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BECOME A FULLY ACCREDITED COUNSELLOR We encourage our students to grow themselves through practical, enjoyable and satisfying courses and on their jou



From time to time we all reach those crossroads in life where we feel we need a fresh challenge, a change of career path or would love to give something back to society. For many people becoming a Counsellor, Psychotherapist or Hypnotherapy Expert is the chance to do just that.

Chrysalis was established in 1998, with over 20 years of experience and with venues all across the UK, we are now the UK’s market leading trainer in counselling courses and talking therapies. We encourage our students to grow themselves through practical, enjoyable and satisfying courses – and on their journey, help others grow.

Our courses are unique in that we combine a creative, enjoyable and relaxed approach but with full accreditation from relevant professional bodies. With you in mind, we designed our courses to be part-time so they fit around modern busy lifestyles and commitments to work and family and our support system will help ensure that you achieve your qualification.

Chrysalis is set up as a not-for-profit company to help enhance the life-skills of its students. As we have no shareholders, any surplus income we generate is re-invested straight back into the courses we provide. We continually look to improve and expand our range of courses in order to offer more and more people, like you, the opportunity to enhance their potential.



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Popular courses at CHRYSALIS



30 Angel Crescent





Nearest station


( 0.4 miles)


( 68.5 miles)

IPSWICH - Kesgrave Conference Centre

Twelve Acre Approach





Nearest station

milesDerby Road

( 1.5 miles)


( 33.8 miles)

MANCHESTER - Manchester Conference Centre

Sackville Street



M1 3BB


Nearest station

milesManchester Oxford Road

( 0.1 miles)


( 87.1 miles)


We are currently inviting applicants for the following locations:

  • Belfast - Stranmillis University College
  • Birmingham - Aston University
  • Bournemouth - Bournemouth University
  • Bristol - The Greenway Centre
  • Cardiff - University Hall
  • Chelmsford - Writtle College
  • Edinburgh - Queen Margaret University
  • Guildford - The Mandolay Hotel
  • Leeds - Leeds Trinity University
  • Liverpool - Liverpool Hope University
  • London - Queen Mary University
  • Maidstone - Aylesford Priory
  • Manchester - Manchester University
  • Newcastle - Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Northampton - Kettering Park Hotel 
  • Norwich - Norwich City College
  • Nottingham - Attenborough Nature Centre
  • Oxford - Oxford Brookes
  • Peterborough - Park Inn by Radison
  • Reading - Reading College
  • Sheffield - Double Tree By Hilton
  • Southampton - Southampton University
  • Stevenage - Holiday Inn, Stevenage
  • Warwick - Stratford Manor Hotel
  • Worthing - Field Place

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How to enrol

It's easy to enrol on a Chrysalis Course here's how;

  • Read through our website to get a feel for our courses
  • Decide which course you would like to do (we can advise you on this)
  • Order a Brochure, complete an Application for a 1:1
  • After a 1:1 you will be given a set time to send in a deposit and/or make payment arrangements if you are accepted
  • Issues of funding and costs can be discussed in advance, or at an interview

REMEMBER: Apply as soon as you can as places are routinely filled well in advance

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Open days

We do not have any upcoming open days at this time however, you can book in for a 1:1 with one of our course interviewers to discuss the course in further detail. This a free 45 minute meeting with no obligation to enrol. Book your 1:1

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Student story

Student story


COURSE:Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling

I had often thought about training to become a counsellor and one day something clicked and I decided to go for it.

I spent a lot of time researching different courses and qualifications and Chrysalis really appealed to me because I could go to work, look after my family and still gain the qualifications I needed to pursue my new career. The weekend dates really suited me and I looked at it as time out for me to do something that I enjoyed.

The interview process was quite straightforward and it was made really easy as everyone I met and spoke to was friendly and helpful.

I decided to take the Advanced Diploma course which was a three-year course including Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I had never even considered taking hypnotherapy but I’m so glad I did as it gave me a greater understanding of the benefits of relaxation during therapy and also really helped connect the mind and body as a whole. My tutors were fantastic, always very approachable and giving plenty of their time to help guide me along the way.

On my first day, I remember feeling very nervous but I soon realised that everyone was nervous and that there was nothing to worry about. It didn’t take long to see that we all had a lot in common and we started forming study groups each month to share practising techniques and talk over the course. I’ve really met some wonderful people and made lifelong friends along the way.

The course itself was a challenge, but it’s worth putting in the effort to do well and get a great basis for the future. I am so proud of what I have learned and achieved and feel this course and my tutor have given me a great understanding of the counselling process and all it involves.

During year three I became a volunteer at a local women’s centre and this really helped with my studies and gave me so much more confidence. I was also sent on lots of training courses in return for volunteering which was great for my personal and professional development. I continued volunteering after I graduated from the course and think I always will.

After I graduated my choices were to either find a job or set up on my own so I have now set up my own private counselling practice. I work from private therapy rooms near where I live which are owned by another counsellor and I can rent by the day or by the session which makes life really easy when starting up a business. I have private supervision which is a requirement when counselling and I find this indispensable. I love meeting new clients and learning more about them and myself and the satisfaction I get when a client starts to respond to counselling is worth all the hard work.

I’m so glad I took the plunge and went on the course with Chrysalis. I can honestly say it has changed my life because not only has it given me a new career but it has changed me as a person. I have learnt so much about myself and those around me and my outlook on life now feels so positive because I know exactly who I am and what I want. I would not look back.

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Contact details

Chrysalis Courses
30 Angel Crescent


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