The Certificate in Life Coaching is suitable for anyone interested in health and wellbeing as well as qualified or near-qualified health and wellbeing professionals.  Life coaches provide support, structure, and encouragement to help clients fulfill their potential, make the most of their lives and move forward in the areas which they want to change e.g. relationships, careers, fitness, work-life balance or self-confidence.

Professionals who have studied with us include: GPs, counsellors, complementary therapists, army officers, HR professionals, nurses (diabetic, theatre, hospice, general), coaches, advocacy management, occupational therapists, nutritionists, paediatricians, medical physiotherapists, police officers, personal trainers, mental health workers, day centre management, adult social care workers, community service management, health care support workers, teachers and rehab workers.

Please note this course is designed to provide the underpinning theory of life coaching and doesn’t include any skills development.   The course carries 1 CPD point for each hour of study and can be used as a stepping stone to further training.

As well as gaining useful information I’ve learned a lot about myself as I’ve been my own guinea pig for what I was learning.  Working through the Certificate course has given me the confidence to move on to the Diploma and it’s empowered me to do valuable inner work.  I’ve found tutor feedback on assignment very useful and I like that rather than assignments being scored as I received clear and detailed feedback.  Laura

How you could use this learning 

You could use this learning with a PAYE job or enhance your skills for a new position.  You might start-up your own business or improve an existing business.  Giving this world of portfolio working, you could have a part-time position as an employee and be self-employed at the same time.

You could use what you learn on this course to: integrate into counseling, enhance human resource facilitation, work with people in transition, improve elder-care, make lifestyle changes or work with young people.

TOP QUESTION:  What is the difference between life coaching and holistic life coaching?  Life coaching helps us to improve different areas of our life e.g. work, friendship, personal development, communication, intimacy, well-being, and family.  Holistic life coaching helps us integrate these areas of our life to give a more profound meaning to daily living.


The Certificate in Life Coaching is taken over one year through supported distance learning.  However, you can complete the course quicker if you choose.  Features of distance learning include:

  • Flexibility: Start your course anytime and learn from anywhere.
  • Accreditation and credibility:

    – Student membership of the Association for Coaching (AC) for 12 months.

    – CPD recognition from the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).

    – CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association (CMA).

    – There is the opportunity to apply for full membership of the NCP, AC and CMA upon qualification depending on criteria fulfilment.

  • Community: Access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook.  Study-buddies are encouraged.
  • Materials provided:  Learning materials.
  • Tutor support: Quick turnaround for queries and marking (one week) with support by email, phone, post and online.  You are constantly encouraged with quality feedback and challenge.
  • Access to discounted courses and coaching: As a student and then as a graduate with Wellness Professionals at Work, we would like to give you discounts on any future courses and on personal and 1:1 coaching with us.
Complementary Medical Association (CMA)

Wellness Professionals at Work is an authorized course provider of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). The Certificate in Life Coaching carries CPD points (1 point for every hour of study or skills development). Following successful completion of the course, you are eligible for full membership.

National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

The NCP is one of the longest established and prestigious societies of its type in the UK and enjoys an international reputation.    Wellness Professionals at Work is an accredited provider of CPD with the NCP.  Each hour of this course counts towards CPD points.  You are eligible to join the NCP as a student member when you begin the course.  At course completion, you can apply for full membership as long as you fulfil membership criteria.

Association for Coaching (AC)


Wellness Professionals at Work is an organizational and training provider member of the AC and is committed to the ethical development of coaching as a profession. Our coaching-related training is in line with the Association’s Code of Ethics and Good Practice. Upon successful completion of this course and subject to fulfilling AC criteria for membership, graduates can apply for membership of the AC.


Facilitating coaching sessions – showing attention and interest – using exploration skills – showing understanding skills – using action skills


Introduction to the cognitive behavioural approach –  8-step process to using CBC


Differences between coaching, counselling and mentoring – AC Coaching Competency Framework – AC Code of Ethics and Good Practice – GROW Model

Defining self-esteem – Self acceptance – Defining confidence – Language of assertiveness – Values and rights – How to respond assertively – relationship and communication skills – networking – making meaningful connections with others –giving and receiving kindness

Anxiety management – Managing challenge  – Personal control – Temporary V permanent


The definition of visualization and guided imagery – Jung’s approach to imagery – The guided imagery in health – The hidden meaning of illness – Healthy mind, healthy body – Preparing a client for imagery/visualization – Guiding the client using imagery/visualization

Defining mindfulness – Physiological influence of mindfulness –  Mindfulness in daily living – The link between wellbeing and human spirituality – Personal Meaning Profile – Coping Schemas Inventory – The Wheel of Life – Labyrinths

Personal tele-coaching – Group tele-coaching – Personal face-to-face coaching – Personal coaching by Skype – Face-to-face group coaching – Webinars – Teleseminars – Email coaching – Products



Each module has guided reading plus a 1000 word assignment.

UPGRADE:  After successful completion of this course, you can upgrade to the Diploma in Life Coaching Skills.  The fee for the upgrade is the Diploma minus the cost of the Certificate.  The coaching certificates provide the underpinning theory only.  The diplomas provide:

  • underpinning theory
  • supervised skills development
  • case study work
  • reflective learning
  • business start-up coaching
  • access to TOTUM PRO
  • robust accreditation
  • level 5 qualification
  • access to professional body membership including ICF 



Jan Eaton is your tutor for this course.

You can meet Jan at our Meet the Team page.


Your fee of £539 includes:

  • CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association (CMA)
  • accreditation from the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
  • opportunity to apply for full membership (AC, NCP and CMA) upon criteria fulfilment
  • access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook
  • study-buddies
  • learning materials
  • tutor support by email, phone, post and online
  • occasional Wellness Professionals at Work members newsletter
  • student membership of the Association for Coaching (AC) for 12 months.

You can pay by bank transfer or online.

Use this currency convertor for the investment in your national currency.

Payment options:

  1. Pay in FULL in advance to receive 5% discount, that’s just £512
  2. Pay four instalments: £239 upon enrolment plus three monthly standing orders of £100


If you would like to enrol on the Certificate in Life Coaching, send an email informing of your payment to info@laurelalexander.co.uk and complete and return this enrolment form.

Pay online here or contact Laurel to make a standing order or bank transfer arrangement.