Last updated 20 August, 2021

Coaching for Counsellors

Professional Development

Coaching for Counsellors

Duration 2nd and 9th September 2021 Book here
  9.30am - 4.30pm
Location online using Zoom
Cost 300 + VAT

Online Course

Duration 1st and 8th March 2022 Book here
  9.30am - 4.30pm
Location Online using Zoom
Cost 300 + VAT

Increasing your skill-set and expanding services

Did you know that as a practitioner of counselling skills, you already have many of the skills that coaches use? Since life coaching and business coaching are increasingly used for personal and professional development, this is a service you could provide. Coaching skills help clients set goals, take responsibility for their actions and move forward in a more focussed way.

Rowan Consultancy is now offering a course specifically for counsellors, psychotherapists and professionals who use counselling skills. This enables you to understand the relationship between coaching and counselling, introduces you to a coaching competency framework and 2 coaching models, which you can integrate into your existing practice. At the end of the course you will also be in a better position to decide whether you wish to train to become a coach.

Who is this course for?

  • Practising counsellors who want to integrate coaching skills into their existing practice, especially towards the end as clients become more robust.
  • Professionals using counselling skills as part of their role, and who have gained at least a Certificate in Counselling Skills.

A prerequisite for this course is that you have a 120 hours Certificate in Counselling Skills or a diploma in counselling or psychotherapy.


This course will introduce you to the difference between coaching and counselling, together with some coaching skills which complement your existing skills base. This will enable you to either integrate coaching skills into your counselling work or help you decide whether you would like further training as a coach.

By the end of the course you will:

  • be familiar with the International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Coaching Competencies
  • have practised the TGROW coaching model and one other current coaching model
  • have considered how to integrate coaching into your counselling practice
  • understand some of the differences and similarities between coaching and counselling

This course consists of 12 tutor-contact hours plus 4 hours self-guided study.

This online training will use Zoom, reliable and good quality free software, for holding live online meetings. You will be able to see and interact with fellow participants throughout the sessions and split off into breakout rooms for skills practice and small group discussions.


Participation in this course allows you to progress directly to Day 2 of Rowan's ILM Award in Coaching, Certificate in Coaching, or Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.

Why Rowan Training?

Rowan is well positioned to deliver coaching skills training for counsellors, since we started as a counselling and psychotherapy agency and have now expanded to include individual and team coaching. We are an approved training centre for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), offering their coaching courses, and for COSCA counselling courses. So we understand the coaching-counselling spectrum, the different skills needed and what it's like to be a counsellor moving into coaching.

We believe you don't learn skills by just being lectured or seeing slides, so we use experiential learning where you relate the theory to your own situation and practise coaching skills on one another with feedback from tutors, as well as us giving demonstrations of coaching skills. It's the best way to learn!

The Trainers

Rachel Weiss is a BACP accredited counsellor, as well as a certified coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Rachel has delivered coaching training to managers for many years, as well as delivering counselling skills training. She enjoys introducing counsellors to coaching skills.

"A very useful introduction to coaching for counsellors which recognises their previous skills and experience and looks at how to combine and integrate both approaches to create a powerful intervention for personal change and growth."

"My time at Rowan Consultancy has provided a great deal of insight and learning with regards to coaching. It has sparked my motivation to continue on my journey towards becoming an accredited coach."

Anne-Marie McNeil, Counselling Manager, Crossreach Counselling Lothians

Suzie Read

Register Now

If you are interested in improving your counselling practice through coaching skills, or exploring the possibility of becoming a coach, book now. Give Rowan a call today on 01738 562 005 to speak to one of the trainers, or email us through our contact form.

Rowan Consultancy, 4 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN. +44(0)1738 562005