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.

Psychology & counselling highlights

Counselling

Counselling

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Psychology

Professional development

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  1. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for PC300 is now closed.

    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 the Student Loans Company 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

  2. Psychology of attachment

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    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

  3. Psychology of eating

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    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: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Working with addiction

    Course Date: Sun 30 Sep 2018
    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

  5. De-stigmatising mental health in the family

    Course Date: Sun 7 Oct 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

  6. Recovery for Infidelity/Affair

    Course Date: Sat 13 Oct 2018
    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

  7. Working with bereavement and loss

    Course Date: Fri 19 Oct 2018
    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

  8. Social psychology

    Course Date: Thu 1 Nov 2018
    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

  9. Using art in therapy

    Course Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Some experiences are beyond words. Using expressive arts, learn how to help your clients explore and process difficult emotions and experiences through drama, music, movement, poetry, art and masks.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Psychology of wellbeing

    Course Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  11. Psychology of leadership

    Course Date: Tue 6 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for leaders or those with an interest in leadership, its theories and practices. As well as psychological theory there will be opportunities for self-awareness, reflection and personal development.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £122.00

  12. Mental health and ethnicity

    Course Date: Sun 11 Nov 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. Introduction to Gestalt counselling

    Course Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Lose your head and come to your senses', recommended Fritz Perls, founder of the Gestalt approach. The emphasis is on being fully present in the here and now using role play, movement, body awareness and more.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Working with anger

    Working with anger

    Course Date: Fri 30 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Anger as a core feeling seeks to communicate and is not something to be aimlessly expressed or hidden. Understand it better and help your clients give a clear and coherent voice to their anger. Suitable for therapists, helping professionals and trainees. 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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  15. Introduction to systemic family constellations

    Course Date: Sat 1 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experiential introduction to this profoundly healing way of revealing hidden dynamics in family and other systems, and for resolving the 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

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