Psychology & counselling

We have a long-standing experience in offering a wide range of psychology, personal development and counselling courses. Courses range from introductory to professional levels of training and our experienced tutors are committed to personal and professional development themselves. Every year we introduce new courses, ensuring that there’s always something different to try.

Contact our wellbeing team on 020 7492 2622 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

Psychology & counselling highlights

Counselling

Counselling

Psychology

Psychology

Professional development

Professional development

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  1. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

    Course Date: Thu 16 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has two major goals: acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. Explore this mindfulness based approach through practice, theory and discussion in relation to personal and professional issues. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. An introduction to the unconscious

    Course Date: Fri 28 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the history and theory of the unconscious, and develop an awareness of your own unconscious through dreams, self reflection, free association and mindfulness in a safe, confidential space.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Assessment in counselling

    Course Date: Sat 3 Dec 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Counselling can be helpful, harmful or inappropriate. How do we know which clients need, want and can use counselling and whether we have the skills to help? Learn about the crucial first step of counselling assessment. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. Autism awareness

    Course Date: Sat 3 Dec 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Much autism, especially at the 'invisible' end of the spectrum, is unidentified or misdiagnosed. Clients with autism are sometimes considered stuck, resistant or challenging. Understanding autism can enable you to better understand these clients and help them navigate a path to success.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Boundaries, holding and containment

    Course Date: Sun 5 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Boundaries, holding and containment are often seen as the essential foundations for growth in therapy but they are not always easy to manage. We will explore these concepts both in life and in the therapeutic context through case studies, theory and personal experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. CBT for therapists and counsellors

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your knowledge and understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy and learn some basic skills to help you decide for yourself whether you want to make use of it in your own practice. Please note this course is exempt from our standard refund policy. This course is aimed at counsellors and therapists.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  7. Certificate in Counselling skills

    Course Date: Sat 14 Jan 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your career or progress to further study with a qualification in counselling. Explore theory, practice, ethics and personal awareness. Ideal for professionals seeking to develop their skills in this area.

    The course fee is £800, plus an upfront fee of £699 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on instalment plans to spread the cost or bursaries. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Psychology, counselling and personal development on 020 7492 2530.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

  8. Counselling as a career

    Course Date: Sat 10 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Thinking of becoming a counsellor? Wondering about gaining a counselling qualification? In this short workshop, you will find out about training and jobs in this field and gain a clearer idea of whether counselling training is for you.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  9. Counselling introduction: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 4 Jan 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Extend your use of counselling skills and personal development in this highly experiential course. You will need to have completed a 30-hour counselling introduction (with a minimum of 70% attendance) within the last three years. Prior to enrolling, contact the department on 0207 492 2530 for authorisation. Please note this course is exempt from our standard refund policy.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 6 Jan 2017 (and 17 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your personal skills and take your first step in counselling training. Courses are mainly experiential, underpinned by the theory of the person centred approach (PCA). Other models are also covered for comparison. Bring an open mind and be prepared to share with and learn from others. You will need to speak English fluently. Please note that students who do not attend at least one of the first two sessions will forfeit their place and lose their fee, and that this course is exempt from our standard refund policy. Please read the full course outline below before you enrol.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  11. Cross cultural psychology

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how cultural influences shape personal and social identities, behaviours, beliefs and mental health. Examine the role of cultural diversity in our work. Open to all - counsellors, professional helpers and educators will find this useful.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  12. Developing group facilitation

    Course Date: Sat 25 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Further increase your skills, abilities and confidence when facilitating groups by attending this exciting new 4-week intensive course. Each week the course will address a different topic area, aiming to develop knowledge, enhance skills and expertise.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway

    Course Date: Mon 12 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Application process for September 2016 is now CLOSED.



    This two-year course qualifies you to practise as a counsellor. You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course within the last three years. Dates shown in this course guide refer only to the current academic year. This year the diploma course will take place on Mondays, with occasional weekend dates.

    The course fee is £2800, plus an upfront fee of £1199 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on instalment plans to spread the cost or bursaries. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Psychology, counselling and personal development on 020 7492 2530.
    Full fee: £3,999.00
    Senior fee: £3,999.00
    Concession: £3,999.00

  14. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: person-centred pathway

    Course Date: Tue 13 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We are accepting late applications until Thursday 1st September 2016 for PC308 - Person-centred pathway. Please email counsellinglevel4@citylit.ac.uk to receive an application form.

    Subject to shortlisting, interviews will held week commencing Monday 5th September September 2016.



    This two-year course qualifies you to practise as a counsellor. You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course within the last three years. Dates shown in this course guide refer only to the current academic year. This year the diploma course will take place on Tuesdays, with occasional weekend dates.

    The course fee is £2800, plus an upfront fee of £1199 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on instalment plans to spread the cost or bursaries. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Psychology, counselling and personal development on 020 7492 2530.
    Full fee: £3,999.00
    Senior fee: £3,999.00
    Concession: £3,999.00

  15. Facilitating therapeutic groups

    Course Date: Fri 28 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use yourself to facilitate the development of collaborative relationships, mobilise the group process and help individual group members to benefit from the group. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £391.00
    Concession: £245.00

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