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. Interested in applying? Come along to our Counselling open day for more information.

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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Women and mental health: eating disorders

    Course Date: Tue 19 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the signs and symptoms of eating disorders amongst women, some of the risk factors and the various types of eating disorder. The course also covers how to support women with eating disorders and key agencies and groups that provide care and treatments.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £33.00

  8. Working with domestic violence

    Course Date: Tue 19 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course covers working with survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse. We'll explore themes such as co-dependency, anger management, risk assessment and the appropriateness of couple counselling. Suitable for counsellors, trainees and other helping professionals. 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

  9. Introduction to Jung - Carl Jung

    Introduction to Jung

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is Jungian therapy really about? How has it developed since the days of Freud and Jung? Delve into the work of the founder of analytical psychology during a day of theory, discussion and activities.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Autism awareness

    Course Date: Sun 10 Mar 2019
    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

  11. Focusing: accessing your inner knowing

    Course Date: Sun 10 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing is a powerful process of inner knowing and transformation devised by Eugene Gendlin, a colleague of Carl Rogers. Explore how it can help access intuitive gut knowing. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Women and mental health: self-harm

    Course Date: Tue 2 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore what self harm is and why women self harm. The course will look at how to support someone who is self harming and what options there are for ongoing support.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £33.00

  13. An introduction to the unconscious

    An introduction to the unconscious

    Course Date: Fri 5 Apr 2019
    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

  14. Working with two chairs

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use this technique derived from Gestalt therapy to help your clients explore inner conflicts and let go of haunting issues from the past. Experience the power of this two chair technique by trying it out for yourself.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Counselling: an introduction

    Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019 (and 9 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 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: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

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