Holistic Counselling Skills

Course Code





Mixed-mode, intensives and online study


6 months

Holistic Counselling Skills

The Holistic Counselling Skills Certificate course provides an introduction to Counselling and Communication skills through Metavision’s Holistic Worldview and is an excellent introduction for those wanting to study counselling, holistic counselling or holistic psychotherapy.

This certificate course will help you become an effective communicator, these communication skills can be applied to your work situation as well as throughout your personal life.

Our Holistic lens ensures that your self-awareness grows along with your interpersonal skills.
This course will enrich your life by cultivating and sharpening your communication skills from a holistic point of view; necessary both at work and at home.

Studying in our Holistic Counselling Skills course is an excellent introduction for those wanting to pursue a career as a Counsellor or Psychotherapist as the training can be used as an entry pathway to our PACFA Accredited Professional in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy for those with no previous counselling skills. It is also an excellent taste of the Metavision approach for those looking to incorporate a more holistic approach into their existing mental health or helping professions work.

You will receive Professional Development (PD) points on the successful completion of the course.

Enquire for 2021!

Course in Progress

Information about the next cohort will be available from the start of the enrolment period for 2021, beginning in September.

Know your dates and be prepared.


Phase 1

11th June 2020 - 30th July 2020

Zoom discussions are also scheduled throughout.

Phase 2

13th August - 24th September 2020

Zoom discussions are also scheduled throughout the semester.

Phase 3

1st October - 19th November 2020

Zoom discussions are also scheduled throughout the semester.

Foundational Counselling Skills Workshop

12th & 13th September 2020

This is optional with no additional charge for HCS students.

A Journey to Enrich your Life and Your Practise

You will emerge from this training with:

  • People Skills that will enable you to meet the difficulties that work and life present us
  • Deep listening skills
  • The skills to beome an effective communicator through empathy
  • Self-awareness and reflective practices
  • An understanding of the holistic approach
  • Confidence in your personal and professional communication practices

This course is ideal for individuals, or alternative holistic therapists who want to enrich their lives and practise by learning basic counselling skills from a holistic point of view.

We aim to awaken:

Intuition, Imagination, Inspiration
From the very beginning and all throughout the course you will be able to apply your learning to your life and work.
HCS is ideal for people working with people; social service providers, nurses, teachers, complimentary health therapists, small business, team members, managers.

The Course is Taught in Three Phases

Each Phase Builds on the Previous Phase

We have structured the course into three phases. Each phase is complete within itself and if you wanted to, you are able to study Phase One and /or Phase Two on their own as they cover very specific subject matter.

The phase subjects that we have listed below will be covered in your program.

7 weeks per Phase x 3 Phases = 21 Weeks total

E-Learning, home study and optional attendance to a two-day workshop with your study peers

Assessments conducted throughout the Phases

Phase One

Emotional Intelligence and Foundational Counselling Skills

  • Deep listening and what it really means.
  • Presence, what does it mean to be there for another?
  • Foundational Skills of Counselling
  • Reflective listening and empathy
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Skilful use of questions
  • Shaping a healing conversation

Phase Two

Effective Communication
in the Workplace

  • Noticing Tensions, trouble spots and difficulties.
  • Confidentiality, gossip and alliances.
  • Power dynamics and rank
  • Working with conflict I
  • Working with conflict II
  • Inner Conflict
  • Enhancing teamwork

Phase Three

Applying Counselling and Communication Skills to Life

  • Self reflective practices.
  • Meta Skills of counselling and therapeutic alliance.
  • Embracing diversity.
  • Extending counselling skills I.
  • Extending counselling skills II and appropriate referral.
  • Developing your natural writing voice.
  • The nuts and bolts of academic writing.


  1. Enquire about the course and indicate that you would like to enrol.
  2. An application form will be sent to you.
  3. Send the application form back to us and we will send you and invoice for the cost of Phase 1 $500*
  4. Upon receipt of payment you will be enrolled.
  5. Login details will be sent Wednesday 10th June for access to the course introduction on our online learning platform.
  6. Course content for the first week will be open Thursday 11th June.
  7. Course content for each week will be made available each Thursday by end of business.

Just have a question? Hit 'Enquire Today' and we will be in touch.

*Metavision HCS Refund and Cancellation Policy

The 'people skills' you learn will give you a foundation of knowledge for dealing with difficulties frequently encountered in all sorts of workplace dramas.

Meet Deanne Reyes

HSC Facilitator & Teacher

After graduating from the Metavision course in 2011, Deanne continued on as a teaching assistant, growing into the role of Student Liaison for all Metavision courses, she is also an integral part of the team within the Metavision hub and runs her own private practice.

With a background in management within the Biomedical equipment industry, Deanne's decision to change careers was based on experiences throughout her life that were not always within her control. This is a common theme with a lot of the students that seek to study with Metavision due to the transformative nature of the course. Her passion for communication and in particular, the Metavision Model has helped her transition from her previous career into her current role where she embodies this model, while working with people from all walks of life.

Deanne teaches the Holistic Counselling Skills Certificate under Christina's mentorship, and also presents the two-day Foundational Counselling Skills workshop.

Open to anyone who wants to make a difference.

No prior knowledge of counselling required.

The Holistic Counselling Skills Certificate provides an excellent combination of study approaches to meet the needs of the modern world.

You will complete the vast majority of your study online via our Moodle E-Learning Platform.  This platform has all the tools to keep you in contact with your peers, tutors and the Metavision community. 

We believe personal interaction is an important part of your study. From the beginning we work to connect you with your peers in the course to allow for collaboration and connection in respect to the content. This is an important part of adult learning and greatly improves familiarity with the subject.

The course content is delivered on a weekly basis building your skills each week. A typical week will involve the following resources:

  • Teaching podcast
  • Teaching video
  • YouTube clips
  • Reading material
  • 1 or 2 Exercises to be worked on during the week
  • Zoom meetings

The exercises are varied with an emphasis on experiential learning. They are designed to enhance your engagement with the content, to develop self-reflective practices and to learn collaboratively.  You will find the assessments highly relevant and easily applied to your everyday life. Once you have completed your work, you are encouraged to share in the online forum where you will receive weekly feedback.

Language: English

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard time (GMT+10)


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