“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).

  • 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 video calls

  • 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.


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         Saturday (Brighton) supervised skills development workshops

You need to attend eight Saturday workshops before taking on case studies.  You can start your workshops at any time of the year and they need not be consecutive attendance. These run from 10 am – 4 pm on the following  dates:


13 April – 11 May – 8 June – 13 July – 14 September – 12 October – 9 November – 14 December


18 January – 8 February – 21 March – 18 April – 16 May – 20 June – 18 July – 19 September – 10 October – 14 November – 5 December

2         Saturday (online) supervised skills development workshops

These skills development workshops run two Saturdays each month via Zoom.  During these online workshops, you will be working with fellow students in a small group.  You will be trained to deliver remote coaching to a fellow student and be coached yourself.  These online workshops run on the following dates:


15 and 29 June – 6 and 20 July – 7 and 21 September – 5 and 19 October – 2 and 6 November – 7 December  EXTRA ONLINE WORKSHOPS FOR 2019:  28 September – 26 October – 30 November


11 and 25 January – 1 and 15 February – 7 and 28 March – 4 and 25 April – 9 and 30 May – 13 and 27 June – 11 and 25 July – 12 and 26 September – 3 and 31 October – 7 and 21 November – 12 December

Other features of the online workshops:

  • 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 six students.
  • You can attend Brighton workshops IF there are places available.

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

Supported distance learning

You can go at your own pace for 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 supervised skills development, via assignments, case studies and reflective learning journal.


Laurel Alexander and Jan Eaton are the tutors on this course.

Laurel, Director of Studies, is the distance learning support tutor for your modules, learning journal and case studies as well as your facilitator on the online supervised skills development workshops.






Jan is your facilitator on the Brighton supervised skills development workshops.  You can meet Laurel and Jan at our Meet the Team page.


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

The course was excellent. I like my teacher’s style of being supportive and keeping a balanced and wise attitude in all moment of the coaching journey and I have a clear vision about how a coach should be by having my teacher example. Gabriela

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

Thank you so much for being an amazing Master Coach.  I’ve learned so much and grown myself too as a person doing this course.  I loved learning fom your style of approaching things, but also being supported to allow my own style to grow and see my ‘value-added’.  The online and face-to-face training were all great and deepened my learning significantly each time.  Arwen Raddon


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 (workshop 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 (online workshop attendance) £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 complete and return this enrolment form

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