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 for healthcare professionals

    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. 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

  4. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Wed 14 Sep 2016 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for PC300 starting in September 2017 will open on Monday 3rd April 2017. Once the process is open, please request an application pack from counsellinglevel3@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course includes occasional weekend sessions (approximately once per term) which you will be required to join.

    In order to apply for this course, please ensure that:

    • you have (or will have) completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours, with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)

    OR

    • you have completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours with an attendance record of at least 70% AND you have completed a ‘Counselling introduction: advanced’ course (or equivalent) with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)

    • you are able to speak and write fluently in English (level 2/GCSE).

    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

  5. 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 more about the career paths and whether counselling training is for you.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  6. Counselling introduction: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 22 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Extend your use of counselling skills and personal development in this highly experiential course. Further explore the person-centred approach and examine issues of ethics, good practice, diversity and difference.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  7. Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 28 Apr 2017 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your personal skills, learn more about yourself and take your first step in counselling training on this primarily experiential course, underpinned by the theory of the person centred approach. Please note that students who do not attend at least one of the first two sessions will forfeit their place and lose their fee. This course is exempt from our standard refund policy.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  8. 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

  9. De-stigmatising mental health in the family

    Course Date: Sun 21 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    One in four people will suffer from a mental health illness over the course of their life. This course will dispel some of the myths around mental health and explore what emotional well-being really means for individuals and families.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway

    Course Date: Mon 12 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for our Integrative Diploma starting in September 2017 will open on Monday 3rd April 2017. Once the process is open, please request an application pack from counsellinglevel4@citylit.ac.uk.

    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

  11. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: person-centred pathway

    Course Date: Tue 13 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for our Person-Centred Diploma starting in September 2017 will open on Monday 3rd April 2017. Once the process is open, please request an application pack from counsellinglevel4@citylit.ac.uk.

    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

  12. 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

  13. Focusing: accessing your inner knowing

    Course Date: Sun 12 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing is a powerful process of inner knowing and transformation devised by Eugene Gendlin, a colleague of Carl Rogers. Explore how it can help access intuitive gut knowing. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Forensic psychology

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    What makes someone commit a crime? Are crimes committed only by the ‘criminal’ few or the many? Is the Justice System really effective? These are some of the questions addressed in Forensic Psychology.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £90.00

  15. Group facilitation

    Course Date: Sun 14 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills in leading groups through this exploration of facilitator styles, group roles, interventions, stages of group development and hidden dynamics. Experiential and theory based. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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