Psychology & Counselling Courses in London

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.

Please note: applications for our Certificate in Counselling Skills (level 3) and Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative or person-centred pathways (level 4) will open on Monday 1 April 2019.

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.

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  1. Setting up a private counselling practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Wondering if this is the way forward? Explore the practical, emotional, financial, legal and ethical aspects of private practice and increase your knowledge and confidence. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Self-care: an introduction to the Jungian concept of soul

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is especially for counsellors, or those in training. Those interested in development work are strongly encouraged to join.

    Through looking at Jungian Psychology, we will look at the ‘Soul’ and you'll be invited to explore what this may mean for you, how to help make you be more aware of its presence and how this could be more integrated into your everyday life.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £47.00

  3. A case about men: discover your anima

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is especially for male counsellors, or those in training. Men interested in development work are strongly encouraged to join.

    We will consider the concept of the anima as defined by Jungian Psychology and you'll be invited to explore aspects of your own anima, how to help make you be more conscious of it and how this could be more integrated into your everyday life.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £95.00

  4. Ways into psychology

    Ways into psychology

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What motivates us? What is normal and who says so? What is intelligence? What is the unconscious? Discover psychology by exploring some of its major theories and applications. No prior knowledge required.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £90.00

  5. Counselling as a career

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for PC300 starting in September 2019 has now closed. We are not accepting anymore applications.

    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 £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 Student Finance England (SFE) 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

  7. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for this course has closed. We are not accepting anymore applications. This two-year course qualifies you to practise as a counsellor.

    The course fee is £2800, plus an upfront fee of £1599 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 Student Finance England (SFE) 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: £4,399.00
    Senior fee: £4,399.00
    Concession: £4,399.00

  8. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: person-centred pathway

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for this course has closed. We are not accepting anymore applications.

    This two-year course qualifies you to practise as a counsellor.

    The course fee is £2800, plus an upfront fee of £1599 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 Student Finance England (SFE) 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: £4,399.00
    Senior fee: £4,399.00
    Concession: £4,399.00

  9. Psychology of attachment

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Romantic and professional relationships: discover your style of attachment and learn how it can influence you in love and work relationships.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £90.00

  10. Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Psychology of eating

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Food and how we approach it is vital to healthy living. Explore your own eating patterns and understand the biological, psychological and social factors which interact with this essential human need.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £88.00

  12. Working with addiction

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How do you work with clients who have alcohol or substance misuse problems? You will be encouraged to draw on your existing skills and experiences to learn new ways of working with addiction such as 'motivational interviewing'. 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: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Counselling: an introduction for Deaf Students

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 4 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for deaf students only. 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 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: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £183.00

  14. Recovery for Infidelity/Affair

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unfaithfulness in a marriage/committed relationship puts a considerable strain on the individuals involved. The course is tailored for therapists that want to strengthen their professional development and gain insight into the chaos infidelity causes.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  15. Working with bereavement and loss

    New
    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We'll use the theories of Bowlby, Winnicott and Klein to explore your reactions to bereavement and loss, and increase your ability to help others work through their reactions. 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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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