Reflect On Academy Counselling Training in Purley, Surrey

What Can Reflect On Academy Offer You. Creative Expressive Arts

What Can Reflect On Academy Offer You?

Reflect On Academy can offer you a wide range of counselling courses, including counselling and creative expressive therapeutic arts courses, seminars, and professional clinical training diplomas.

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Reflect On Academy counselling Training Courses Includes:

  • Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Counselling and Therapeutic Expressive Arts
  • Level 5 Diplomas in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 6 Higher Diploma in Applied Creative Expressive Therapeutic Arts Practice with CYPA's
  • Level 7 Post Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Level 7 Post Professional Diploma in Couples Counselling: An Integrative Perspective.

Reflect On Academy courses have their learning outcomes bench marked using the RQF national framework’s level descriptors to allow you to consider the difficulty and depth of study for our different courses. Level 3 is A Level/Advanced standard, Level 5 is foundation degree standard, Level 6 is university first degree standard and Level 7, post graduate degree standard.

To become a professional registered accredited counsellor with the BACP, you must hold a minimum of a Diploma in Counselling and meet the appropriate requirements. To apply for BACP accreditation you must:

  • Be a Registered Member of BACP
  • Have completed at least 450 hours of supervised practice over 3 to 6 years
  • Been supervised for at least 1.5 hours a month throughout the period of practice submitted.

What is the Purpose and Aims of the Level 5 Clinical Diploma?

Given the overwhelming psychosocial and emotional needs evidenced throughout the United Kingdom, there is a growing demand for well trained counsellors in providing supportive counselling services and in preventative mental health initiatives such as family strengthening, life skills training and social support services.

The purpose of the Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling course is to provide training for people who want to develop professional skills and certification in psychotherapeutic counselling. The emphasis of the course is on the provision of counsellor training for those people who aspire to be a Registered Accredited Clinician Practitioner.

The aims of the Diploma is to provide a coherent and progressive learning programme relevant to the needs of the counselling sector in the UK and the opportunity to access individual membership and the BACP professional register/Accreditation. It is designed to enable the student to develop as a reflective counselling practitioner with a critical understanding and awareness of the influence of socio-cultural context and power relations. The programme framework will enable students to develop and integrate theoretical knowledge, counselling skills and competencies, personal and inter-personal awareness, supervised clinical experience, and a therapeutic attitude which is sensitive to the dynamics of cultural context.

The Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling has been designed to meet the training requirements for counselling practitioners as outlined by the BACP. Learners are eligible to apply for registration and can be used to support learner’s application for individual accreditation when the necessary hours of clinical practice and personal therapy completed.

Reflect On Academy’s unique approach to teaching and learning combines rigorous academic theory with practical skills and experience. As a result, Reflect On Academy graduates are responsive to the needs of individuals and groups in a variety of counselling settings and are widely respected for their knowledge, high levels of competency and personal maturity.

Reflect On Academy counselling training organisation 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 Focus

Reflect On Academy has two primary areas of focus. We are committed to achieving excellence in educating learners and placement fieldwork engagement with the community.

Inspiring Tomorrow's Counsellors and Therapists, Reflect On Academy founded on a vision to prepare learners, whatever their background or circumstances. The College offers broad range of counselling programmes, where learners receive a unique and holistic experience, enhanced and enriched through greater choice, access and opportunities. Graduate attributes are aligned to career outcomes and the courses are relevant to the changing requirements of employers and the needs of industry and the community

Placement Fieldwork Engagement
Field work engagement in the community is a crucial aspect of the college training programmes. We are committed to working with the wider community to make the transformative effect of the college flexible mode of study accessible to more people.

To find out more about studying counselling with Reflect On Academy, contact us on 0208 660 6283 or email us.

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Course Length: 2 years 6 months part-time
Study modes: Face-to-face delivery
Units: 5 - Psychotherapeutic Approaches (Human Life Development Process, Socio-Political Dimensions (difference, ethnicity, culture, gender, class, etc.). Counselling Skills and Practice: Developing Higher Counselling Skills (Mental Health, Client Work, Therapeutic Arts). Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Counselling. Personal and Professional Development. Counselling Research & Extended Essay
Placement and therapy hours: 150 hours of learner placement and 50 hours personal therapy
Location: The Professional Counselling Course and creative expressive arts is held in Purley


The course equips graduates to work as counsellors in the public, private and community sectors providing counselling services relating to bereavement and loss, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, family and relationships. On successful completion of this course, graduates are eligible to apply for Registration on the BACP national Register.

Our Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling course is held in Purley. Reflect On Academy counsellor and creative expressive arts training 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 and South East London.

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