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Depending on your study motivations and career aspirations you can choose a Reflect On Academy qualification that suits you. Our organisation Reflect On Academy counselling/counsellor training college located in Purley, Croydon and also serve local areas such as Sutton, Caterham, Norbury, Sanderstead, Kenley, Banstead, Warlingham, Woldingham, Chipstead, Coulsdon, Norwood, Wallington, Carshalton, Thornton heath, Crystal Palace, Redhill and South East London.
Our courses are affordably priced and taught by academic experts. We offer a wide choice of vocational and post professional courses in Counselling that combine theory and practice-based learning.
Reflect On Academy’s range of counselling courses include:
Education based on occupation or employment prepares learners for practising / deployment of applied skills.
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling and Creative Therapeutic Expressive Arts - Level 3
- Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Level 5
- Higher Professional Diploma in Applied Creative Expressive Therapeutic Arts Practice - Level 7
Post Qualification courses
Post professional programmes are interdisciplinary in focus, combine theory and practice-based professional learning, focusing on a body of knowledge that is more strictly delineated than non-professional studies. Learners are trained to ensure expected standards and adequate service delivery in the best practice of a profession.
- Post Qualification Diploma Couple Counselling: An Integrative Perspective Level 7
- Post Qualification Diploma in Clinical Counselling Supervision - Level 7
- Diploma in Psychological Evidence Based Intervention (informed by CBT) Level 7
Course Structure (Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Level 5)
The course is taught over 2 years six months (450 face-to-face hours) part-time and consists of five units. The core theory is Person-Centred approach (you also engage in other theories, such as CBT, Psychodynamic and Therapeutic arts) providing students with the opportunity to engage in professional and personal development to the standard that British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) requires for professionally accredited counsellors.
The course runs one evening a week and one Saturday a month or two Saturdays a month and consists of:
Over the two-years six months duration of the course you must also complete the following:
Course Teaching and Assessment
A combination of lectures, power point presentation, handouts, seminars, small and large group discussions, DVD presentations, class discussion of research papers, peer review of clinical material, contributions to small (3-4 people) large group discussions (4 or more), working in pairs and suggested reading.
In class case presentation, on-going self and peer assessment process, role play, small and large group discussions, reflective work, essays, book/literature review, case studies of your supervision work, segment of a tape session -10 minutes in length and critique of taped sessions, ongoing presentation including poster presentation, research proposal/research project and private study, supervision report, log of counselling practice, personal therapy & extended essay (mini dissertation) and maintain reflective personal journal. In class supervision practice group work.
The college have in place policies and procedures to deal thoroughly, fairly and expeditiously with problems which arise in the assessment of students. These include the grounds for student appeals against assessment outcomes, and the process that students should follow if they wish to pursue an appeal.
Each year the course is externally verified by an NCFE Quality Assurance Officer. This builds on our own commitment to quality assurance processes and another opportunity to give objective feedback on the teaching process. Student feedback is also employed to monitor the quality of the programme. Drawing on this, the annual Review and Enhancement process is co-ordinate at management level and includes student participation. The result is used to highlighting good practice and identifying areas where action is needed. The college built its internal quality assurance procedures on BACP guidelines and all students are required to become student members of BACP.