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. Counselling introduction: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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. Introduction to DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Please be advised there will be no class on Sunday 9th February.

    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

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

    Acceptance and commitment therapy for healthcare professionals

    Course Date: Thu 13 Feb 2020
    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

  4. Working with Domestic Abuse

    Course Date: Tue 18 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course covers working with survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse, together with an exploration of whether couples counselling may ever be appropriate in situations of domestic abuse. We'll explore themes such as power and control, typology of perpetrators, affect regulation, risk assessments, safety and ethical considerations. We will also consider legal remedies available for survivors of abuse. 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Let’s Talk Race (Black Female Forum)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Let’s Talk Race forums are therapeutic groups creating safe spaces to explore personal experiences linked to race.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  6. Working with two chairs

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    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

  7. Let’s Talk Race (White Female Forum)

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Let’s Talk Race forums are therapeutic groups creating safe spaces to explore personal experiences linked to race.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  8. Psychology of Resilience

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A brief introduction to the increasingly relevant topic of Resilience, in both life and the work. Much is heard about resilience and the ability to “bounce back”, but what do the Psychologists say about the subject?
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £54.00

  9. Psychology of Organisational Change: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed for those engaged in or interested in the subject of organisational change. The course is an introduction and will draw on theories of change, practical application examples and insights from positive psychology.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £54.00

  10. Psychology of dreaming

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    “The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the psyche”. Dreams are psychological and cultural constructs. To interpret our dreams is to intepret our world.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. Focusing: accessing your inner knowing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    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. Introduction to Jung - Carl Jung

    Introduction to Jung

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    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

  13. An introduction to the unconscious

    An introduction to the unconscious

    Course Date: Fri 3 Apr 2020
    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 Eating Disorders and Self-Harm in Private Practice

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists already in private practice or planning to set up a practice in order to help practitioners identify clients who may be at risk and to develop specialist skills and knowledge. The course will cover theoretical and medical approaches to understanding possible causes and methods of treatment for these problems as well as providing an integrative structure for working safely and effectively with eating disorders and self-harm in private practice. Students will also learn to distinguish between clients at serious risk who need to be referred on for care with a specialist multidisciplinary team and those who can benefit from individual or group work in private practice.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £108.00

  15. The role of attachment in counselling

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    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

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