I have consolidated my knowledge on how to practically work with my clients.  I have enjoyed the course very much.  It is a great entry point to the world of wellness coaching.  Denise Owens, herbalist

The Certificate in Wellness Coaching is suitable for anyone interested in health and wellbeing as well as qualified or near-qualified health and wellbeing professionals.  Please note this course is designed to provide the underpinning theory of wellness 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.

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.

How you could use your 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 counselling, weave into a complementary therapy practice, enhance nursing skills, work with baby-boomers, move into corporate wellbeing, improve a long-term-condition management service, develop wellness programmes for health and wellbeing charities, specialise in wellness programmes e.g. pregnancy or positive aging, offer wellness coaching to NHS services, enhance fitness e.g personal training or weight management, work with parents/families, offer services to health clubs and spas or work with community organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

wellness book coverYour tutor for this course is Laurel Alexander, author of How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into your Therapeutic Practice (Jessica Kingsley)

‘Excellently written book, full of practical advice for any therapist/counsellor. Highly recommended. I find that most other books brush over the practical demonstrations of application and concentrate upon theoretical attributes instead, however, Laurel’s book is exceptionally written and combines practical use within the context of theoretical perspectives. This book uses alternative/holistic approaches to coaching as well as psychological and cognitive behavioural coaching. A must-read for anyone interested in becoming a coaching psychologist, stress management therapist or wellness coach alone.’


The Certificate in Wellness 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 a recognized and authorized course provider of CMA.   This course 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.


Differences between coaching, counselling and mentoring – AC Coaching Competency Framework – AC Code of Ethics and Good Practice – How people learn – GROW Model – Other coaching models – Facilitating coaching sessions – Showing attention and interest – Using exploration skills – Showing understanding skills – Using action skills – Change management – Coaching management:  supervision, record keeping, confidentiality, insurance, data protection


Defining cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC) – The 8-step process to using CBC in wellness coaching: Problem identification – The CBC choice – Goal selection – Exploring and challenging faulty thinking – Choices and consequences – Decision-making and action planning – Implementation – Evaluation


What wellness is – The changing face of healthcare – Integrated healthcare – Conventional and complementary healthcare mindsets – Areas of life which contribute to wellness – Mindbody integration – Health coaching models – Stop Press!

Long-term-condition (LTC) self-management: diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, obesity, cardiovascular disease, addiction, disability, pain, respiratory – Key issues when coaching clients with LTC – Preventative wellness coaching – Principles of health behaviour change

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

Reflective listening – open questions –  summarising –  recognising and reinforcing change talk –  eliciting and strengthening change talk –  managing resistance –  consolidating client commitment

To understand the key principles of solution-focused coaching:  focus on solutions not problems, questioning, solution talk

Values, right and self-esteem – The assertive person – Using CBC techniques to improve self esteem

Time management – healthy eating – complementary therapies – smoking cessation – fitness – environmental health – work/life balance


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


Each module has guided reading plus a 1000 word assignment.

Jan Eaton is your tutor for this course.

You can meet Jan at our Meet the Team page.





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 

I have really enjoyed this course.  Module 3 was very helpful, looking at the types of coaching questions to use and how powerful these types of questions can be.  Reading about the different coaching methods – CBC, solution-focused coaching and motivational interviewing has given me different tools to use with my clients.  I feel better prepared for the varied situations that clients present.  I found the last module really useful for business development, considering the different services and products that can create a coaching business.  Tasha Marsh fundraising consultant and psychology tutor


Your fee of £609 includes:

  • CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association
  • CPD recognition from the National Council of Psychotherapists
  • 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 £578
  2. Pay five instalments: £209 upon enrolment plus four monthly standing orders of £100


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.