One Course: Two Careers CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

Become a Life Changing Counsellor
and Hypnotherapist, and Make a REAL Difference

Step 1.

Enrol & Start Today

Step 2.

Graduate with Unique Therapeutic Skills

Step 3.

Enjoy a Life of Purpose and Fulfillment

Nationally Recognised

Your Course at a Glance



AQF5 Diploma Qualification


Up to 24 Months


ONLINE + LIVE Broadcast


14 Core + 4 Electives

60 Month Payment Plan

Available (Limited)

Entry Requirements

RPL | Minimal Prerequisites

Transform lives including your own with Counselling

  1. Mental Health is a growing field. We need more well-trained Counsellors!
  2. No matter what your qualifications or experience this powerful toolkit is a “MUST HAVE”!

  3. This blended course provides advanced counselling skills with the option to add Clinical Hypnotherapy to the qualification. This allows you to become both a qualified Counselor and a Hypnotherapist with just one qualification.  This is truly unique in the world.

  4. Self Paced Format: ABSOLUTELY NO DEADLINES for any assessment work apart from the 24-month timeframe.

A Nationally Recognised Qualification is Just the Beginning...

A Community
of Like-Minded People

Enjoy being part of something bigger.

Contributions from the World’s Leading Trainers

Therapeutic Profiling with Dr Dan Short, Scottsdale Arizona

LIVE Broadcast Practical Sessions

Learn the nuances of being an exceptional counsellor in LIVE training

Say the word and we build you a web page the day you graduate

Become part of the Best Therapists team

Why this course?

Two Qualifications in one.


Qualify as a Counsellor and a Hypnotherapist with this unique diploma

With over 300+ 5 STAR Google Reviews this comprehensive Nationally Accredited Qualification is the ultimate pathway to a fast and cost effective career as a counsellor and/or a Clinical Hypnotherapist.
The evidence is mounting that hypnotherapy is one of the most effective vehicles of change available in the world.

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S1: Building the Therapeutic Alliance

A core skill as a counsellor is your ability to build a therapeutic alliance. Learn how to build rapport and create a safe environment.

S2: Models of Change

Become an expert in change. Learn an array of models of change to arm you with a comprehensive toolkit to help your clients get back on track.

S3: Operate with Integrity

Learn the all-important legal and ethical considerations so you can properly look after your clients.

Optional: Modern Hypnotherapy

Government Acredited Units in modern hypnosis give you two possible careers in one.

Be Assured, this Qualification is Unique in the World

IAP is the only RTO in the world where you can do one AQF5 Nationally Accredited Diploma that qualifies you to operate as both a Counsellor and a Clinical Hypnotherapist

Meet the Faculty

Experience Matters. A Trainer Cannot Give You What They Don't Have

Bill O'Hanlon

Ericksonian Hypnosis Instructor

Gordon Young

Director of Training and Course Curator

Gordon is the founder of The Institute of Applied Psychology, a registered training organisation (RTO). As a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, lead facilitator and published author, Gordon’s primary pursuit is harnessing the power of the mind for accelerated human change and peak performance.

DIP Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy
BA (HONS) Diploma Education
Founder of The Institute of Applied Psychology
Founder of the Sydney Hypnotherapists
Member of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors
Member of the Australasian Neuroscience Society
Former President of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH)
Former Chair of the Australian Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP)
Former Editor of the Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis

Dr Jorge Rabolledo

Trainer and Assessor


Instructor & Assessor

Dr Dan Short

Therapeutic Profiling

Melissa McLeod


Originally from the United kingdom and trained as an Art Therapist working in conjunction with community groups and schools.

Melissa has a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy 10450NAT, a Diploma of NLP Leadership and Coaching, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She has over a decade of experience working with people, and runs a busy Clinical Hypnotherapy practice on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Melissa is IAP’s lead assessor for the Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy 10791NAT

Melissa runs a private Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy practice on the Northern Beaches, and is our most experienced Assessor. Melissa has over ten years experience of working in the mental health field with adults, firstly as a Counsellor, and later as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. She attained her Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic psychotherapy 10450NAT in 2012.

She specialises in working with adolescents and children helping them to overcome issues such as insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, weight issues, depression and self esteem issues. Melissa is a Clinical Member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA), the ANZATA (Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapies Association) and has been a practicing member of AFCA (Adolescent and Family Counselling Association) for many years.

Are You Ready to Make a Real Difference?

Your future awaits