“I have learnt a lot. I feel more confident and assertive in all areas of my life and am using the skills we developed in the sessions in everyday life.”  Melanie, special needs co-coordinator.

We are made up of mind, body, and spirit.  Our mind with its intellect and emotion. Our physical body.  And our spiritual essence.  Holistic life coaching is facilitating someone’s experience within all these states of being so they reach a state of empowerment and balance.

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 course is suitable for anyone who wishes to take an integrated approach to life coaching.

How you could use this qualification

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: work alongside psychic work, integrate into counselling, enhance a healing or mindbody practice or weave into a complementary therapy practice.


You can take up to two years to complete this course which is delivered through blended learning (a mixture of supported distance learning and supervised skills development).

** FAST TRACK OPTION:  You can complete the course quicker by taking the remote option.  If you choose this way of completing your supervised skills development, you can attend both the monthly Saturday masterclass in Brighton and the online monthly Saturday masterclass.  You can complete your modules as quickly as you like.

  • Supervised skills development options: Choose how you want your supervised skills development:

    – face-to-face group workshops held monthly in Brighton, Sussex, UK or

    – online live webinar sessions (with the option of occasional face-to-face group workshops held monthly in Brighton, Sussex, UK if you choose)

  • Accreditation and credibility:

    – Accreditation from the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).

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

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

  • Community:  Access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook. You can also work with a study-buddy.
  • Materials and resources provided: Course textbooks and learning materials.
  • Tutor support: Quick turnaround for queries and marking (one week) with support by email, phone and online.  You are constantly encouraged with quality feedback and challenge.
  • Marketing consultation: Included in the course fee is a 30-minute marketing consultation with Karan Hopper of Kameleon Marketing.
  • Business start-up coaching:  Included in the course fee is two hours of business start-up coaching.
Complementary Medical Association (CMA)

Wellness Professionals at Work is a recognized and authorized course provider of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA).   This course carries CPD points (one 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)

Wellness Professionals at Work is a training provider member of the NCP as well as being an accredited CPD centre.  The Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching will provide you with a professional qualification and is accredited by the 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.  Student membership is included in your fee when you are accepted onto the Diploma and following successful completion of the course, you are eligible for full NCP membership.

The course has undergone rigorous scrutiny to ensure it meets the criteria of each accrediting body and is equivalent to a level 4.

Association for Coaching (AC)


Wellness Professionals at Work is an organizational and training provider member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and is committed to the ethical development of coaching as a profession. Following successful completion of the Diploma and the gaining of coaching hours, you are eligible to apply for membership of the Association which has international recognition.

The UK Health Coaches Association (UKHCA)

The  UKHCA  is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the professional development and advancement of health coaches practicing in the UK.  The UKHCA currently considers membership applications from students and graduates from Wellness Professionals at Work.


Stage One:  Pre-Course Reading

Prior to your skills development, you will need to read the provided textbook (s).

Stage Two:  Supervised Skills Development and Supported Distance Learning

The supervised skills development and supported distance learning run concurrently.

Supervised skills development

You need to complete 40 hours of supervised skills development before you take on case studies.

There are two different ways you could have your skills development:

1          Face-to-face group Saturday workshops

You need to attend seven Saturday workshops before taking on case studies.  You can start your master classes at any time of the year and they need not be consecutive attendance.

Saturday master classes in Brighton, Sussex, UK   You can start your master classes at any time of the year, and they need not be consecutive attendance.   These run from 10 am – 4 pm on the following  dates:

2018 – 13 January, 10 February, 17 March, 14 April, 19 May, 9 June, 7 July, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, 8 December

2019 – 12 January, 9 February, 9 March, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July,  14 September, 12 October, 9 November, 14 December

2          Remote sessions

These skills development sessions run one Saturday each month via Zoom.  During these online Saturday master classes you will be working with fellow students in a small group facilitated by myself.  You will be trained delivering remote coaching to a fellow student and be coached yourself.  These online workshops run on the following dates:


15 December


5 January – 2 February – 2 March – 6 April – 18 May – 15 June – 6 July – 7 September – 5 October – 2 November – 7 December

Other features of the online master classes:

  • The day will run from 9am until 5pm.
  • Each coaching session will be 30 minutes.
  • There will be regular comfort breaks.
  • There will be a minimum of two students (with a shorter day) to a maximum of eight students.

Each hour you’re attending the online masterclass counts towards your supervised skills development time.  You can start your online master classes at any time of the year, and they need not be consecutive attendance.

In addition, you can boost your supervised skills development hours through 1:1 online workshops (at mutually convenient times) with myself, you and a volunteer client you can identify to work with (remotely or face-to-face).

For a fast-track option, you can complete your skills development hours via both the monthly online workshops and the monthly group attendance in Brighton, Sussex.

Supported distance learning

You can go at your own pace for the distance learning with the full support of your tutor.  This is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge you need in order to practice holistic life coaching. As well as the pre-course reading, additional textbooks are provided. Based on this reading and your self-directed study, you complete assignments at your own pace. Completed work is passed onto your tutor for marking and comment and returned to you together with the next module.


Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – holistic life coaching areas – interconnectedness – role and skills of the holistic life coach – 12 stages of life

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 – change management – coaching management

Defining mindfulness – mindfulness and wellbeing – bringing mindfulness to work – G.R.A.C.E. – ways to be mindful – 10 top tips for being a mindful coach – more tips for mindful coaching – mindfulness as integration – spiritual practice of silence

Defining cognitive behavioural coaching – 8-step process to using CBC

Complementary medicine – non-medical nutrition – movement, activity and exercise  – smoking cessation –  helping improve body image – relevance of the mind/body link – self-care mindset – sensory interventions:  relaxation response – breathing techniques – progressive muscular relaxation – autogenic training – meditation – biofeedback – aromatherapy and massage

Energetic anatomy – healing through the aura and chakras – developing the aura and chakras – karma – vibrational healing techniques

Defining imagery – preparing the client – imagery techniques

Emotional wellbeing – emotional intelligence – self-esteem – cognitive underpinning of emotions – laughter and humour – problem solving – creativity – psychotherapeutic approaches – self acceptance

Basic career development – achieving life/work balance

Communication skills – assertiveness – networking and support management – community

Nature management – ergonomics – recycling and upcycling

Intuition – symbolism – archetypal psychology – rituals and rites of passage – creativity and healing – link between wellbeing and human spirituality – personal meaning profile – coping schemas inventory – wheel of life – labyrinths.

Tele-coaching – face-to-face coaching – Skype/Facetime – webinars – teleseminars – email – products

You are required to keep a learning journal throughout the course. This records your personal and professional learning experiences related to the Diploma.

Stage Three:  Case Studies

Following your supervised skills development, you need to complete fifty hours of case studies. You complete all case studies in your own time and location, under remote supervision from your tutor.

Stage Four:  CPD and Course Evaluation


You will be assessed: during your face-to-face skills development, via assignments, case studies and learning journal.


We are delighted to offer all Diploma students a free 30 minute marketing consultation with our marketing partner Kameleon Marketing. Kameleon Marketing offer affordable, flexible marketing services and consultancy for small businesses, sole traders and start-ups. For more information about Kameleon Marketing visit www.kameleon-marketing.com.


Here’s what some of our Diploma Students have said:

I enjoy doing a course that is organized well! It gives me a feeling that I am making progress. Tasnein, Seiki practitioner


I found the course very interesting. The aspect I found most revealing was whatever presented as the ‘concern’ e.g. work, personal or health issues – behind it all, are our experiences and attitudes which colour our outlook on life which in turn dictates how we approach our problems. The course was very informative and helped expand my knowledge and presented some interesting aspects to deal with. The case studies helped ‘bring things together’ and provided real opportunities to use the tools given. Brenda, therapist



To increase your learning related to holistic life coaching, the following continuing professional development (CPD) modules are offered:

  • Using Symbolism in Journaling (by the end of this distance learning module, you will have explored through a tutor-marked project: symbolism and metaphors in writing – Tarot – imagery – active imagination)
  • Setting the Scene for Work-Related Resilience (by the end of this distance learning module, you will have explored through a tutor-marked project: triggers of work-related stress – primary interventions – secondary interventions – tertiary interventions)
  • Flower Essences (by the end of this distance learning module, you will have explored through a tutor-marked project: what flower essences are – how essences are made – combination essences – Bach Flower Remedies and Australian Bush Flower Essences)
  • Creating a Mindful Writing Practice (by the end of this distance learning module, you will have explored through a tutor-marked project: understanding journaling for wellbeing – ways to be mindful – engaging with a mindful writing practice)

Each module is £99 and includes learning material plus one tutor-marked assignment.


Your fees include:

  • CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association
  • accreditation and 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
  • course textbooks and learning materials
  • over 200 hours of distance learning tutor support
  • 90 hours of supervised skills development
  • two hour of business start-up coaching
  • 30 minutes of marketing consultation
  • occasional Wellness Professionals at Work members newsletter

Fees and payment plan depending on delivery options.  Either:

  1. BRIGHTON – Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching Skills (master class attendance in Brighton, Sussex) £1,599.

Payment options:

  • Pay in FULL in advance to receive 10% discount – just £1,439 payment
  • Pay an initial £349 upon enrolment plus ten standing order instalments of £125.

  1. ONLINE – Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching Skills (delivered remotely) £1,899.

Payment options:

  • Pay in FULL in advance to receive 10% discount – just £1,709
  • Pay an initial £449 plus ten standing order instalments of £145.

UK postal charges are included in the above costs. International postage will incur additional costs. Please email Laurel on info@laurelalexander.co.uk for additional cost.

You can pay by bank transfer or online.


1          Send an email informing of your payment to info@laurelalexander.co.uk and you will be emailed across an enrolment form to complete and return.

2          Pay online here or contact Laurel to make a bank transfer arrangement