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Reality Therapy Course

Reality Therapy

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Reality Therapy to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be awarded the Level 3 ABC externally validated Certificate*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Reality Therapy is a method of counselling which teaches people how to direct their own lives, make more effective choices and develop the strength to handle the stresses and problems of life. The core of Reality Therapy is the idea that regardless of what has happened in our lives, or what we have done in the past, we can choose behaviours that will help us meet our needs more effectively in the future.  From the counsellor’s point of view it is both efficient and straightforward. From the client’s point of view it is self-empowering.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • The History and Background of Reality Therapy
      • The Process of Reality Therapy


  • Lesson Two
    • Exploring your Awareness
      • Instructions for Exercises
      • Fundamental Exercises in Reality Exploration


  • Lesson Three
    • Awareness and Relationships
      • Fundamental Exercises in Reality Exploration (Continued)
      • The Reality of Communication with Others


  • Lesson Four
    • Communication
      • Exercises in the Communication of Reality


  • Lesson Five
    • How our Tools can be Misused
      • Judgement
      • Helping
      • Shoulds
      • Explaining


  • Lesson Six
    • Leading a Therapy Session (1)
      • Experiential Exercise: “Journey to the Inner Sanctum”
      • Working in Pairs


  • Lesson Seven
    • Leading a Therapy Session (2)
      • Working in Pairs (Continued)
      • Working with Couples


  • Lesson Eight
    • Leading a Therapy Session (3)
      • Exercises for Couples
      • Working with Groups
      • The Application of Group Therapy
      • Intervention


  • Lesson Nine
    • Creative Experimentation / Additional Therapeutic Elements
      • Initial Address to Reality Group Members
      • Reality Group Member Introductions
      • Additional Therapeutic Elements
      • ‘Left-Right’ Drawing


  • Lesson Ten
    • Additional Therapeutic Elements (Continued)
      • Body Movement Exercise
      • Music Exercise
      • Breathing into your Body Exercise
      • Centring Exercise
      • Grounding Exercise
      • Tensing Exercise
      • Cocoon Exercise
      • Separation and Connection Exercise
      • Sound Dialogue Exercise
      • Reality is your Guru
      • The Path of Reality

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 8 monthly instalments of £25
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £270 £250 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

*ABC registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.

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