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.

Find out more about 'Counselling: an introduction', 'Certificate in counselling skills' and 'Diploma in therapeutic counselling: person-centred and integrative pathways' starting in September 2018.

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. Forensic psychology

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  2. Introduction to psychodynamic counselling

    Course Date: Sat 28 Apr 2018
    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Ways into working with couples

    Course Date: Tue 1 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is it that brings two people together, keeps them together or splits them asunder? Learn about the principles and practice of working with couples. Aimed at professionals with experience of working therapeutically. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees. It is not aimed at people seeking help for the specific course subjects.

    Download an application form below to apply.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  4. Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 14 May 2018 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Please note that applications for the next level 3 Certificate in counselling skills starting in January 2019 will open at the beginning of October 2018.

    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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Women and mental health: perinatal mental health awareness and support

    Course Date: Wed 16 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore different perinatal mental health needs, including pre and post natal depression and anxiety, OCD and psychosis. Discussion of how we can act to reduce stigma surrounding perinatal mental ill health and encourage timely support.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £47.00

  6. An introduction to the unconscious

    Course Date: Fri 18 May 2018
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Introduction to systemic family constellations

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    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

  8. De-stigmatising mental health in the family

    Course Date: Sun 27 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    One in four people will suffer from a diagnosed mental health problem over the course of their life. We'll dispel some of the myths around mental health and ‘mental illness’ and explore what emotional wellbeing really means for individuals and families.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Personality psychology: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 29 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  10. Introduction to psychosynthesis

    Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018
    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

  11. Introduction to therapeutic writing

    Course Date: Sun 10 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Poetry therapy' is the intentional use of poetry and other forms of literature for healing and personal growth. Learn how to introduce therapeutic writing into your work, to help people improve their health and wellbeing.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £80.00

  12. Mental health and ethnicity

    Course Date: Sun 10 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Several recent studies have highlighted the differences in how mental ill-health affects different communities and in how services respond. Sometimes cultural factors can play a part in how we react to stress and ill-health and this course will explore some of these issues.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Counselling as a career

    Course Date: Sat 23 Jun 2018
    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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Psychology and counselling

    Course Date: Sat 23 Jun 2018
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Setting up a private counselling practice

    Course Date: Sat 7 Jul 2018
    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

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