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Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQs cover most of the usual queries we get asked about.


How do I apply for a course?

Please complete our application form and email it to the Centre. Email:

You be sent instructions regarding payment on application (we use PayPal). Organisations will be invoiced if not paying by credit card.


Who are the Centre for Stress Management courses suitable for?

The couses are suitable for counsellors, psychologists, coaches, managers, trainers, personnel staff, trainers, consultants, health and caring professionals who wish to learn about and enhance their skills in the various areas our courses cover. In recent years, students have been attending our courses for a change of career as they wish to become professionally qualified and who wish to learn about and enhance their skills in the various areas our courses cover.


Are you an approved or recognised centre?

Yes - The Centre for Stress Management, International Academy for Professional Development is an International Society for Coaching Psychology Approved Centre. The Academy is also an ILM Approved Centre to run recognised endorsed programmes and an Institute of Management Specialists Recognised Provider. We are recognised as a Centre of Expertise by the Institute for Health Promotion & Education.


Which professional bodies recognise, approve or accredit the courses and programmes?

The courses provided by the Centre for Stress Management, International Academy for Professional Development Ltd courses are recognised or approved by a number of professional bodies:

For your career development it is important that our courses are recognised by some of the leading professional bodies.






Should I join a professional body?


Students enrolled on a Centre Advanced Certificate or Diploma programmes are expected to be a member of a recognised professional body and abide by their codes of practice and ethics. Suggested professional bodies include the Institute of Health Promotion & Education, International Stress Management Association, British Psychological SocietyAssociation for Coaching, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development, ILM, Institute of Management Specialists or the International Society for Coaching Psychology, British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies or Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.







Can I record the training at the Centre?


Due to the interactive nature of our training programmes and courses whereby delegates/students maybe sharing personal items in a group setting we do not permit audio or video recording of the training sessions. 

What materials are provided for the courses?

All of the courses have a printed manual provided. The Certificate in Coaching and the Primary Certificate in Stress Management each have a set book provided by the Centres, the cost of which is included in the course fees. Many of the courses have pre-reading provided in electronic format and hard copies of articles provided during the course. Any materials provided as hard copies are not provided in electronic format. Students and delegates are given permission to photocopy the coachee/client handouts/worksheets for their coachees and clients. Materials and manuals are not licensed for electronic distribution or re-sale.




What happens if a course or workshop is cancelled?

If we cancel a course, workshop or conference, delegates will be offered the choice of a 100% refund or a direct transfer to another event run by the Centre and Academy. No liability is accepted for any consequential loss or any other expenses directly or indirectly incurred by any cancellation.







Administration Centre and Postal Address

Centre for Stress Management

International Academy for Professional Development Ltd
156 Westcombe Hill



Phone: +44 (0)20 8853 4171

Where are the BPS London Offices Located?

The Centre for Stress Management, International Academy for Professional Development Ltd

uses the British Psychological Society London Offices for many of the central London training courses. The address: 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE.


A downloadable map is available. 

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