Natural Energies College, Complementary Therapies Diplomas
Natural Energies College
Natural Energies College, Complementary Therapies Diplomas

Certificate in Holistic Counselling

Certificate in Holistic Counselling

Course Details

Focusing on traditional and holistic counselling techniques for guidance, healing, awareness and empowerment.

The certificate in holistic counselling course is divided into five main sections:

Holistic Living - delving into the mind, body, spirit and heart.

Meditation - learning to facilitate various forms and styles of meditation for individuals and groups.

Counselling - understanding the mind and its contribution to health and happiness; and learning to incorporate counselling skills and concepts into holistic healing sessions.

Energy healing - exploring the chakras and aura and learning how to assess, boost and heal these energy systems in order to support the mind and body through the counselling process.

Clinical practice - how to plan, prepare and facilitate healing sessions.

Study Materials:

  • 3 printable and interactive PDF manuals on a USB Flash Drive (pdf manuals include video clips and meditation sound files)
  • Access to the Student Portal on our website
  • Access to our private student Facebook group
  • Email tutorial assistance - Monday to Friday during business hours

(Dropbox delivery is available for students living outside of Australia or those that don't have a USB drive on their computer).


Module 1 Holistic Counselling I (236 pages)

  • The holistic approach
  • Living a holistic lifestyle
  • The physical body 
  • The intellectual body
  • The emotional body
  • The spiritual body
  • Meditation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Qi gong exercises
  • Visualisation
  • Facilitating meditation
  • Counselling awareness
  • Counselling skills
  • Counselling processes
  • Integrating Counselling into a healing session  

Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M1 Core Beliefs Sample Page - M1 Core Beliefs (622 KB)

Sample Page - M1 Positive Action Sample Page - M1 Positive Action (280 KB)

Sample Page - M1 Self Esteem Sample Page - M1 Self Esteem (202 KB)

Sample Page - M1 Types of Love Sample Page - M1 Types of Love (167 KB)

"Best Choice"

Doing the Certificate in Holistic Counselling has been one of the best choices I have ever made. 

It has taught me so much about healing myself and healing others; and has given me so many tools and skills that I will continue to use throughout my life. 

I am so grateful for all that I have gained from doing this course.

Natalie, NSW

Module 2.1 Energy Healing Supplement (139 pages)

  • The chakra system
  • Overview of the chakras
  • Comprehensive view of the main chakras
  • Minor Chakras
  • Kundalini
  • Chakra maintenance
  • Chakras assessment
  • Chakra associations
  • The auric system
  • Research & history
  • Auric layers
  • Aura assessment
  • Aura maintenance
  • Aura healing
  • Energy healing contraindications

Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M2 Chakra Associations Sample Page - M2 Chakra Associations (194 KB)

Sample Page - M2 Chakra hand positions Sample Page - M2 Chakra hand positions (778 KB)

Sample Page - M2 Existence Sample Page - M2 Existence (135 KB)

Module 5.1 Clinical Practice Supplement (42 pages)

  • Health history & consent form
  • The consultation
  • The healing session
  • Healer preparations
  • Healing categories
  • Professional Ethics

Duration: 12 months

Course duration: 10 months plus 2 additional months to allow for the midyear and end of year college breaks. 

Extensions: Students can continue to study beyond the 12 month duration for a monthly fee of $55. (Extension fees are only required for the months the student submits work.)

Hours of study:  Approximately 2 to 5 hours per week to complete the course within the 12 month timeframe.

Minimum duration: This course can be completed in 8 months with full time study - 4 to 10 hours per week.  

Study hours are approximate and dependent on the student's study pace. 

Note: The college closes towards the end of May until mid July for the  mid year break; and mid December until the end of January for the end of year break. During the college breaks, students can continue to study, but they cannot submit work or conduct their case study exam.

Enrolments are accepted throughout the year as placements become available. Students can commence their course as soon as they receive their study materials. 

Click here to Register Interest in Enrolment  

Note: Applicants must be 18 years of age or over to enrol. 

Study Format:

Home study - Students will complete the entire course from home, with tutorial assistance available via email (Mon-Fri), and access to our private student facebook group and our Student Portal which contains a myriad of resources to assist students with their studies. 

Email queries are normally responded to on the same day, or the next working day. Students generally have their graded work returned to them in one to two business days.


...... I have had tears, deep thoughts, denial and even anger. Now I have healing, love, peace and calmness, as well as knowledge. I truly believe everyone should do a course like this one. What I now am able to do is help others get through what I did by myself.

The course content was perfect, the exercises perfect and tutoring was prompt and full of loving kind words. 

I looked forward to my tutor's beautiful comments as they helped me with my confidence and the determination to carry on. I rarely give 10 out of 10 when doing an evaluation, but this time, I am unable to fault anything.  

I recommend this course to everyone.

Annette, Receptionist
Natural Therapies Clinic

Course Fees (Incl. GST): 

Upfront payment: $985 payable upon enrolment. (Concession Fee $905) 
All materials are provided upfront.


Instalment 1: $525 (concession $485)
Instalment 2: $525 (concession $485)

Students paying in instalments will receive module 2.1 upon enrolment; and modules 4 and 5.1 upon payment of their second instalment. (Students should aim to pay their second instalment within 3 months of enrolment to ensure they allow themselves enough time to complete the entire course within the one year time frame. The instalments option has an included administrative fee making the overall cost slightly more expensive than paying upfront.)

Exam Fee: $90 payable towards the end of the course, upon completion of the final module exam. The exam fee is a one off payment for all modules combined; not per module.

General Information

Manuals: The manuals are very comprehensive, have a flexible weekly study schedule and are comprised of a balance of theory and practical activities. 

Meditations are delivered on sound files within the manuals so that you are able to take yourself through each meditation. Activities are delivered in a step by step process and where relevant are accompanied by video clips making them easy to follow for students of all levels. 

Tutorial Assistance: Written feedback and guidance, as relevant, is provided to students each time they submit their assessment activities and any time they have questions pertaining to their course. 

Supplements: Modules 2.1 Energy Healing & 5.1 Clinical Practice are study partners for NEC certificate courses, providing students with healing and professional practice foundations relevant to certificate level. (Please note that the supplement modules are subsidised by the college to maintain cost effectiveness for certificate students)

Extras: This course contains some activities that require the use of the following crystal implements - a quartz pendulum, amethyst druze and satin spar. These implements may be bought from from crystal or new age stores. With the exception of the quartz pendulum, the remaining implements are optional as the activities may be conducted without them. Upon enrolment, students will be provided with pictures and information on choosing the above mentioned crystals.

Currency/Payments: All course fees are in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. Payment options (without GST) are available to students living outside of Australia. 

All payments are strictly non refundable.

Please note: Government funding such as Austudy and Centre Link study allowance are not available with this course.

There are no prerequisites for the certificate courses. However Reiki, or a similar hands on healing workshop may be helpful for students that have no experience in energy healing.

Advancement: Students that successfully complete this certificate will receive credit for the Holistic Counselling I module and part credit for the Metaphysical Studies module, should they wish to continue their studies with the Diploma in Holistic Counselling, Diploma in Complementary Therapies or the Dual Diploma in Holistic Counselling/Complementary Therapies.  A credit is also available for modules 2.1 and 5.1 if students wish to continue their studies with another NEC certificate course.

Accreditation: All courses offered by Natural Energies College are accredited nationally with the AHHCA (Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association), and recognised nationally and internationally* by the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists); enabling graduates to obtain practitioner membership with the AHHCA or IICT and gain practitioner insurance for professional practice.

*Please check with the IICT for which countries are covered. 

"Incredible results"

This course was a journey into a greater awareness; and well designed to delve into the process at a personal pace.

I found the information and activities were truly helpful to assist in the identification and healing of one's soul; which has helped to build a solid foundation in holistic health. 

The assistance, guidance and supervision given was excellent throughout and any queries were always responded to quickly.

Through this course I have witnessed both personally and otherwise, incredible results in growth and insight on all levels; and I am truly grateful for the knowledge and skills this course has gifted.

Thank you and well done for providing a wonderful course. 

Your content and commitment to a healthier way of being is simply outstanding. 

Jasmine, SA
Holistic Healer / Photographer

Computer/software requirements for Manuals: 

  • Recent or the latest versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player (these can be downloaded free from the internet); 
  • Up to date Antivirus software (this can be downloaded free from the internet)
  • USB drive (optional) Please inform the college when enrolling if your computer does not have a USB drive.
  • Sound Card (this usually comes already installed on a computer)
  • A Media Player - Windows Media Player or Quicktime (these usually come already installed on a computer, but they can also be downloaded free from the internet).
  • Microsoft Word (or a compatible program). 
  • Students will need internet access in order to email their assessments, correspond with the college and receive college updates. Internet access is not required to view your pdf manuals.
All course particulars are subject to change in order to maintain up to date information and meet any new industry standards and AHHCA regulations. Students will be informed of changes as they arise. 


What type of assessment activities do I need to complete with this course?
Assessment activities are designed to assist you in developing the necessary skills of a healer. The majority of assigned work will be practical. Upon practising each activity, you will then type up a summary of the activity; your observations and the outcome and submit this to the college via email. 

You will need to practise your new skills on friends or family as well as engaging in self analysis and self healing activities. Therefore whilst you are learning, you are also creating a happier, healthier life for yourself and your loved ones. By doing so, you also become a positive role model for your clients as well as developing an empathy towards the processes that you will be taking your clients through.

How often do I need to submit work?
Assessment activities must be submitted monthly (at least). If you are unable to submit work for a particular month, that's fine as long as you notify the college via email prior to or during the month in question. The college will provide you with a recommended quota of activities to submit each month; however you can increase (up to 9) or decrease (down to 1) this quota to suit your lifestyle. If you submit less than the recommended monthly quota, then it is just a matter of catching up in other months.

Do I need to attend classes on campus at any time during the course?
No, the entire holistic counselling course is delivered via correspondence. Students will submit their work via email.

I do not live in Australia. Can I still enrol in your courses?
Yes, our correspondence courses are available to overseas students from New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Overseas* students may enrol in any of the certificate and diploma courses in holistic counselling, complementary therapies, colour therapy, metaphysical studies and crystal healing.

* Exclusions may apply. Please email the college if your country or region is not specifically listed above.
* Student visas are not available with our courses.

Are your certificate and diploma courses available nationally in Australia?
Yes, our correspondence courses are open to students living in Australia nationwide, country and cities: Melbourne Victoria, Sydney New South Wales, Brisbane Queensland, Perth Western Australia, Adelaide South Australia, Hobart Tasmania, Darwin Northern Territory and Canberra. All certificate and diploma courses in holistic counselling, complementary therapies, colour healing, metaphysical studies and crystal healing are available to Australian students.

Are there exams?
You will complete (in your home)  an online, open book multiple choice exam for each module plus a clinical practice exam comprising of one case study towards the end of your course.


An amazing transformational course. 

A beautiful guidance to peeling off layers of conditioning to reach the core of who we really are.  

This course holds a strong and compassionate space for you to grow and let go.

Kristy, WA

What is involved in the clinical practice exam?
The clinical practice exam requires you to take one volunteer client through weekly healing sessions for 7 weeks. You will have supervision and guidance via  email to assist you with planning and facilitating your case study sessions. The aim of the clinical practice exam is to provide you with experience in your chosen field and to build your confidence in working as a holistic healer. Your clinical practice exam is conducted in your own home or at a wellbeing centre in your local area.

Who is this course suitable for?


  • People that are already working in the health and wellbeing industry that would like to assist their clients with basic counselling techniques; holistic living, meditation and chakra/auric healing as complementary treatment for pain relief, relaxation, stress management and healing.
  • Existing practitioners that would like to incorporate holistic counselling skills and techniques into their practice.
  • People that are wanting to run meditation workshops or classes for relaxation and wellbeing.
  • People that would like to begin their studies slowly with a certificate course prior to deciding whether to proceed with a Diploma level course.


  • People that would like to learn more about holistic living, meditation and counselling for their own personal development and wellbeing and that of their friends and family.
  • People that are interested in self exploration and the mind’s connection to health and wellbeing of body, mind and spirit.

Will successful completion of the course provide me with a professional qualification?
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Holistic Counselling course, you will be able to professionally incorporate counselling techniques into your existing practice or with future healing certificates. For example: combining counselling techniques with Reiki or another energy healing modality. 

Graduates will be eligible for Practitioner Membership with the IICT or AHHCA which will enable them to obtain practitioner insurance so that they can practice as a Holistic Healer.

NOTE: Students wanting to have and work under the title of Holistic Counsellor must complete the Diploma in Holistic Counselling.

What do I receive upon graduation?
Upon graduation you will receive a:

  • Certificate of qualification in Holistic Counselling I
  • Statement of results
  • Graduation letter
  • Recommendation letter for AHHCA practitioner membership
  • Continued access to our Student Portal and its resources

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