Reflect-On Counselling Counselling, Courses, Supervision & Training for Purley, Croydon & South East London

Professional Diploma Counselling Courses in Purley, Croydon, Caterham, Coulsdon, Wallington, Redhill and South London

Counselling Training . Therapeutic Artsx

Currently accepting applications for the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling and Therapeutic Expressive Arts - September 2022 start date

Do you want to take the next step and study something you’re really passionate about? We have places available on our Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5.

With mental health problems, an ever-present issue for an unfortunately large proportion of the population, Counselling is as important a profession as any. If you're convinced that Reflect On Academy Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Diploma is right for you, check out our seven reasons to study with us.

Seven Key Reasons Why You Should Study the Psychotherapeutic Diploma With Reflect On Academy

  • The opportunity to make a real difference in your life and the lives of others
  • Can give you a better understanding of the people around you
  • Can improves your employability
  • The course can help you in your future career
  • It can help you better understand yourself
  • Can help you become a better communicator
  • Give you greater insight into mental illness.

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5

Reflect On Academy provides the Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5 in Purley, Croydon South East London. The diploma provides a focused psychotherapeutic training that challenges and contributes to a wide range of understandings of the therapeutic encounter. The psychotherapeutic counselling diploma 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.

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.

At Reflect On Academy, we are committed to helping every one of our learners thrive. From one-on-one mentorship to individualised career advice, you’ll find support every step of the way. When you graduate, you will have the confidence you need to succeed in whatever you do, whether that means pursuing further education, teaching or establishing a professional private practice.

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. For more information, please contact us on 0208 660 6283 or email or

*The Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care, which is an independent body accountable to Parliament.


The programme offers you two different ways to achieve your diploma in counselling. Classroom-based face-to-face sessions designed to be completed in three years and consists of two Saturdays a month or weekday in-class ( Wednesday) evenings and one Saturday a month attendance. Speak with an advisor to see which programme works best for you. There is no online learning for this programme. Teaching methods include case studies and experiential practice, in addition to traditional teaching and learning methods.

Additional information

Clinical Placement
You are expected to work throughout the course with your own clients (normally three adult clients on a minimum basis of once a week. You must complete a minimum of 150 hours of supervised clinical practice during the course to qualify for the diploma. This will count towards the total of 450 hours needed for BACP membership.

Every student is expected to undertake individual counselling with an approved counsellor throughout the duration of the course.
The course contains two strands of further training and development as part of the integrative perspective: the psychodynamic and the experiential/humanistic. The course explores the tensions and convergences between these in different ways.


  • Psychological Approaches: Humanistic: Person Centred, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Human Life Cycle Development
  • Counselling Skills Practise and Mental Health
  • Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Counselling
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Counselling Research (independent Project) and Extended Essay

Effective In-Class Learning

The Diploma in counselling programme utilises a cohort learning structure, which means that you complete all your courses in a classroom setting with the same group of learners, in a sort of built-in support group. Reflect On Academy clinical practitioners are deeply committed to developing your theoretical knowledge and clinical skills. They will walk you through the Diploma programme then help you network with local professionals to further your success once you graduate.

Where Can The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Take You?

The Diploma prepares graduates to pursue registration as Registered Counsellor (R.C.) offered by the BACP based on appropriate registration, to enter practice as a counsellor or therapist. Programme graduates often go on to rewarding careers in youth and family treatment agencies, private practices, employee assistance programs, school systems, health care and substance abuse facilities and many other settings.

Get Started Today!

If you have an Advanced Level 3 Certificate in counselling theory and skills or equivalent and a desire to make a difference in others’ lives as a therapist or counsellor contact Reflect On Academy to learn more about the Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling programme.Ready to Apply? Please email or call 0208 660 6283.

Reflect On Academy recognises the needs for those wishing to become professional counsellors and provides learners with an award that learners can use for employment and/or further study.

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling start date: 10 September 2022. The course fee for 2022 - 2023 : On request. Concession can be offered where applicable (for example, those on low wage etc.). We offer flexible monthly payment on all our courses. Payments by monthly standing order only. For more information on our other counselling courses click here

If you would you like to develop your skills to become a Professional Counsellor, consider taking either our Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Counselling or our Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. For information on Counselling Courses click here.

If you are ready to learn a range of new skills why not contact Reflect-On Academy on
Tel: 0208 660 6283/0778 717 2968
For information on Counselling Courses click here.


Reflect On college is in South London. It is 8 minutes walk from Purley station, 10 minutes drive from Sanderstead station, 5 minutes drive from Kenley station and within easy reach of Caterham, Warlingham, Croydon, Coulsdon, Norbury, Norwood, Thornton Heath, Selsdon, Selhurst, Crystal Palace, and Streatham, Wallington, Bromley, Mitcham, Sutton, Merstham, Reigate, and Redhill. Easy access from both Victoria and London Bridge rail stations.

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