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.

Thinking about a career in counselling? Read a Q&A with City Lit tutor Delrose Bowes.

Contact our counselling team on 020 7492 2530 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

Psychology & counselling highlights

Counselling

Counselling

Psychology

Psychology

Professional development

Professional development

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  1. Introduction to Gestalt counselling

    Course Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018
    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

  2. Introduction to systemic family constellations

    Course Date: Sat 1 Dec 2018
    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

  3. Introduction to unconscious bias

    Course Date: Fri 7 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    “We all see only that which we are trained to see.” Robert Anton Wilson.

    We will explore how unconscious bias works in our personal lives and as therapists and begin to unveil these beliefs.

    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £81.00

  4. Counselling as a career

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    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

  5. Psychology of leadership

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for leaders or those with an interest in leadership, its theories and practices. As well as psychological theory there will be opportunities for self-awareness, reflection and personal development.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £122.00

  6. Counselling: an introduction

    Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 18 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.

    This course is exempt from our usual refund and transfer policy, therefore if you change your mind and would like a refund you must request this at least 3 week before the course is due to start. We charge an admin fee of 20% (minimum £10) per refund processed. We will not give you a refund for this course if we receive your request less than 3 weeks before the course starts or once the course has started.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for PC310 is now closed.

    The course fee is £800, plus an upfront fee of £1099 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 other financial support available. 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: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,899.00
    Concession: £1,899.00

  8. Mindfulness and the person-centred approach

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carl Rogers writes of a 'way of being' in a therapeutic relationship that is healing. Mindfulness is the practice of ‘being present’ to ourselves. In this workshop we will explore the complementary nature of these ‘arts of being’.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Counselling introduction: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019 (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. Further explore the person-centred approach and examine issues of ethics, good practice, diversity and difference. 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.

    This course is exempt from our usual refund and transfer policy, therefore if you change your mind and would like a refund you must request this at least 3 week before the course is due to start. We charge an admin fee of 20% (minimum £10) per refund processed. We will not give you a refund for this course if we receive your request less than 3 weeks before the course starts or once the course has started.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. CBT for therapists and counsellors

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
    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 - please note this is not meant as a

    substitute for personal therapy and is not suitable for those who are not trainee or practising psychological counsellors or therapists.



    *There will be no class on Thursday 21st February 2019. This course is aimed at counsellors and therapists.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Introduction to DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy)

    Course Date: Sun 3 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experiential introduction to the 4 modules of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. Emotion regulation through DBT: a talking therapy with a proven track record in promoting well-being. This skills-based treatment offers a lively and engaging environment in which to learn both personally and professionally.

    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £122.00

  12. Psychology of dreaming

    Course Date: Tue 12 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    "The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the psyche" (C G Jung). Whether we remember them, or not, dreams play a vital role in our lives. They show us what we are and where we are, and often urge us to become what we could be. An interest in dreams is both healthy and wise.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) - Steven Hayes

    Acceptance and commitment therapy for healthcare professionals

    Course Date: Thu 14 Feb 2019
    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

  14. The role of attachment in counselling

    Course Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Early relationships play a key role in how we relate to others for the rest of our lives. Discover how attachment theory helps us to understand individual patterns of relating for client and counsellor and the impact on the counselling relationship . This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees. It is not aimed at people seeking help for the specific course subjects.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Group facilitation

    Course Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019 (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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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