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. 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

  2. Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Wed 13 Sep 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for this course is now 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

  3. 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

  4. Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017 (and 4 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 this course is now 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 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

  7. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: person centred pathway

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for this course is now 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 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

  8. 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

  9. Group facilitation

    Course Date: Sun 14 May 2017
    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

  10. Introduction to psychodynamic counselling

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will take you from Freud through to the present day, demonstrating a more relational experience for the client. Examine the unconscious, the presenting past and issues in early development.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Introduction to psychosynthesis

    Course Date: Sun 21 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experiential exploration of psychosynthesis using theoretical input, creative exercises and group sharing. The emphasis of the class is on creating a safe environment to explore personal material in depth.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Introduction to systemic family constellations

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experiential introduction to this profoundly healing method of revealing hidden dynamics in family and other systems and resolving 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

  13. Introduction to transactional analysis

    Course Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the key concepts of Eric Berne's theory of personality development. Gain insight into his method of analysis, which aims to increase individual autonomy, spontaneity and intimacy in relationships.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Personality psychology: an introduction

    Personality psychology: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 30 May 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Is personality fixed or does it change? Can one really have a split personality? Despite personality being such a central idea in psychology, what makes each of us unique is still puzzling and open to question. Come and explore possible answers.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £90.00

  15. Psychology and counselling

    Course Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the connection between these related but different disciplines. This bird's eye view of how psychological theories underpin counselling practice will cover humanistic, cognitive behavioural and psychoanalytic approaches. What do psychologists think about the effectiveness of counselling?
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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