistic Counselling is accessible to all.



Module 1: Meditation & Mindfulness Fundamentals + The Science of Stress

In this module, we will examine the history of meditation & mindfulness. We will also explore the science behind this ancient art and how it can positively affect our well-being. You will learn about the difference between mindfulness and meditation and start exploring the many ways meditation and mindfulness can be added to our lives. We will also look at the science of stress and explore how meditation and mindfulness may help relieve the negative impacts of stress in our society.

  • History of Meditation Mindfulness vs Meditation.
  • Bringing Meditation & Mindfulness to the Lab.
  • What is stress?
  • Types & effects of stress.
  • Signs of too much stress.
  • How to manage stress.
  • Using Mindfulness and Meditation to Evoke Positive Emotion
  • Contraindications to Mindfulness and Meditation

Module 2: Meditation as a Healing Tool

This module will look deeper into meditation as a healing tool. We will look at the current industry growth and trends and explore how we can utilise these trends in this fast-growing industry. We will also explore the many different meditation styles and how each style may benefit our clients and us. You will also start creating your own meditation scripts and learn how to develop your meditation voice.

  • Meditation industry growth and trends
  • Meditation Postures
  • Exploring Meditation Styles
  • Meditation Scripts EBOOK
  • Deep Muscle Relaxation
  • Visualisations
  • Guided meditations
  • Creating your own meditation scripts

Module 3: Implementing Mindfulness For Wellbeing

In this module, we will go deep into the art of Mindfulness for everyday living. You will learn about the benefits of mindfulness and the new science backing mindfulness practices. We will also explore the Mindfulness Framework and learn to use The SALT Method to diffuse negative thinking. You will also learn how to teach mindfulness to children and young people.

  • What is Mindfulness
  • Benefits of Mindfulness
  • The Mindfulness Framework
  • Using Mindfulness to Deal With Stress
  • The Salt Method
  • Mindfulness Exercises EBOOK
  • Teaching Mindfulness to Young People

Module 4: Creating & Marketing Your Programs & Services

Let’s get creative! In this module, we will guide you on creating your own meditation & mindfulness program from start to finish! We will also share our top marketing tips and tools to help you launch a successful Meditation & Mindfulness program!

  • Designing your first group program
  • Creating Your Target Audience
  • Creating Your First Marketing Campaign
  • The Eight Essentials When Selling Your Program
  • Creating a Successful Meditation & Mindfulness Practice
  • Zone of Mastery vs Zone of Acceleration
  • Our Answers to the most Common Practitioner Questions

Module 5: Holistic Counselling Skills – Part I

Learn about the three pillars of Holistic Coaching & Counselling: Listening Skills, Powerful Questioning & Holding Space. We will help you implement these tools on a deep level to help build rapport with your students and create transformational meditation & mindfulness programs.

  • The Three Pillars of Holistic Counselling
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Listening Skills (Point Zero Listening)
  • Holding Space
  • Summarising & Rephrasing
  • Opened vs Closed Questions
  • 101 of the most Transformational Coaching Questions

Module 6: Holistic Counselling Skills – Part II

In this module, we learn about body language, building rapport, and picking up on our client’s non-verbal cues. We will look at the main theories of emotion and how to support clients in processing deep emotions. We will also learn to better understand the zones of personal space and the three levels of awareness.

  • Building rapport
  • Decoding body language & mirroring
  • The zones of personal space
  • Verbal language
  • Main theories of emotion
  • Reflecting feelings
  • Helping client’s process deep emotions
  • The three zones of awareness

Module 7: Holistic Counselling Skills Part III

This module will teach you how to create your external and internal space to evoke transformation. We will also look at ways to structure your sessions with your clients to set the scene for transformation and present the most powerful counselling processes to use in your practice.

  • How to set the scene to evoke transformation
  • Creating your physical and internal space
  • How to structure your sessions
  • The five-stage Hackney and Cormier (2005) model for defining the counselling process
  • The Egan Model (2010)
  • POEM: 4-stage Process Model (Vallin, 2022)

Module 8: Holistic Counselling Skills Part IV

This module will explore how to use creativity in your sessions. We will teach you our top 10 Holistic Counselling Tools & Processes to use with your clients. We will also explore cognitive dissonance and the power of distinctions & show you how to use metaphors to evoke transformation.

  • Using creativity as a tool in HC sessions
  • The PROACTIV mindset
  • The Three Pillars of Powerful Holistic Counselling – 2nd Layer (cognitive dissonance, distinctions & metaphors)
  • Top 10 Holistic Counselling Tools & Processes (Includes Tools & Techniques E-book)
  • What to do when we are triggered

Module 9: Positive Psychology – The Science of Human Flourishing

In this module, you will learn the fundamentals of Positive Psychology. We explore the scientific research on human flourishing + enter the world of Positive Psychology Interventions (PPIs).

  • Positive Psychology Fundamentals
  • History of Positive Psychology
  • The five founding fathers of Positive Psychology
  • What Positive Psychology is NOT
  • What is happiness, and why is it important?
  • PPIs (positive psychology interventions)
  • Positive Psychology in Holistic Counselling

Module 10: Positive Psychology – The Potential of Character Strengths & Virtues

In this module, we will explore character strengths & virtues. You will discover your own Character Strengths and learn how to implement the science of Character Strengths into your sessions with clients. You will also learn to recognise the overuse, underuse and optimal use of character strengths.

  • Strengths & Virtues
  • What is Character?
  • Character Strengths in detail
  • How to utilise Character Strengths
  • Niemiec’s ROAD MAP
  • Finding the Golden Mean
  • Overuse/Underuse/Optimal Use of CS

Module 11: Positive Psychology – Applications & Implications of The PERMA Model

We will explore the PERMA Model in this module. We will look at PERMA-Friendly Applications & Processes we can use to help our clients understand the science and applications of utilising FLOW states for healing and explore how finding meaning connects to our well-being.

The PERMA model:

  • Positive Emotions
  • Engagement: The science and application of FLOW states
  • Relationships
  • Finding Meaning
  • Accomplishments
  • Abundance mindset

Module 12: Grit, Resilience & Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG)

In this module, we will explore the difference between a fixed vs a growth Mindset. You will also learn about Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) and how to cultivate Grit & Resilience is good for our mental health. We will also define the difference between Mental Health and Mental Illness and look at what clients we can support in our private practice and what clients we need to refer.

  • Mental Health vs Mental Illness
  • Defining Post Traumatic Growth (PTG)
  • Fixed vs Growth Mindset
  • How to Cultivate Resilience & Grit
  • Positive Psychology in Holistic Counselling – Connecting the dots
  • Introduction to The Four Levels of Transformation

Module 13.1: The Science of The Heart Brain

Did you know we have a brain in our hearts? In this module, we will explore the fascinating new science of our precious heart. We will investigate how our Heart Rate Variability (HRV) plays a role in our overall well-being and how, when we use practices to change our HRV, we help our bodies heal. We will also explore the science of Heart Coherence and learn about the power of connecting to NES (our non-emotional selves). We will also learn about The Circumplex Model of Emotion and explore emotional states.

  • The Science of the Heartbrain
  • HRV & Heart Coherence
  • Our Heart & Emotions
  • The Circumplex Model of Emotion
  • The “Emotional Weather Quadrant”
  • NES – A Coherent Heart Beyond our Emotions
  • Popular Heart Coherence Techniques

Module 13.2: Epigenetics, Being a Brain-Wise Practitioner

After this module, you will understand our Nervous System’s Basic Function & Structure. You Will Also Understand The Brain/ Heart/ Gut Connection & its Relationship to Well-Being + be able to define the major Structures & Functions of the Human Brain. We will also look into the science of epigenetics and its impact on our psychology and physiology.

  • The Structure & Function of the Nervous System
  • The Structure & Function of Neurons
  • The Brain, Heart, Gut Connection
  • Major Structures and Functions of the Brain
  • The Vagus Nerve – Function, Implication & Stimulation
  • Epigenetics and its Impact on Psychology

Module 14: The Four Levels of Transformation: Part I, STORY

Through this module, we will look at the types and stages of trauma, grief & loss. We will look at how the “HP approach” can help clients going through emotional pain and explore the difference between coming from compassion, sympathy & empathy when working with clients. 

  • Definition of stage II: STORY
  • Sympathy, vs Empathy vs Compassion
  • Using the HPA approach in Holistic Counselling


  • What is Trauma
  • Types of Trauma
  • Stages of Trauma
  • Trauma vs PTS


  • Definition of Grief & Loss
  • Types of Loss
  • Stages of Loss

Module 15: The Four Levels of Transformation: Part II, IDENTITY

Who have we become due to our past experiences? In this module, we will look at the attachment theory and seek to understand the cognitive functioning of human beings. We will explore the attachment theory and the role of emotions, beliefs & behaviour when supporting clients. You will also learn how to deal with strong emotions in your clients and learn tools to help them manage strong emotions.

  • Definition of stage II: IDENTITY
  • The Attachment Theory & the dance of human desire
  • Understanding beliefs
  • Defining & challenging behaviour
  • Tools to evoke belief and behavioural changes in clients
  • Dealing with strong emotion (anger management)

Module 16: The Four Levels of Transformation: Part III, INNER KNOWING

In this module, we will explore the definition of the inner self. We will also explore how to work with our and our client’s intuition. We will also explore how to work with our own and our client’s intuition as well as look at ways to increase inner strength by helping clients connect to the non-emotional self (NES).

  • Definition of stage III – Inner Knowing
    • NES
    • Understanding Intuition
    • Dealing With Blocks in Clients Intuition
    • Harnessing Inner Strength
    • Tools to Help Clients Connect to Inner Knowing
    • Finding or Redefining Personal Meaning

Module 17: The Four Levels of Transformation: Part VI, DEEP KNOWING

In this module, we will explore the spiritual self and learn about how our brain is wired for spirituality. We will also explore entangled belonging and look at how spirituality plays a role in healing.

  • Definition of stage IV: DEEP KNOWING
  • Our Brain on Spirituality
  • Defining Spirituality
  • Spirituality vs Religion
  • Using Deep Knowing as a Healing Tool
  • Defining Enlightenment
  • Misconceptions About Spirituality
  • Entangled Belonging
  • Finding or Redefining Universal Meaning

Module 18: Business Skills

We will help you prepare for success in this final module! Learn practical business skills, and get tips on setting up your business and pricing your services. Through the module, we will also go deeper into marketing and give you our top tips to grow a booming practice!

  • Creating a Code of Ethics
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Referrals
  • Mandatory Reporting & Note Taking
  • Insurance
  • ABN, Bookkeeping & Choosing a Business Name
  • Pricing Your Services
  • Marketing Tips

Practical Component: 80 Hours Practical via Video Conferencing (includes 40 Hours of Case Studies): Practical Hours Include Observation & Live Feedback, Reflective Group Discussions and Supervision

Final Exam: Submission of learning logsReflective journalling submission1 x written assignment of case studies5 x personal Holistic Counselling Sessions (to be paid for and booked in by the student).

👈 Wanna know MORE? Download our prospectus for further details.


This is a professional qualification. After completing this course, graduates can obtain public liability and indemnity insurance ¹. We also recommend joining one of the following associations:

✔︎ The International Society of Holistic Counsellors and Coaches (ISHCC) ²
✔︎ International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM)

¹ All students receive a special discount from our recommended insurance provider.
² Graduates receive a 20% discount on their first year with the ISHCC (professional membership only).


COURSE FEE PAID UPFRONT:NOW £3197.00 (Save £300.00)
COURSE FEE PAID IN INSTALMENTS:£297.00 at the time of enrolment.
Then 10 x monthly payments of £320.00
(Total: £3497.00, includes admin fees)
COURSE DURATION:Ten hours of study per week for 60 weeks (includes summer + midyear break).


Our courses are delivered entirely online via the ASHC student portal. Setting up your student account is super easy and quick! Associated audio and audio-visual components can be viewed and/or listened to via the student portal.

At ASHC, we offer high support. Join our live classes or contact your teacher via email, phone or our student app should you need extra help.

Our Diploma of Holistic Counselling is a professional course. Graduates are entitled to use the letters Dip.Hol.Couns (InteMind) after their name, which stands for “Diploma of Holistic Counselling”.


Dear Change-Maker,

We have all witnessed the profound impact of negative stress in one way or another. Whether it’s our personal experiences, the stories of our loved ones, or the broader view of the world, it’s hard to deny the detrimental effects stress can have on our mental, physical, and psychological well-being.

In response to the increasing demand for a more holistic approach to health and healing, the well-being industry is experiencing significant growth. There has never been a more poignant time to become a part of this amazing industry, where we can help people let go of stress, rediscover their inner strength, and reconnect with their true selves.

At the Australian School of Holistic Counselling (ASHC), our mission is crystal clear: to provide our students with the BEST training possible. All our courses are evidence-based, rooted in scientific knowledge, and designed to empower our graduates to become experts in their chosen holistic professions.

We firmly believe that your inner well-being is just as important as acquiring the tools to help others. Whether you choose to study with us online or in-person, our college is more than just an educational institution. It’s a nurturing environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive both professionally and personally.

I extend a warm invitation to you to join our team and me on this remarkable journey. I look forward to offering my support as you embark on this exciting path to personal and professional transformation.

Here’s to your success, and the bright ✨ future that awaits!

Warm regards,

Madelaine Vallin
Founder and Course Creator
Australian School of Holistic Counselling (ASHC)
InteMind International – A sister company of ASHC

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