Before working as a professional Counsellor, you will need to gain a sound level of knowledge around psychological theories and mental health problems. To thrive in this role you need the backing of in-depth and up-to-date credentials, particularly if you want to work with children, youth or other vulnerable peoples where legal requirements are often frequently used.
If you’d like to work in roles such as a counsellor, support worker or family advisor, a course such as Reflect On Academy Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling meets the requirements you’ll need to apply for full registration as a Counsellor. As part of your course, you’ll also complete the amount of counselling practice hours (or work placement) needed for registration.
What areas can I specialise in as a Counsellor?
A counselling qualification can prepare you to work in the community services sector in a variety of roles. A vocational course such as this Diploma will introduce you to the field of counselling while qualifying you to work in a wide range of specialisations that a counsellor might choose to focus on, such as:
- Crisis & trauma counselling
- Counselling children, young people & adults
- Anxiety and Depression
- Self harm
- Drug & alcohol counselling
- Stress management
- Career counselling or coaching
- Grief & loss counselling
- Our Courses train you to meet the stringent requirements for professional registration and accreditation with BACP (450 direct teaching hours and 150 supervised practice hours).
- Work as a registered practitioner after graduation, whilst working towards BACP accreditation.
- Our fees are highly competitive.
- Affordable monthly payment options.
- Gain a Psychotherapeutic Diploma Qualification validated by NCFE (NEW Customised Qualification).
- A supportive learning environment.
- Get the qualifications you need to practise as a counsellor from the moment you graduate.
- UKRLP registered educational provider
Kick start your career and develop a deep appreciation of the crucial role that counsellors play in not only direct service delivery, but also indirectly by contributing to policy and the development of the profession on the national and international stage.
Training as a counsellor involves a combination of theoretical study and practical experience and you don't need a degree to become a counsellor. Employment for counsellors with a professional Diploma has risen strongly in the last five years, and is expected to increase as a need for experienced mental health professional grow.
Reflect On Academy are known for our unique blend of rigorous theory, applied skills and placement fieldwork. Our range of qualifications meets best practice standards of quality and excellence. What’s more, our learner-centred educational philosophy places an emphasis on an intimate and interactive learning environment facilitated by leading practitioners and expert educators.
Reflect On Academy is the only college within Purley, Croydon and neighbouring towns, (Caterham, Kenley, Sanderstead, Selsdon, Warlingham, Woldingham, Wallington, Sutton, Redhill, Coulsdon, Chipstead, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Streatham, Crystal Palace, Godstone and Mitcham) that offers the Level 5 Professional Clinical Training Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Psychotherapeutic counselling diploma Training
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The psychotherapeutic counselling diploma course training can lead to a career as a practising counselling clinician, with engaging and rewarding work in the mental health services or in private practice. On completion, you will have the capacity to apply theory and skills in an intentional and mindful manner. This counselling course is held in Purley South East London. Flexible Timetable - 2 Saturdays a month 9.00am - 5.00pm. Midweek Mondays or Wednesdays 6.30-9.30pm and 1 Saturday a month.
At the heart of the diploma programme is a multidisciplinary and personalised experience. A collaborative environment is encouraged between tutors and learners. This means you have flexibility in decisions regarding the learning path you take. As a graduate of Reflect On Academy, you’ll find yourself at the centre of a student-focused environment that nurtures innovation, critical thinking and creativity.
As such, Reflect On Academy learners undergo their own empowering process which gives them greater control of their lives, increasing their ability to effect change and positively impact society.
The Psychotherapeutic Diploma meets the BACP Registration requirements. Registered* Counsellors are required to be able to perform significant in depth therapeutic work with their clients using various therapeutic approaches. These skills must be taught and assessed beyond the realms of theory.
* The Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care, which is an independent body accountable to Parliament.
Reflect On Academy offer other counsellor training programmes, includes Diplomas in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5, Applied Creative Expressive Therapeutic Arts Therapy for Children, Young People and Adults - Level 7, Post Qualification Couple Counselling: An Integrative Perspective Level 7, Post Qualification in Clinical Counselling Supervision - Level 7, Psychological Evidence Based Intervention (informed by CBT) Level 7 and Advanced Certificate in Counselling and Creative Therapeutic Expressive Arts - Level 3.
Reflect On Academy is inspired by a vision of an empowered society, knitted by confident, self-aware individuals in healthy relationship with self, family and community.
Reflect On Academy contributes significantly to the fulfilment of this vision by empowering our learners to grow in themselves and to positively impact the lives of others. In this way Reflect On Academy plays a critical and positive role within communities and our society at large.
Trained Practitioners Bring Positive Individual and Communal Transformation
Reflect On Academy is dedicated to the training and development of knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners through the provision of high quality educational programmes and qualifications. Learners therefore gain from the wealth of experience and skill that our educators bring to the teaching and learning environment.
Reflect On Academy college is within easy reach of Purley, Kenley, Croydon, Sanderstead and Selsdon, Caterham, Warlingham, Woldingham, Wallington, Sutton, Redhill, Coulsdon, Chipstead, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Streatham, Crystal Palace, Godstone, Mitcham.