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

Diploma in Spiritual Counselling

Diploma in Spiritual Counselling

Course Details

Would you like to guide others in their spiritual development? 

Are you interested in those aspects of life that have a magical or an otherworldly element to them?  

Do you feel that there is something more to life than what we can touch and see? 

Do you feel that there is a bigger picture to life and beyond?   

Are you looking for a practical and grounded way of combining the spiritual and metaphysical, with the more earthly and mainstream aspects of life? 

And most importantly, do you want to move forward in your life? Do you want to help others move forward and meet their potential?

Then this course is for you.

The Diploma in Spiritual Counselling is a synergistic blend of holistic counselling, spiritual development and metaphysical practices, designed to enlighten, to explore, to heal, and delight.

Study Materials:

  • 18 printable and interactive PDF manuals (pdf manuals include video clips and meditation sound files)
  • Access to the (student only) Portal and its resources on our website
  • Access to our private student Facebook group
  • Email tutorial assistance - Monday to Friday during business hours


This course begins with a strong emphasis on personal spiritual development. Before one can guide others on their spiritual path, they must first step onto that path themselves. With this mind, students will begin their course by completing a series of short courses that are inspired by the 7 main chakras. 

The short courses take on a holistic approach by focusing on various aspects of the mind, body and spirit; with a stronger focus on the body and earthly needs and desires in the lower chakra courses, then mind and self focused units in the central chakras and culminating in units that centre around the higher self, spirituality and a conscious unity in the upper chakra levels.

Please click onto the following links to see the syllabus of each short course:

Base Chakra Short Course Levels 1 & 2

Sacral Centre Short Course Levels 1 & 2

Solar Plexus Short Course Levels 1 & 2

Heart Chakra Short Course Levels 1 & 2

Throat Chakra Short Course Levels 1 & 2

Third Eye Chakra Short Course Levels 1 & 2

Crown Chakra Short Course Levels 1 & 2

Module 1 Holistic Counselling I (236 pages) 
The first holistic counselling module combines holistic and traditional techniques in counselling, for awareness, empowerment, guidance and healing. 

This module is divided into three main sections:-

Holistic Living - delving into the mind, body, heart and spirit; 
Meditation - learning to facilitate various forms and styles of meditation for individuals and groups; and 
Counselling - understanding the mind and its contribution to health and happiness and exploring a variety of counselling techniques and skills that students can incorporate into holistic counselling sessions.

  • 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)


Module 2  Metaphysical Studies (373 pages)

A varied and comprehensive module that examines the subtle energies that support and connect the mind, body and spirit. This is combined with exploration of the soul, encouraging the student to uncover their intuitive and spiritual strengths and learn practical methods for refining and expanding their skills in this area.

Explore esoteric signs and messages; make your own runes, learn to read a coffee cup, conduct rituals, manifest, discover the laws of the universe, meet your guides and totem animals, explore magical lunar energy and more. This module contains a myriad of esoteric topics, each practical, creative, detailed and enjoyable.

  • The chakra system
  • The auric system
  • The psychic senses
  • Soul groups
  • Esoteric communication
  • Laws of the universe
  • Numerology
  • Bagua & intuitive feng shui
  • Manifesting
  • Altars & rituals
  • Archangels
  • Sound healing
  • Lunar energy
  • Totem animals
  • Past life work
  • Ancestral healing
  • Sacred runes    

Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M2 Bagua Basics Sample Page - M2 Bagua Basics (779 KB)

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 Clinical Practice (94 pages)

Students will be taken through the step by step process of incorporating all the modules to create an integrated healing session that will suit the individual needs of each client. How to prepare an effective healing environment; healer self-maintenance; the dynamics of an in-depth consultation and professional conduct are all covered within the module to ensure the student is ready and confident in facilitating a healing as a complementary therapist.

  • The role of disease
  • Health history & consent form
  • The consultation
  • Consultation assessment
  • Client and healer goals
  • Healer preparations
  • Environmental preparations
  • Client awareness
  • Stages of a healing session
  • Limitations
  • Healer maintenance
  • Supervision
  • Contraindications
  • Case studies
  • Ethics and professional conduct 
  • Identifying your destiny
  • Business practicalities and requirements
  • Workshops
  • Career options
  • Professional boundaries
  • Metaphysical business preparations 

Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M5 The consultation Sample Page - M5 The consultation (126 KB)

Sample Page - M5 The role of dis-ease Sample Page - M5 The role of dis-ease (130 KB)

"Throat Chakra - Level 1"

I have loved this course - the best of them all. 

The throat chakra seemed to resonate with me. It was just what I needed at this point in time.



Duration:  30 months

Course duration: 25 months plus 5 additional months to allow for the midyear and end of year college breaks. 

Extensions: Students can continue to study beyond the 30 month duration for a monthly fee of $110. (Extension fees are only required for the months the student submits work.)

Hours of study:  2 to 4 hours for the short courses and 6 to 8 hours for the modules, per week. Hours are approximate (and flexible) as they are dependent on the student's study pace.

Minimum duration: This course can be completed in 13 months intensive full time study.  

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. (Please note that a waiting list may apply during peak periods)

Click here to Register Interest in Enrolment

Note: Applicants must be 16 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 during business hours), 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 (with the exception of public holidays, weekends and semester breaks). Students generally have their graded work returned to them in one to two business days. 

Course Fee Options  (Incl. GST)

Full Course Payment  (includes $350 discount)
Course fees:  $2880 payable upon enrolment (concession $2500)Students paying upfront receive all provided study materials upfront.

Exam fee: $155 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.

Module Instalments:  

Course Fees: $3230 (concession $2850) payable in instalments as per below  Students will receive each short course/module and its accompanying study materials upon payment.

Exam Fee: $155  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.

Students may enrol and pay for one (or more) short courses/modules at a time as follows:

$85    for each level 1 short course (7 courses x $85 each)

$85    for each level 2 short course (7 courses x $85 each)
$680  Module 1 Holistic Counselling I
$680  Module 2  Metaphysical Studies
$680  Module 5 Clinical Practice
$155  Exam fee

(Concession fees: $10 less per short course; $80 less per module)

Students paying in instalments should commence with the chakra short courses. They can however purchase module 1 or 2 as well if they wish to integrate their studies and reduce their course duration. (This is advised if you are wanting to complete your course in one year)

Payment options are upfront or per module/short course. No further payment plans are available.

** Students under 18 are eligible for concession - proof of age required. Students 18 and over are eligible for concession if they have a health care card from Centrelink.

Note: For the time being, due to the impact of Covid 19, we will not be requiring proof of concession status. Concession fees are currently being offered on a trust basis to any applicant that is experiencing financial hardship due to Covid 19. 


Reiki I & II (or equivalent)* are prerequisites for Module 2 (Metaphysical Studies) in the Diploma course. Students do not need Reiki prior to enrolment - they can enrol and then complete their Reiki certs. alongside their studies. 

Students may choose their own Reiki teacher /school from their local area or online.

* An equivalent level of hands on healing (energy healing based) study may be accepted in substitute of the Reiki Certificates. 

Accepted substitutes for Reiki include Sekhem, Therapeutic Touch and  Pranic Healing. Other similar levels of energy healing may be considered upon request. 

** The substitute modality must involve placing or directing the hands on or towards a client with the intention of healing via energy (Massage, acupuncture and other tactile manipulation therapies cannot be accepted as Reiki substitutes).


I have recently completed the certificates in Holistic Counselling and Crystal Healing.

Wow, what a journey it has been. It has assisted me in becoming aware of my true self and to heal aspects of self that I didn't even realise previously required healing. 

with the knowledge and insights gained, I now feel equipped to continue my journey of self healing and to assist others on theirs. 

The course content, learning activities and tutorial assistance were fantastic; allowances to be able to learn and heal at my own pace made the process beautiful.

Would highly recommend to anyone. 

Jasmyn, QLD

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. 

Optional 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 VET fee help, Austudy and Centre Link study allowance are not available with this course. 

Advancement: Students that successfully complete this diploma may continue their studies with the Diploma in Complementary Therapies, the Diploma in Holistic Counselling or the Triple Diploma.. Graduates of the Diploma in Spiritual Counselling  only need to complete two additional modules in order to gain their diploma qualifications in Complementary Therapies or Holistic Counselling. 

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 (Outside of Australia and New Zealand)

PC (Windows) or MAC Computer/software requirements for Manuals: 

  • Recent or the latest versions of Adobe Reader (this can be downloaded free from the internet); 
  • Up to date Antivirus software (this can be downloaded free from the internet)
  • A Sound Card (this usually comes already installed on a computer)
  • A Media Player - such as 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 or work on 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. 

Is this course suitable for beginners or advanced students?
Modules are presented with methods that accommodate and support all levels from beginners to intermediate and advanced. A varied structure of topics, theory and activities allow beginners to adjust at a gradual and comfortable pace whilst providing advanced students with innovative, stimulating activities, thought provoking discussion and the support and guidance to fine tune areas of previous study whilst gaining new skills. 

What is the difference between the Diploma in Spiritual Counselling and the Diploma in Holistic Counselling?
The two diplomas are similar and share Modules 1, 2 and 5. They both have holistic counselling and metaphysical studies which incorporates energy healing. They both can provide healing and guidance to help the client achieve their goals.
The Diploma in Holistic Counselling allows for more in-depth counselling. It combines both basic and advanced holistic counselling along with mainstream counselling techniques and philosophies. It has a stronger and more detailed focus on mental health and healing trauma or ingrained mental patterns and behaviours. From a study and training perspective, this diploma is more intensive (with more work) than the Diploma in Spiritual Counselling. This course has a stronger counselling and healing orientated approach. The holistic counsellor asks 'What do you want to heal?' and then takes the client through a series of sessions to heal that issue. 
The Diploma in Spiritual Counselling is lighter and less intensive* (with less work) than the diploma in Holistic Counselling and can be likened to holistic/spiritual life coaching. It has a stronger focus on spiritual development, holistic well-being, metaphysical activities and more lighthearted approaches to counselling and moving forward in one's life. This course has a stronger goal orientated approach. The spiritual counsellor asks 'What do you want to achieve in your life?',  and then takes the client through a series of sessions to help them achieve their goals. 

Note: The Diploma in Spiritual Counselling is less intensive than the Diploma in Holistic Counselling when studied in its full duration.

What type of homework do we receive?

Chakra Short Courses - The chakra short courses contain reading material and learning activities, both theory and practical to conduct at home. But there are no assignments or homework to be submitted to the college.  

Modules - The modules have assessment activities that 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 brief 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.

Note: Due to the Covid 19, we are asking those students that are in lockdown, are self isolating or limiting their social contact - for the time being - to only practise techniques on those people that they live with. Relevant activities can also be adapted so that they are conducted via Skype/phone or conducted on self instead of a volunteer.  We will be making allowances and exercising flexibility in study for the duration of social distancing. 

How often do I need to submit work?
You will not have to submit any work for the short courses. Homework will begin once you commence Module 1 Holistic Counselling I.  Assessment activities will then need to 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 diploma course is delivered via correspondence. Tutorial assistance is available via email. 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, spiritual counselling, 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 this course.

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, spiritual counselling, colour healing, metaphysical studies and crystal healing are available to Australian students. 

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

What is involved in the clinical practice case study exam?
The clinical practice exam requires you to take one volunteer client through weekly 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 spiritual counsellor. The case study healing sessions are conducted in your own home or at a well-being centre in your local area (if this is available to you or you are an existing practitioner).

"Easy to understand"

I enjoyed the whole course. It was easy to understand and Stephanie gave good advice and direction.

I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to refresh their skills or is just starting to explore the wonderful world of spirituality. 

Metaphysical studies is a great place to start.

I discovered a lot about myself while doing this course.

Debra Warren
Sewing Machinist

Who is this course suitable for?


  • People that would like to embark on a new career as a spiritual counsellor
  • Existing health and well-being practitioners that would like to incorporate spiritual guidance; basic holistic counselling and metaphysical techniques into their practice.
  • Those that work within the alternative, new age or complementary therapies industry that would like to add a new element to their existing qualifications or business. 


  • People that would like to learn more about holistic living and health for their own well-being as well as that of their friends and family.
  • People that are embarking on or continuing a journey of spiritual and/or self discovery and development.
  • Anyone with an interest in natural healing and metaphysical energies and techniques.
  • People looking to create happier, healthier relationships with friends, family, partners, children, colleagues and self.

Upon graduation, what qualifications does the course provide me with?
Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Spiritual Counselling, graduates will be entitled to advertise, gain insurance and full practitioner membership with the AHHCA or IICT and work under the title of Spiritual Counsellor.

Graduates of the Diploma can practice as a Holistic Healer and Spiritual Counsellor, whether this be from home, from your own clinic or within a well-being centre with other practitioners. In addition to providing spiritual counselling, energy healing and guidance to clients, you will also be able to run personal development workshops in a broad range of areas such as meditation, holistic living and stress management. 

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

  • Diploma of qualification as a Spiritual Counsellor
  • Statement of results
  • Graduation letter
  • A professional reference letter
  • Continued access to our Student Portal resources

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