12th July 2016

Time to celebrate



LOTUS Training has a lot to celebrate as it comes to the end of the 2014-2016 – Two-year mindfulness-based counselling diploma.

The course venue recently received a visit from the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) external verifier, who reported back that the students were working “at depth”, and that the course was “outstanding and substantial”.

Mindfulness practice has been sustained throughout the course as a cornerstone to the training and development of the students as counsellors.  Part of the course curriculum is a three-day residential mindfulness retreat in Year Two, which was recently held in the grounds of Sharpham.

Lotus tutor Julie Jeffs said: “The intention of the retreat was to support the students to have an experience of being in silence, which is fundamental to their development as counsellors.  As tutors, we were able to witness their growth and capacity to be with themselves and with each other.

“The students were blown away by the beauty of the environment and were all profoundly impacted by the whole experience of being on retreat.”

Lotus Training is now recruiting for its next Diploma In Mindfulness-based Counselling (Level 4), which starts on September 22.  There are a few places still available.

“We’re also really excited to offer a Level 5 diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, starting on 19th October 2016,” said Julie.

“The emphasis of the Level 5 course will be on developing an increasing depth of relationship: relation to oneself, to others and one’s therapeutic capacity. Mindfulness practice will play a large part in this process.”


To find out about our Two-year diploma in mindfulness-based counselling diploma (Level4click here

To find our about our One-year diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (Level 5)  click here