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Already a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist and want to coach?  This course is specifically aimed at qualified therapists who want to add coaching to their existing practice, either as an integrated approach or a separate business.  The programme has the prestigious European Mentoring and Coaching Council Global (EMCC) European Quality Award (EQA) which provides you with an EMCC Global Senior Practitioner in Coaching qualification.  Plus, you have the option to fast-track to accreditation (European Individual Accreditation – EIA).

This is a challenging programme delivered over 12 months that will transform qualified and experienced therapists into exceptional coaches.

The Therapist to Coach programme is rigorous and demanding to meet the highest possible standards, with a focus on self-guided, deeply reflective learning and skills practice. I believe people learn coaching by doing it, so 80% of the programme is focused on practice.

Senior Practitioner level competences and qualifications are those that aim to equip you as a professional coaching specialist, enabling you to work with a whole range of people from senior executives, directors and boards of organisations through to individuals who want to have more control or balance in their relationships or life.

I don’t prescribe what the focus of your coaching should be. You may wish to be executive, business, life, therapeutic, or performance coaches, or not even know for sure at this point. You may want to work in corporate, private or public sectors. Whichever, this programme will give you the skills and practice, standards and credibility to enable you to be the coach you want to be.

The course includes 150 coaching practice hours (90 of which are outside the programme delivery days with real coachees), one-to-one tutorials and two free supervision sessions.

You do not need a ‘placement’ to begin your coaching  Instead, as an already experienced  therapist, you can work with fee-paying clients as a trainee coach straight after the first workshop. This helps to quickly gain your practice hours and begin to recoup the course fees.

COHORT 2023 BOOKINGS NOW OPEN – book now to avoid disappointment and guarantee your spot  

Scroll down for full details and click here for an Application form – 2023

Click here for entry requirements

[Please also see the Frequently asked questions page for more information and scroll down for testimonials.]

Click on the link to book in to have an informal chat with me, so you can decide if this is the right course for you and ask any questions you may have: Chat with Trish (opens up my calendar)


Fees are £3,150.00. (No VAT payable)

A deposit of £900 is required upon booking to secure your place and the full fee must be paid in full a minimum of 30 days before the start of the course. The full terms and conditions with information regarding deposits and refunds is on the application form.

Fast-track accreditation: An extra £350 is payable if you take the option to fast-track to EMCC accreditation (EIA) in addition to gaining your qualification.  You can decide to add this – or not – at any point during the programme, but it is recommended that you do.  The price covers the EMCC EIA application, plus a small admin charge for me to process this on your behalf. Doing this through your training provider is seamless and is a fraction of the cost of applying post-programme.  In addition, you will need to become a member of EMCC UK (which also gives you free membership of EMCC Global) which you can obtain at a saving of 25% whist on my course (£99 at time of writing).


Due to popular demand this programme will be delivered online via Zoom, with breakout rooms, whiteboard etc and a rich, relational experience.

The pandemic lockdown allowed participants for whom travelling was not an option to access my relational coaching programme, bringing such rich and diverse learning opportunities for all the participants. This has been such a wonderful experience that I have decided to continue.

“The live zoom sessions were brilliant and really well facilitated. Trish is extremely supportive and generous with her time and expertise.  She was really flexible and responsive to the needs of every delegate. The materials and videos provided were very accessible, engaging and informative. I was blown away by the amount of support offered and I am very grateful.”  Graduate, 2022


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Dates & Times

Timings below are a guide and subject to change, as delivered on-line, to allow flexibility on the day and depending on participant need for time away from the screen.)


  • Two free one-to-one supervision sessions with an external accredited supervisor and master coach (each session one hour)
  • Four free optional tutorials over zoom (each session one hour)
  • Co-supervision (with fellow participant)
  • Co-coaching (with fellow participant)
  • Library of bespoke video resources, demonstrations and learning
  • Additional ad-hoc supervision sessions with Trish, available to purchase (£125 per hour)


This programme level is aimed at those:

  • who will practice as a professional coach and can draw on a range of models and frameworks
  • who are or wish to work with a range of clients contexts and organisations
  • whose focus of work will be building capacity for progression, managing complex and challenging relationships, working with ambiguity and change

I will help you develop your own approach to coaching and briefly introduce you to practical and theoretical models of integration of coaching and counselling for you to consider in future.

  • The training is evidence based
  • The training is underpinned with links to coaching, counselling and psychological theory
  • You get to experience the tools before you use them
  • Trainer share real examples from their practice
  • Introductions to models of integration for coaching and counselling are provided
  • The use of supervision is encouraged and supported to enhance learning and ethical practice

Learning objectives

By the end of the training participants will be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have an awareness of their own values beliefs and behaviours, and use this self-awareness to manage their effectiveness in meeting the coachee’s and where relevant, the sponsor’s objectives
  • Have a commitment to reflective practice, identify gaps in skills and knowledge, explore relevant themes, ideas and models, translate new learning into coaching practice and evaluate it.
  • Are able to establish an ethically based coaching contract in ambiguous or conflicted circumstances with the client (and with sponsors where relevant)
  • Attend to and work flexibly with the coachee’s emotions, moods, language, patterns, beliefs and physical expression
  • Can effectively use a range of tools, feedback and challenge to enable the coachee to raise awareness, develop insight, and responsibility for action within the possibilities and constraints of the client’s situational context
  • Establish rigorous evaluation processes with coachees and stakeholders.
  • Are clear about the boundaries for their own practice between coaching and therapy and whether they intend to integrate the two using a clear process model.

Programme requirements

As adult learning, you will be working at your own pace, planning in your own reflection and skills practice time.  The programme has a maximum of 500 study hours over 12 months.  Including the seven and a half programme delivery days delivered in four blocks (62.5 hours), you will be completing:

  • 150 hours of reflective practice
  • 150 hours learning theories and models (including the bespoke library of video resources)
  • 150 hours coaching practice (90 of which will be outside the programme delivery days with your coachees and some time co-coaching with a fellow participant)
  • Up to 50 hours is included for administration and practicalities, such as planning, setting up, accessing the website etc

This comes to a maximum of 500 hours, equating to approximately 42 hours a month, which includes attendance at workshops.

My belief is that people learn through doing and then reflecting on that practice.  Reflective practice is a process by which you: stop and think about your practice, consciously analyse your decision making and draw on theory and relate it to what you do in practice. Critical analysis and evaluation refocuses your thinking on your existing knowledge and helps generate new knowledge and ideas.  You will be expected to keep a reflective journal, complete self-evaluation sheets and logs of coaching practice, co-supervision and professional supervision, all of which will form part of your portfolio submitted at the end of the programme.

You will be expected to complete case studies which will include your personal philosophy, your theoretical model and a focus on your coaching practice with individual clients.  You are also asked to complete a theory assignment analysing the strengths and limitations of your current therapeutic approach in a coaching context.  Again, these will form part of your portfolio submitted at the end of the programme.

You will be given a Participant Training Pack with over 160 pages literally packed full of information, sign-posting, explanations, tools and resources which will be invaluable not just whilst on the programme, but into your future practice.

You will be finding and coaching your own coachees to build the 90 coaching hours.  You can charge your coachees from the start, as you come to this training with a wealth of prior experience.  There is no ‘placement’, but you will be given tips, ideas and support to help you find coachees.

Underpinning the entire programme are the EMCC competences at Senior Practitioner level and the assessment of the portfolio is based on whether or not you have sufficiently evidenced meeting those competences.

Building your reflective practice portfolio starts immediately.  Each time you read a coaching book or article, talk to a coachee, write up your reflections from a workshop, have some supervision or write a case study, it all goes in your portfolio and counts towards your 500 study hours.  Breaking it down likes this makes it practical and manageable. You will need to keep yourself organised.

Programme overview


Recognition of prior learning and experience

Therapist to Coach has mapped the competencies of UKCP, BACP and BPS registered/accredited members against those of EMCC.  This means I recognise your prior learning and experience and am able to offer entry at this post-graduate level, rather than expecting you to go over old ground.

If you take up the EMCC Global fast-track accreditation (EIA) option, this formally accredits you for that prior learning and expertise.

Plus, if you are a qualified supervisor, talk to me about a fast-track option to becoming an EMCC Global accredited supervisor, which will allow you to supervise coaches, as well as counsellors.


What previous cohorts said about the course

Click to see a graduate in 2022 talk about the programme: (via Youtube): Steve talking about Therapist to Coach training
Click to see a video of past participant talking about her experience of the programme (via LinkedIn):  Rosie talking about Therapist to Coach training 

“I found the content easy to follow and the structure was suitable for me to better understand the different styles of coaching.  The instructions were clear and well in advance, and it also helped being in different zoom rooms in small groups as well as being part of bigger group when learning and exchanging ideas.

I really felt that Trish had an interest in my learning, she has been curious about my thoughts and ideas and I felt supported when I role played different scenarios.  I have very much valued and enjoyed all the one-to-one tutorials with Trish, it allowed me to be myself and honest about my thinking and experience in using coaching. They helped me develop better understanding, as well as test my learning in safe and supported space.  I had to resubmit the portfolio as I did not understand the requirements. However, the resubmitting was easy and straightforward.

I am glad I have been part of Trish’s training programme.  I would really recommend it. I felt that Trish has tailored the training to meet the group and individual needs. I feel that I have learned a lot and the training has increased my professional confidence. I use coaching techniques in my daily work with clients to support them in solution finding and bettering their lives.”  Valbona Preniqi, Domestic Abuse Coordinator, July 2022

Trish is extremely supportive and generous with her time and expertise. I was blown away by the amount of support offered and am very grateful.  Despite covid and remote learning, I found Trish’s delivery and facilitation very engaging and enjoyed the experiential element of the course.  Materials were very relevant and lots of information provided in different forms. I personally found the degree of self-directed learning a challenge due to other courses I was completing concurrently but this is understandable at senior practitioner level. Trish was very generous with the information provided and ensured this was accessible in a variety of formats.  Delivery was excellent. Very engaging and responsive to the groups needs. She was really flexible and responsive to the needs of every delegate.  Trish is very accepting and flexible which fosters a learning environment which feels comfortable to learn and experiment without judgment and shame.   The online experience was excellent. I find asynchronous learning a challenge butI  found the materials and videos provided were very accessible, engaging and informative. I also found the live zoom sessions brilliant and really well facilitated.  The assessment process was very clear and straightforward. Despite being a very challenging course with lots of elements this was all laid out clearly and we were given plenty of support.  Thanks again Trish for all your help and support!!” Jen Davies-Owen, Counsellor, February 2022

“Right from the beginning the tutor was incredibly thorough. I felt comfortable and was able to use what I learnt immediately after the first workshop.  I felt that Trish was fully engaged as a trainer, that she enjoyed delivering the experience and watching us develop our skills.  Trish was very in tune with the needs of her participants and was able to skilfully adapt the program to suit our needs in the moment. The tutorials helped to individualise the learning experience. Trish’s commitment to this added a degree of extra care that sets this quality course above others. The online booking made the process easier.  Online was perfect for me. It meant that I could access quality training even when overseas. The additional video resources allowed me to revisit information and build upon what we learned during the workshops.  This programme far exceeded my expectations. It was the best training I have undertaken. Professional, well designed and executed, enjoyable. I would highly recommend.”  Kathy Swords, School Counsellor, January 2022


“The programme exceeded my expectations. I am dyslexic and have had a lifetime of challenges with producing written work. For the first time ever, I really felt that someone (Trish) really wanted to support me to complete the course. She took time to understand what would work for me when it came to learning and evaluation. Not only did I learn about how to develop and enhance my psychotherapy skills and apply them to coaching. I came to truly understand what it meant to be treated equally in the learning process. I wish this had happened 30 years ago! Better late than never as they say. Thank you, Trish!”  Kate Glenhomes, Gestalt Psychotherapist and Supervisor, January 2022



“The trainer’s style was engaging and she achieved the difficult balance of being totally professional but also of making the learning fun. The organisation of the course was superb and the administrative support I received was outstanding too.

The tutor was outstanding at providing support and the tutorials were incredibly helpful. Trish was really understanding and what made the experience so positive for me was that she believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. The tutorials were really helpful at addressing my individual concerns: without the tutorials I would have really struggled to know that I was going in the right direction. Trish gave her time generously and I am truly grateful for that.

I would definitely recommend the course, but I would say that it’s a huge commitment and much more time consuming than I ever imagined. Anyone taking on the course needs to understand that it is demanding, time consuming and rigorous. **There is a lot of paperwork which I know is not one of my strengths. I think my perfectionist tendencies meant I made it harder for myself than it needed to be though!

Finally, I just would like to say a huge thank you. I started the course doubting myself and feel I have grown so much through the course: at times I wanted to give up but Trish kept telling me I could do it. I felt really well supported and I wouldn’t have been able to get through the course without Trish’s enthusiasm, encouragement and support. It feels great to have achieved what I set out to. Many, many thanks.” Graduate, February 2022

**NB: in response to feedback, the ‘paperwork requirements for the course have been significantly reduced. 


“I’d been wanting for some time to add coaching to my practice when I discovered this course.  I’m glad I took my time to research my options because, unlike other professional courses I’d seen, its specifically tailored to mental health professionals, both taking into account and building on existing competencies via a structured programme of learning and supervised practice.  The clincher for me was that Trish is both an experienced therapist and coach.

Following a number of supervised skills practice sessions during part one of the programme, I was delighted that I felt confident enough in my skills to start working with coachees.  Trish is a supportive, experienced and knowledgeable trainer and I would recommend the course without hesitation.  It’s been an excellent investment and I’ve now been able to successfully expand my private practice to include coaching and am very much enjoying the variety of work that I’m doing as a result.”  Beth Delfino, Gestalt Psychotherapist, 2020.

“The supportive atmosphere throughout the training was ideal for learning and made asking questions and further discussion more possible.  I felt the training gave a very balanced and realistic view of what is required on the course and for working as a coach.  I left feeling very inspired and enthusiastic about the work ahead.” (Name provided, Counsellor, November 2020)

“I loved the training environment.  I felt very encouraged to try things out and to ask questions.  There was a lot of useful discussion, particularly about the difference between coaching and counselling.” (Stephen, Counsellor, November 2020)

Click to see a graduate in 2022 talk about the programme: (via Youtube): Steve talking about Therapist to Coach training

Click to see a video of past participant talking about her experience of the programme (via LinkedIn): Rosie talking about Therapist to Coach training

Click to see Trish talking about the programme (via LinkedIn): Trish’s video about Therapist to Coach training

A brief introduction from Trish about the training (via YouTube):Trish’s brief introduction to the course

Every year the programme goes through an external quality assurance process to ensure the training is fit for purpose.  Read the comments from the May 2022 report here: Quality Assurance Report


I chose to become accredited by EMCC, for the programme as I felt that EMCC’s competency framework best matched those of therapists who want to coach and provides the flexibility you want for the clients you want.

What this means to you as a delegate on a Therapist to Coach accredited programme is that you can be confident that you will be supported to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to coach to the highest professional standards.

The European Quality Award (EQA) is an independent quality award given to providers of coaching and mentoring training by EMCC which recognises that their qualifications/training meet stringent, professional European standards.

It is an integral and essential step on the path to establishing the professional credibility and status of coaching and mentoring. The quality standards are European, the recognition is global.

EMCC has created a framework for assessment based on extensive consultation and the most comprehensive competency research of coaching and mentoring produced to date. The emphasis of this award is to raise standards whilst acknowledging existing excellence. EMCC say, “you can rely on the quality of training programmes offered by EMCC EQA Providers.”

Need more information? Frequently asked questions

For more information on the EMCC Senior Practitioner competencies, please click on this link to the framework.

For more information about EMCC, please click HERE.