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.

BELFAST September 2022

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

EDINBURGH October & November 2022

Next Edinburgh course: COMING SOON IN OCTOBER 2022 Live Face to Face Teaching

The Certificate in Integrative Counselling- A Christian Perspective with Vicky MvEvoy and Andrea Wigglesworth. This course is for anyone who wished to begin training as a professional counsellor e.g. Church ministers, youth workers, and social workers who are interested in personal transformation and who may wish to learn how to counsel others. The course is and Introduction to the Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Where: St Mungo’s Church: Ladycroft. Balerno, Edinburgh EH14 7AG
Dates: Weekend 1 Friday 28th and Sat 29th October 2022,Weekend 2 Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November 2022
Costs £300 or £150 per weekend
Register by emailing Andrea Wigglesworth at andreawig@aol.com
Download the leaflet for Edinburgh

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 with a Christian Perspective
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 format with options for online and blended learning segments when necessary. 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 major face to face elements of the Diploma will be facilitated by a new team of highly qualified Tutors and the new Course Director in Edinburgh, Scotland is Lynn Millar from Balerno

The new Director for Ireland is Laura Wylie – from Moira, Northern Ireland. Applications will be open from January 2023.

Download the information booklet for Edinburgh, Scotland

Once you have read the Booklet above for Edinburgh you can register your interest – please contact lynn@vitalpathwaystraining.com

Download the information booklet for Belfast here: ConnexionsTraining Diploma 2023-5_5

Once you have read the Belfast Booklet above you can register your interest – please contact: info@connexionstraining.com

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This course is designed for those who want to enhance their skills as a strength focused practitioner. It is also part of the preparation for those wishing to enrol in the next Diploma Course. The theoretical base of the course draws on second wave positive psychology, strength based interventions and what the Bible says about renewing our strength.

The course will be delivered face to face over 2 Saturdays 10am- 4pm by Ali Knight & Steph Lowry
10am- 4pm each day
Beersbridge Elim Church, Belfast

Download the leaflet

Supervision Training

Diploma in Counsellor Supervision
August 2023 – August 2024 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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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.

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