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"A non-profit company, we offer courses in counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy."


Established in 1998, Chrysalis® is now the UK's market-leading trainer in talking therapies, with courses held across the country. We specialise in professional counselling, therapy and hypnotherapy courses. Chrysalis® seeks to encourage all our students to grow themselves through practical, enjoyable and satisfying courses - and in doing so, to help others grow. We take great pride in what we have to offer.

It's important to know that we are a Not For Profit Company. We have no shareholders, and our Directors and staff salaries are legally restricted to the going market rate. Any surplus "profits" we generate are required to be re-invested into sustaining and improving our training.

Chrysalis® courses are part-time, not full-time. Most of our students have work, family or financial commitments which would make full time study impossible. In addition to your monthly classes, as a Chrysalis student you'll be given a monthly homework assignment which consists of some set reading and an essay.

We offer a wealth support and encouragement to make your course a success - for example, a personal tutor is always available by phone in between classes. We ask you to work with up to three clients each year for Hypnotherapy - normally with friends, family or other students. With Counselling, we run our own internal placement vetting service where your self-solicited clients are vetted by Chrysalis®. Chrysalis® students have also obtained external replacements to enhance their training. We also offer advice on building your practice and gaining clients in the future.

We have a detailed way of assessing students, with lots of checks and balances. Each assignment is returned with a feedback form which outlines which areas you need to work on. Final assessment focuses on your overall practical classroom work as well as case studies (your notes on working with clients) - there is no final exam. The secondary focus is on your essays and your having completed the set reading. Students are passed if they are considered safe, competent, and ethical to practise.

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We are currently inviting applicants for the following course locations:

  • Belfast - Stranmillis University College
  • Birmingham - The Bond Company
  • Bournemouth - Bournemouth University
  • Bristol - The Greenway Centre
  • Cambridge - Churchill College
  • Cardiff - University Hall
  • Chelmsford - Writtle College
  • Dundee - Holiday Inn Express - Dundee
  • Edinburgh - Queen Margaret University
  • Glasgow - Strathclyde University
  • Guildford - Holiday Inn
  • Leeds - Leeds Trinity University
  • Liverpool - Liverpool Hope University
  • London - Stratford Holiday Inn Express
  • Maidstone - Aylesford Priory
  • Manchester - Manchester University
  • Newcastle - Holiday Inn
  • Northampton - Sunley Conference Centre
  • Norwich - Norwich City College
  • Nottingham - Attenborough Nature Centre
  • Oxford - Oxford Brookes
  • Reading - Reading College
  • Sheffield - Double Tree By Hilton
  • Southampton - Southampton University
  • Stevenage - Holiday Inn, Stevenage
  • Worthing - Field Place



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How to enrol

It's easy to enrol on a Chrysalis Professional 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 to get an Application Form
  • If successful, you'll be given an interview and must confirm you can attend
  • After an interview, 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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Chrysalis Professional Courses
30 Angel Crescent