Basic Counselling Skills

Learn How to Effectively Listen & Validate the Client for Optimal Results

This Basic Counseling Skills course is designed to prepare students to develop is the ability to listen to another person. The goal is to understand what another person is really trying to say.

Anyone who administers to the public welfare may end up in the role of therapist. This includes alternative health practitioners such as massage therapists and naturopaths to coaches, doctors, dentists, nurses, social workers, or teachers.

This course is designed to help students to be prepared to help others with really intimate life issues. The counseling skills course will help the student reflect back what the person is saying without coloring it through your own judgments and opinions to understand it from their point of view. This requires the ability to create empathy. This course takes an in depth look at the characteristics and qualities of empathy.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to strengthen these skills for professional and personal reasons including, alternative health practitioners, sports coaches, doctors, dentists, nurses, or others who will be dealing with the public.

Students will learn:

Basic counseling skills,

  • Rapport- how to develop and maintain.
  • Empathy- learns the characteristics and qualities for creating empathy.
  • Active Listening Skills- reflect back what another person is expressing.
  • Skilled Helper Protocols.
  • Interviewing Skills.
  • Working With Difficult Clients.

This course engages the ideas on three fronts:

  1. Theory: learn key ideas of counseling skills.
  2. Practice: practice (groups of three) as:
    1. listener
    2. client
    3. observer
  3. Self-development: experiential exploration of your own response to the ideas.

This structure reflects a central idea in counseling that you need to understand the concepts, develop your counseling skills, and become more self-aware.


None Required

Number of Hours:

Live Training = 27
Self-Study Theory = 9
Extra-Curricular Assignments = 30
Total Credited Hours = 66

This Course Includes:

  • Downloadable student training manual
  • Online classroom theory
  • Live hands-on training
  • Live webinars for questions and answers
  • Written and demonstrated examinations

Course Completion:

Ideally students will complete this course within 4 months, however you have up to 2 years to fully complete the requirements.


Upon successful completion of the course and its requirements students will receive a certificate of completion.

Your Instructor

Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer Alexander

I am thrilled to have you part of our family at the College of Hypnotherapy.

Over the past several years, Hypnotherapy has become one of the world’s leading health and wellness professions. For the first time in history, people worldwide are looking for practitioners specializing in natural and holistic health or other wellness professionals.

Today, nearly half of all medical visits are with a natural/holistic practitioner. As the demand for holistic practitioners increases, the need for highly-trained practitioners who can meet the challenges many of us face daily is skyrocketing. Never before have people been so accepting of alternative health treatment options. As a result, career opportunities have flooded the market at a rapid pace.

The College of Professional Hypnotherapy is accredited by the Results Therapy International Association and meets the standards needed to earn professional recognition in hypnotherapy. Our experienced and highly qualified instructors were selected based on their devotion, expertise, knowledge, and desire to help the next generation of hypnotherapists master their skills.

Our proven system will give you the knowledge and experience needed to handle the demand for highly-qualified hypnotherapists. We offer continuing and advanced educational opportunities to professionals in numerous industries.

Thank you again for being part of the College of Professional Hypnotherapy. We can’t wait to show you more about the wonderful world of alternative therapies.

About Jennifer Eve Alexander, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Instructor

I am the founder of the College of Professional Hypnotherapy and Results Therapy International Association. Since 1998, I’ve been involved in hypnotherapy and NLP. I’ve run my own successful practice and as well as teach hypnotherapy and NLP. For over a decade, I’ve been studying human behaviour and helping my clients overcome their issues in six sessions or less.

Over the years, I’ve helped numerous people overcome chronic health conditions, enhance sports performance, improve relations, and increase financial wealth. I’m passionate about teaching people the power of hypnosis and educating them on how they can manifest the life they’ve always dreamed of.

As an author, I’ve published two of my own books, “101 Stories That Never Happened: Secrets to a Depression Free Life” and “From Resistance to Results: 7 Keys to Achieving Any Goal,” as well as co-authored the book, “Entrepreneurial Spirits” with Dr. Joe Vitale and John Assaraf (from the movie, “The Secret”).

My Teaching Philosophy

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is quoted as saying, “If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.”

This quote beautifully sums up my teaching philosophy. Through my hypnotherapy experience, I have been blessed with the ability to see the best in people. I see beyond their fears, limitations, blockages, and challenges and help them pull out their true potential.

Human beings want to be around people who believe in them. I believe not just in my courses, but in my students, and I strive to bring out the best in each one of them. If you are reading this, it is my sincere gratitude that you are joining us here to learn and grow together so that we can all live extraordinary lives!

Here’s to your success and the success of the world!


Jennifer Alexander, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Instructor

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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