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. Ways into psychology

    Ways into psychology

    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

  2. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 3 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

  3. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 3 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

  4. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: person-centred pathway

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    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

  5. Psychology of attachment

    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

  6. Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

    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

  7. Psychology of eating

    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

  8. Working with addiction

    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

  9. De-stigmatising mental health in the family

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Oct 2019
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Recovery for Infidelity/Affair

    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

  11. Working with bereavement and loss

    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

  12. Psychology of wellbeing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Psychology of wellbeing: The term “wellbeing” is a familiar one, but what do the psychologists say? This course explores definitions and concepts of wellbeing from a psychological perspective in the context of both life and work. There will be opportunity for self-reflection and application.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £88.00

  13. Developing Resilience: An ACT skills based approach

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The focus of a course is the approach to developing resilience, based on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Ultimately, the aim is to present students with a psychological skill set, which can help them to manage stress and to improve resilience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £54.00

  14. Psychology of Jung: explore your shadow

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Swiss psychiatrist CG Jung was a pioneer of the soul and a great scholar of the 20th century. We will learn about his concepts and how they can help us in a quest for self-understanding and healing.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  15. Social psychology

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Human-beings are inherently social and exist in complex interdependencies with each other. This has both psychological benefits and costs. How are we to understand these and other psychological dimensions of our social being?
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £90.00

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