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We are now accepting applications for our BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling for September 2024. Find out more.

As a leading training organisation, we inspire tomorrow's counsellors with courses in psychotherapeutic counselling, clinical supervision, couples therapy, therapeutic expressive arts, and advanced psychotherapy.

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About Us

Reflect On Academy is a counselling and psychotherapy training institution offering flexible learning options, professional development programmes, and practical skills training. Our experienced faculty provides real-world insights, mentorship, and a supportive learning environment. The academy provides personalised guidance, a passionate student community, and a forward-looking approach to equip professionals with the necessary skills for a fulfilling career. Our vibrant and diverse learning community enriches the educational experience and prepares students for a multicultural world.

Our courses were developed from the ground up using cutting-edge counselling philosophy and research with teaching by highly experienced psychotherapists and counsellors. Reflect On Academy contributes significantly to fulfilling our vision by empowering our learners to grow themselves and positively impact the lives of others. We play a critical role within our communities and society at large.

We are dedicated to training and developing knowledgeable, skilled, and ethical practitioners by providing high-quality educational programmes and qualifications.

Undergo an empowering process to gain greater control of your life; increase your ability to effect change and positively impact society. Be part of our student-focused environment today.

Reflect On courses are based in Purley within easy reach from Croydon, Caterham, Coulsdon, Norbury, Sutton, East Surrey and South East London.

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Counselling Training

Reflect On Academy offers a broad range of counselling training courses that meet the stringent requirement for professional registration and accreditation with BACP: 450hrs of direct teaching,150 hrs of supervised practice and 35hrs of clinical supervision.

Training as a counsellor involves a combination of theoretical study and practical experience. A degree is not required to become a counsellor. Employment for counsellors qualified with a professional Diploma is steadily rising with the need for experienced mental health professionals.

Our courses are known for a unique blend of rigorous theory, applied skills and practicum Our range of qualifications meets best practice standards of quality and excellence. Moreover, our learner-centred educational philosophy emphasises an intimate and interactive learning environment facilitated by our leading practitioners and expert educators.

Our Counselling Courses

Reflect On Academy offers various counsellor training programmes below. Before enrolling in any of our counselling courses, you must complete our Certificate in Counselling Level 3.

Accreditation of Prior Learning Three years are necessary to complete all course requirements. Therefore, APL does not accept students after the course has begun. If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please contact the Admin Team.

Certificate in Counselling and Creative Therapeutic Expressive Arts Level 3 or equivalent

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5

Applied Creative Expressive Therapeutic Arts Therapy for Children, Young People & Adults Level 7

Post Qualification Couple Counselling: An Integrative Perspective Level 7

Post Qualification in Clinical Counselling Supervision Level 7

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy (1 year top-up)

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Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy Counselling

The Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling is a Level 5 Professional Clinical Training Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Our course equips students with knowledge of mental health problems, their origins, and how to help recovery.

Students learn about psychological therapies, including humanistic person-centred, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural approaches, as well as creative and expressive therapeutic arts. Students undertake supervised practice during the placements for which they apply during the course. Students gain knowledge and experience in assessing mental health issues, deciding what interventions might be helpful, and learning more about different types of therapies. In addition, experiential personal development occurs in experiential groups and individual therapy. 

At the heart of the Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma is a multidisciplinary and personalised experience. A collaborative environment is encouraged between tutors and learners so that you can make decisions about your learning path. As a graduate of Reflect On Academy, you’re at the centre of a student-focused environment that nurtures innovation, critical thinking and creativity.

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Counselling Courses

  • Certificate in Counselling & Therapeutic Expressive Arts
  • Psychotherapeutic Diploma 3-year course
  • Higher Diploma in Creative Expressive Therapeutic Arts
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy (1 year top-up)
  • Supervision Diploma
  • Couples Diploma

For more information on these courses please contact Reflect On Academy.

For information on the fees related to these courses please see our 'Fees & Requirements' page.

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Advanced Certificate

The Advanced Certificate is an excellent and valuable part-time course for anyone working or volunteering in the helping or caring professions. It is also a pre-requisite for people wanting to go on to the Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Students undertake no clinical practice in the Counselling Certificate year.


The course provides students with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills as competent counsellors and supervisors. Students develop appropriate practical skills to become more effective and informed counselling supervisors. The course structure is based on the criteria stipulated by BACP for supervisor accreditation. Learners will be expected to develop a sense of personal accountability by taking responsibility for their own learning and participating in the learning of other course members.

Higher Diploma in Creative Expressive Therapeutic Arts

The course explores the significance of arts marking and symbolic expression for helping people heal. It helps people engage in creative activity and promote physical, emotional, cognitive, and social integration. You will learn how to develop relational skills and therapeutic presence that will help people explore their inner lives through the arts and the process of making art.


It is open to counsellors and psychotherapists who want to develop rigorous knowledge and specialist skills in working with couples. The course uses an integrative approach that is grounded in evidence-based models and contemporary practice. It equips students to respond flexibly to couples’ needs.


The course allows graduates of the 3-year diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling to further develop their training as part of the requirements to be able to practice as psychotherapists in a range of public, private, and voluntary sector contexts. The Advanced Diploma aims to enable students to work with the depth and complexity needed to achieve the status of BACP accredited psychotherapist.

Graduate experience

"Reflect-On Academy has been the most wonderful experience for me. I’ve been fully supported and encouraged throughout studying for my Advanced certificate in counselling and expressive arts and Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5). Both courses fitted in perfectly with my full time work and since becoming qualified I have found new employment related to the industry and set up a private practice. I cannot thank Jenny and her team enough for the life changing opportunity they have given me and would thoroughly recommend studying at Reflect-On"

JH -June 2023

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