UK College of Holistic Training, Creedwell House, 32 Creedwell Orchard
TAUNTON, TA4 1JY, U.K.
Total recommended period of study: approx. 3 to 6 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
Cost: £195.00 Fee excludes textbooks. Students will normally purchase the books on-
Course revised in 2018 with additional unit covering professional applications. The course now uses 3 textbooks. Textbooks are no longer supplied free and book purchase is required separately.
Method of study
Textbook study. Written assignments based on textbooks and exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.
This is a Diploma course in the art of journaling (personal creative writing) for the purposes of self-
The course may also help people thinking of writing their memoirs, life story or autobiography. If you are a ghostwriter commissioned by someone to work on their memoirs, journaling techniques could be used to encourage writing draft material to be worked into the book.
The course is in three parts. Part One introduces the student to the art of self-
Part Two looks at how various writers have used poetry, prose and memoirs to tell their stories, and gives further instructions and exercises for creating your own work. Topics used as writing examples and/or stimuli include relationships, stages of life, childhood, trauma, illness, disability, caring, bereavement, and spirituality.
Part Three delves further into using journaling as a tool in counselling, coaching and therapy, giving you a professional toolkit. Topics covered include applications for individuals and groups, sample clinical applications, practical tips and techniques, exercises, case studies and the use of journaling in supervision (including self-
If you have taken the previous version of the course and wish to study the third module, you can do this (subject to acceptance) for £ 25 plus cost of textbook and earn a certificate of completion.
Entry criteria and suitability
No particular qualifications are required for entry.
Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in Creative Therapeutic Journaling awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification. The course is accredited by ACCPH for professional development purposes.
Course graduates may use the postnominal initials Dip. C.T.J.
Please see our FAQs page for general information about practising counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and elsewhere.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at any time.
Killick, John and Schneider, Myra. Writing Your Self: Transforming Personal Material. London and New York: Continuum, 2010.
Weldon, Michele. Writing to Save Your Life: How To Honor Your Story Through Journaling. Hazelden, 2001.
Thompson, Kate, Therapeutic Journal Writing: An Introduction for Professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011
Students will need to purchase these books.
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You may start at any time of year
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