Become a Holistic Counsellor and Complementary Therapist within the one diploma!
The Dual Diploma in Complementary Therapies and Holistic Counselling course takes our two most popular courses and combines them into one to provide you with a qualification that enables you to approach healing from all levels:-
Module: Colour Therapy
Take a step into the metaphysical journey of the mind, body, heart and soul. A spiritual and energy healing course that triggers a soul awakening and places you on the path to fulfilment.
Integrating colour therapy and crystal healing, the chakras and the aura and many more intuitive and energetic modalities, you will learn to assess, heal and guide self and others whether they be clients or loved ones.
Discover how to practically apply natural therapies and metaphysical energies for spiritual, personal and professional development; and explore a myriad
of techniques for healing on all levels.
Working with the philosophy of balance, this course combines traditional and holistic counselling alongside holistic living and spiritual awareness; bringing together the best of alternative and mainstream wellbeing for the mind, heart and soul.
This is a practical and in-depth course that dives right into the heart of issues that are experienced by people from all walks of life; from gracefully letting go to creating happiness; from preventing stress to finding peace; from heartbreak to joyous relationships and self discovery to understanding humanity.
The Dual Diploma in Complementary Therapies and Holistic Counselling course will expand your career opportunities, enabling you to provide clients with holistic counselling, energy healing, spiritual guidance and meditation for healing and improvement in all areas of one's life.
(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
Combining both traditional and holistic counselling techniques 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 counselling techniques and skills that students can incorporate into holistic healing and counselling sessions.
The course content is varied and allows you to explore a variety of modalities, techniques and approaches to wellbeing.
The course encourages you to look within and reflect deeply on your own journey.
This component is different to other courses that I have undertaken and critical as a healer/counsellor.
Module 1.1 Holistic Counselling II
Modules 1.1 and 1.2 expand on the units introduced in module 1. Each module is comprehensively comprised of advanced counselling topics, skills and techniques; focusing on mental and emotional wellbeing, healthy families and relationships, life fulfilment and living to one's potential.
Module 1.2 Holistic Counselling III
Sample Page - M1.2 Happiness (539 KB)
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.
Sample Page - M2 Bagua Basics (779 KB)
Sample Page - M2 Chakra Associations (194 KB)
Sample Page - M2 Existence (135 KB)
Sample Page - M2 Totem Animals (210 KB)
Module 3 Crystal Healing
Students are taken into the beautiful and mystical mineral world, that is so widely used within the holistic and wellbeing industry. Most students find this module introduces them to what quickly becomes a passion as they examine theories behind crystal healing, explore the use of crystals for analysis, elixirs, gridding and learn various healing techniques that can be used on their own or incorporated into a holistic healing session.
Studying the dual diploma has changed my life both personally and professionally. I have gained many tools to heal my own mind, body & spirit, as well as the knowledge and tools to pass on to others and help them live their best lives.
My thanks to Stephanie for her knowledge, wisdom and patience. I highly recommend the Dual Diploma to all.
Studying the dual diploma has changed my life both personally and professionally. I have gained many tools to heal my own mind, body & spirit, as well as the knowledge and tools to pass on to others and help them live their best lives. My thanks to Stephanie for her knowledge, wisdom and patience. I highly recommend the Dual Diploma to all.
Sample Page - M3 Crystal Placement (420 KB)
Sample Page - M3 Crystal Wand (360 KB)
Module 4 Colour Therapy
In this module, we take a look at a kaleidoscope of colours and their effects on the mind, body, heart and spirit. Using a variety of colour applications including colour swatches, meditation, elixirs, projection, mandalas, hands on healing and chromotherapy torches. Students will learn how to use colour for healing, analysis and readings as well as utilizing colour psychology for the home, office and lifestyle.
Sample Page - M4 Colour Readings (130 KB)
Module 5 Clinical Practice
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.
Sample Page - M5 The consultation (126 KB)
Having completed my Dual Diploma in Complementary Therapies and Holistic Counselling, I can confidently say that my journey through this course has been life changing.
A very involved course, beautifully facilitated and accessible worldwide.
I highly recommend this beautiful course.
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: Approximately 6 to 8 hours per week to complete the course within the 30 month time frame.
Minimum duration: This course can be completed in 18 months with full time study - 12 to 16 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. (A waiting list may apply during peak periods). Applicants must be 18 years of age or over to enrol.
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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.
Course Fee Options (Incl. GST)
Full Course Payment (Includes $450 discount)
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.
* 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).
The Dual Diploma course was so much more than I had imagined in the beginning.
It has been a delightful journey of personal development on the way to becoming a complementary therapist and holistic counsellor.
An extremely thorough, high quality, inspiring and empowering course that has given me a very strong, broad and deep understanding to help people effectively in my future.
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.
Additional course materials:
In order to complete this course, students will need the following crystals:-
- 1 Amethyst cluster (size of half of your palm or larger - choose a flat cluster, that has small crystals, so that it is like a plate that can hold other crystals.)
- 1 Satin Spar Selenite (without an apex - i.e. without a pointy end. Both ends should be flat or rounded)
- 1 Quartz pendulum (e.g. clear, amethyst, rose, citrine or smoky - single terminated)
- 2 wands (preferably clear quartz and rose quartz - single terminated)
Upon enrolment, students will be provided with pictures and information on choosing the above mentioned crystals.
plus:- A variety of small tumbled crystals, ensuring you have at least one of each of the chakra colours. Aim for approximately 40 tumbled stones. A typical variety might be:-
- agate, amazonite, amethyst, apatite, aragonite, aventurine, bloodstone, calcite, bronzite, carnelian, citrine, chrysoprase, purple fluorite, fossil, garnet, hematite, howlite, iolite, jasper, kunzite, kyanite, lapis lazuli, lepidolite, mookaite, moonstone, prehnite, mahogany obsidian, pyrite, small quartz points, rhodonite, rose quartz, rutilated quartz, sardonyx, smoky quartz, sodalite, tiger's eye, tourmaline, unakite, zebra stone.
(Aim for tumbled stones that are more flat than rounded, so that they don't roll off if placed on top of someone when lying down)
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.
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.
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 type of homework do we receive?
Homework 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 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.
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.
Are there exams?
You will complete an online open book multiple choice exam (in your home) for each module plus a clinical practice case study exam.
What is involved in the clinical practice case study 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. The case study sessions are conducted in your own home or in your work place, if you are an existing practitioner.
This diploma course is very professionally done. It is very detailed and thorough. It covers so many aspects of Complimentary Therapies and Holistic Counselling.
The unexpected part of this course for me was now much I grew and learnt within myself. This course offers the perfect balance, bridging mainstream with alternative.
I highly recommend this course to anyone if they are serious about their business or personal development.
Do I need to attend classes on campus at any time during the course?
No, the entire diploma course is delivered via home study. Tutorial assistance is available via email. Students will submit their work via email.
Who is this course suitable for?
Upon graduation, what qualifications does the course provide me with?
Upon successful completion of the Dual Diploma, you will gain the qualification and title of Complementary therapist (or Holistic Healer) and Holistic Counsellor. This will entitle you to advertise, gain practitioner insurance and work as a Complementary Therapist/Holistic Counsellor and gain full practitioner membership with the AHHCA (Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association) or the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists).
Graduates of the Dual Diploma can practice as a Complementary Therapist and Holistic Counsellor, whether this be from home, from your own clinic or within a wellbeing centre with other practitioners. In addition to providing holistic counselling, energy healing and spiritual guidance to clients, you will also be able to run personal development workshops/classes 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: