Vital Connexions

Training in Integrative Counselling – A Christian Perspective. In Ireland, Scotland and around the globe.

Develop your skills with training in Counselling, Couples Coaching and Counsellor Supervision.

Choose courses to fit with life and work

Our counselling training courses include:

  • Short foundation course – A Certificate in Integrative Counselling 4 days
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling – a Christian perspective (externally validated by COSCA 450 hours, 2 years part time)
  • Diploma in Counsellor Supervision (externally validated by the IACP) 100 hours
  • Couples/Relationship Coaching – Certificate in Couple Counselling (32 hours CPD) in 4 modules
  • Continuing Professional Development Courses
    – “Soaring In Your Strengths” (4 modules) 12 hours CPD
    – “Working On Line With Clients” (6 hours CPD)

Our global vision

We have a heart to help churches and NGO’s in Asia, Malaysia, China, South Africa and Eastern Europe. We provide excellent training for Counsellors, Ministers, lay people and Supervisors to empower them to be the best they can be for those they work with.
As many of our CPD courses are now available on line we are able to offer these courses remotely.

Face to face

The new Certificate in Integrative Counselling – A Christian Perspective: £300

This course is now being offered face to face in geographical locations in Ireland and Scotland. Our new blended learning programme will provide an exciting learning experience in live groups! There will be daily worship and Bible study around psychological subjects, followed by video teaching by Andrea and Vicky and facilitated by local experienced tutors. Students will enjoy small and big group discussion and lots of skills practice.

There will also be opportunity for the Certificate Course to be run on zoom with a live facilitator. Click the links below to see where the next courses will be held. Let us know if you would like a group to run in your area. This face to face course provides a pathway to the Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

Next Belfast course dates Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September and Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October at Beersbridge Road Elim. Contact alistephvitalconnexions@gmail.com
Download the leaflet: Certi In Counselling live Ali Steph Belfast sept 22

Courses coming in Dublin in the Autumn contact; onitiu@gmail.com. Calin Onitiu
Download the leaflet: Dublin Calin Certificate In Counselling

Aberdeen – carolynraeconsultancy@gmail.com




Starting in Sept 2023

The next Diploma in Integrative Counselling
is scheduled for September 2023

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The Diploma is fully validated by COSCA, which is the National Accrediting Body for Counselling in Scotland. We can now deliver the Diploma Course in a fully face to face or blended/ fully on line (real time) format and this is approved by COSCA . As part of the new Diploma some of the theoretical lectures will be presented from the Learning Platform Catalogue of Teaching of Andrea Wigglesworth & Vicky McEvoy who will remain as online/blended learning lecturers on the course. The face to face elements will be facilitated by a new team of tutors and the new course director is – Laura Wylie- from Moira, Northern Ireland. Application will be open from January 2023.

For more information and to register your interest please contact: info@connexionstraining.com

Download the information booklet: ConnexionsTraining Diploma 2023-5_5

Supervision Training

Diploma in Counsellor Supervision
August 2022 – August 2023 on line with local geographical learning hubs face to face


Download a leaflet »


This course is extremely popular and is for experienced Counsellors who wish to become Supervisors. The course will be facilitated on line, but if students wish to work with a live learning hub in their geographical area, they can. Students will learn the Cyclical Model and the Process Model of Supervision as well as Group Supervision, Creative techniques in Supervision and Practice Issues. The course is externally validated by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. The Tutors are Vicky McEvoy, Andrea Wigglesworth and Vivienne Morrow Murtagh.

More Information please contact: vitalconnexions10@gmail.com


Couples/Relationship Coaching
Online course in your own time £150 per module


This course is on line in your own time and suitable for anyone who is interested in the inter personal dynamics of:

  • LOVE RELATIONSHIPS (Couples welcome!)
    (Business Leaders, Pastors and team leaders)

Modules 1 – 4 now available

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Join us on one of our training courses

See our course calendar and book online now.


Upcoming Courses

Certificate in Integrative Counselling – A Christian Perspective

Cost £150, Available online NOW to do in your own time. Register now.
This Certificate Course is for those who wish to do some skills training in their own time without a facilitator. Please note that if you wish to continue to the Diploma in 2023, we are asking you to do the face to face option so that you get to work with a group and practice skills with a tutor present.

CPD Track

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