PACFA Accredited Specialist Training
Mixed-mode, intensives and online study
2 Years (Full Time)
Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy
Course Coordinator: Geoff Berry
A PACFA Accredited course in Holistic Counselling/Psychotherapy. A rigorous first class counselling training and industry qualification for professional work or private practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist.
Our two-year Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy course is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia as Specialist Training courses.
You can view the details of our accreditation on PACFA's Accredited Specialist Courses page here.
Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling (STP)
2 Year course
This training develops specialised practical skills in holistic counselling, designed to support the healing, growth and empowerment of individual's in today’s interconnected world.
It develops process-oriented skills that can be applied to a wide range of mental, emotional and spiritual conditions, and a living understanding of the human as a being of body, soul and spirit.
This training builds on the first year to add cutting edge information and more highly developed skills designed to support the evolution of all, including the therapist in training, their prospective clients and the world at large.
The training in psychotherapy uses experiential and holistic education to provide a foundation for diverse practices that can be used in a range of mental health and wellbeing settings. Its key focus is on the transformation of the student into a psychotherapist.
Applications for 2023 are open now. The first stage of the application process involves completing an application form (via the Apply for 2023 button below) and paying a non-refundable application fee of $175. Please note that applications will not be considered without payment.
The second stage in the application process is to have an online interview with one of our staff.
If you have any questions at all, please contact us via the Enquire button or calling us on 02 4862 2559.
|Tuition Fee||$22,650||(monthly payment plan available)|
|Deposit||$1,500||(non-refundable, but allocated to tuition fees)|
|Year 1 - 2023||Start Date||Census Date||End Date|
|Semester 1||6 March||9 March||15 July|
|Intensive 1||6 March||11 March|
|Semester 2||17 July||19 July||10 November|
|Intensive 1||17 July||22 July|
|Intensive 3||10 Nov||12 Nov|
|Year 1 - 2023||State Date||Census Date||End Date|
|Semester 1||13 February||16 February||26 May|
|Intensive 1||13 February||18 February|
|Semester 2||25 June||28 June||29 September|
|Intensive 2||25 June||1 July|
|Intensive 3||27 October||30 October|
|Year 2 - 2022||Start date||Census Date||End date|
|Semester 1||26 February||1 March||17 June|
|Intensive 4||26 February||4 March|
|Semester 2||16 July||19 July||13 November|
|Intensive 5||16 July||22 July|
|Intensive 6||11 November||13 November|
|Intensive Days||9:00 am||5:30 pm|
|Final Day||9:00 am||1:00 pm|
|Online discussions||Weekly throughout semester|
This course has been developed from a unique combination of philosophies and practices that best unite a holistic understanding of human life. From the new sciences of the heart, brain and biology we explore the mind-body connection. We link this to our understanding of the subtle energies of the body, consciousness studies, and process-oriented psychology.
"What is within surrounds you" (RM Rilke)
The training emphasises experiential learning. A foundational element of the training is the practice of inner work, which will support the development of your awareness and emotional intelligence. These inner conditions are necessary for your presence, and to develop confidence in your unique therapeutic way of being and offering in the world.
More and more clients today are asking for an integrated holistic approach to matters of health and well-being. The Metavision graduate practitioner will be there to meet this emerging need.
The Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Course is taught via 12 modules over two years of full-time equivalent study. This involves a mix of on campus intensives and home study via e Learning and a peer learning or 'study buddy' arrangement.
- There are three on campus intensives each year, two of these are seven days and the last one is three days long.
- There is a seven day intensive at the start of each semester, during which the content for the four corresponding modules is covered, so eight modules are covered over two semesters in the year.
- The final three day intensive recaps and reviews the year's work and each student's progress through the course.
- The course includes an extensive home study program, allowing for study to be done at your own pace.
- Assignments and grading take place via interacting with the online components for each module.
- The course requires approximately 16 hours of weekly commitment to adequately meet the study and assessment requirements.