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. Assessment in counselling

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    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

  2. Autism awareness

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Much autism is unidentified or misdiagnosed. When this occurs autistic clients can be thought of as stuck, resistant or challenging rather than simply autistic. Understanding autism can enable you to better understand

    such people and help them navigate a path to success.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. CBT skills in practice

    Course Date: Sun 17 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working in twos and threes, you'll have the chance to practise skills such as cognitive re-structuring, guided discovery and planning behavioural experiments. The course is aimed at those with prior knowledge and experience of CBT. Please contact us on 020 7492 2530 for authorisation to enrol - you need to have completed 'CBT for person-centred counsellors' (PT548).
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for September 2017 is now closed.

    Do you want to develop counselling skills for paid or voluntary work? 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: Wed 13 Sep 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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 8 Sep 2017 (and 11 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: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  7. De-stigmatising mental health in the family

    Course Date: Sun 8 Oct 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. We'll dispel some of the myths around mental health and explore what emotional wellbeing really means for individuals and families.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway

    Course Date: Wed 13 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for September 2017 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 to be eligible to apply.

    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

  9. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: person centred pathway

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 to be eligible to apply. The application process for September 2017 is now closed.

    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

  10. Group facilitation

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to lead groups and develop your facilitation skills through an exploration of group roles, hidden dynamics, facilitator styles, methods of intervention and stages of group development. This course is both 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

  11. Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

    Course Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the basics of CBT? This popular, evidence-based therapy improves how you feel by changing how you think and what you do. Explore the topic to help clients or for personal development.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Introduction to emotion-focused therapy (EFT)

    Course Date: Sun 19 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the key concepts and skills of emotion-focused therapy, a humanistic approach which uses emotional experience as an agent of change to help clients develop emotional intelligence.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  13. Introduction to Gestalt counselling

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Lose your head and come to your senses', recommended Fritz Perls, founder of the Gestalt approach. The emphasis is on being fully present in the here and now using role play, movement, body awareness and more.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Introduction to systemic family constellations

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experiential introduction to this profoundly healing way of revealing hidden dynamics in family and other systems, and for resolving the personal issues that lie behind them. Please read the full course outline before enrolling. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £80.00

  15. Mental health and ethnicity

    Course Date: Sun 10 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Several recent studies have highlighted the differences in how mental ill health effects different communities. Sometimes cultural factors can play a part in how we react to mental illness and this course will explore some of these issues.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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