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Professional Counsellor Diploma

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

Total Program Length:80 Weeks
Number of Semesters:6 Semesters
tuition:$4,316.67 per semester

Our diploma in Professional Counselling provides you with the high-level skills to work as a successful, Professional Counsellor. As a professional counsellor, you are qualified to provide individual and group counselling regarding a variety of issues. Our counselling training courses prepare you to counsel others in trauma and abuse, addictions, family and relationship problems and more. Our Diploma in Professional Counselling program fully trains you to operate your own practice or work within an organization in various counselling, coaching or group leadership positions.

You will discover an enriching career when providing valuable life-changing advice and helping others through difficult times.

Our Comprehensive Counselling Training Courses Provide More Than Counsellor Training

Your credentials include professional counsellor, qualified life coach and holistic wellness counsellor. You will be able to carefully listen to clients, assess their situations and help them find successful solutions. You can differentiate yourself from other professional counsellors by offering extensive physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness services.

The comprehensive Professional Counselling Diploma is a leadership training program that includes business classes. It prepares you to assume senior positions within human services organizations or run your own counselling, coaching or consulting business.

Students also engage in professional and practical community and workplace-based projects. During this time, you build up your practical experience and establish your career networks. You receive free professional accreditation preparation and supervision as you prepare for membership in the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.

Learn how to become a counsellor with Rhodes Wellness College. Help others while mastering your own personal and professional success. Your career as a Professional Counsellor is ready to begin!

Graduate Outcomes

After successfully finishing the program, our alumni consistently demonstrate a track record of success, transitioning into roles as counsellors. Many move on to further study or set up their own coaching or counselling businesses. Our graduates are eligible for memberships with both the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association and the International Coach Federation. Please visit the success stories page to learn more.

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Are you interested in becoming a student at Rhodes Wellness College? Click on the Apply Online link below to get started! Here you’ll find all the admission requirements and all the important links for starting your application.


Total Program Length 80 weeks (1,725 hrs)
Number of Semesters 6
Tuition per Semester $4,400.00
Total Tuition $26,400.00
Application Fee (Domestic) $100 (non-refundable)
Application Fee (International) $500 (non-refundable)
Textbooks & Course Material Fee* $715
Student Activity Fee* $300
Archive Fee* $100
Other Fees* $235
Delivery Method In-person, online, blended
Language English
Next Intake Sept 23, 2024 – Sept 26, 2025
Schedule Monday – Friday 9am – 1:30pm PST

*For a complete breakdown of each cost category, please see the dropdown menu below.

This program includes a Course Material fee of $40 which includes all course notes and class resources such as course outlines, reading packages, and lecture notes.
Additionally, each student receives the following texts:
  • The Skilled Helper, 11th edition: $125
  • Principles of Trauma Therapy, 2nd ed.: 162
  • Changing for Good A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward: $30
  • StandardSDS Occupations Finder & StandardSDS Assessment Booklet: $33
  • The Untethered Soul: $35
  • Boyd, Revel for Lifespan Development, 7th Canadian Edition: $125
  • Community Mental Health in Canada, Revised and Expanded Edition: $55.10
  • Theory/Practice Counselling Psychotherapy, 10th edition: $109

This program includes a $50 per semester student activity fee which includes career planning events, tutoring, all student drop-in sessions, student services info sessions, all student assembles, coaching & counselling labs, virtual cafes, speaker series and all workshops.

In compliance with PTIB bylaws, each student’s enrolment contract, transcript and diploma or certificate will be stored with Datawitness for a period of no less than 25 years, retrievable only by Rhodes administrative staff.

This program includes a Technology fee of $80 which provides access to all zoom classrooms, CampusLogin access and unlimited Moodle access up to one year after graduation.  There is also a Graduation and Transcript fee of $55 which includes one official copy of the student's transcripts and one official copy of the diploma or certificate earned.  Additionally, each student receives a graduation gown, cap, and tassel to a graduation ceremony.  It also includes a Supervision fee of $100 which includes extensive support and supervision for students who wish to obtain the Registered Professional Counsellor designation. Graduates who successfully write their RPC examination must also complete a period of supervised practice before receiving their full RPC designation. To help students receive their professional designation sooner, Rhodes Wellness College provides free practice supervision* for students up to 12
months after their end date.

*To qualify for free supervision, students will be assessed and approved by the supervisor, work within the Lower Mainland, be able to attend Rhodes Wellness College for monthly meetings and meet other CPCA supervision criteria. Contact the Admissions Department for more information

Program Admissions Requirements

  • Successful completion of the admissions assessment process.
  • Written personal statement.
  • Personal and/or professional reference.
  • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status – 19 years or older with an established work history or relevant experience.
  • International study permit if applicable.

In addition to the program admissions requirements, applicants must also meet the Rhodes Wellness College’s General Admissions Policy requirements detailed here.

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