Counselling Courses in London

Whether you want to explore counselling as a personal interest, would like to train to become a counsellor, or are already working in the profession and are looking for CPD to develop your professional skills, there's plenty of courses to choose from at City Lit. We offer a range of part-time counselling courses, including evening classes, daytime and weekend courses.

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.

Got a question? Contact our counselling team on 020 7492 2530 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

  1. Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 14 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 3 main theoretical approaches in counselling.

    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for January 2020 has now closed. Our next certificate courses will commence in September 2020, with applications opening in April 2020.

    Please note this course is exempt from the City Lit Transfer and Refund Policy.

    The course fee is £800, plus an upfront fee of £1199 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: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,999.00

  3. Mindfulness and the person-centred approach

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carl Rogers writes of a 'way of being' in a therapeutic relationship that is healing. Mindfulness is the practice of ‘being present’ to ourselves. In this workshop we will explore the complementary nature of these ‘arts of being’.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. 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

  5. Counselling: an introduction for Deaf Students

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for deaf students only. 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: £215.00
    Concession: £183.00

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Introduction to psychodynamic counselling

    Course Date: Fri 8 May 2020
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Introduction to psychosynthesis

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Counselling as a career

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £40.00

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