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. 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.

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

  1. 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

  2. Counselling introduction: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019 (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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  3. 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

  4. Counselling: an introduction

    Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 15 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Introduction to psychodynamic counselling

    Course Date: Fri 10 May 2019
    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

  6. Introduction to psychosynthesis

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Counselling as a career

    Course Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for PC300 will open on Monday 1st April 2019. 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

  9. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for PC311 will open on Monday 1st April. You will need to have completed a face-to-face level 3 certificate in counselling skills course (minimum 145GLH) within the last three years to be eligible to apply.

    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

  10. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: person-centred pathway

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for PC308 will open on Monday 1st April. You will need to have completed a face-to-face level 3 certificate in counselling skills course (minimum 145GLH) within the last three years to be eligible to apply.

    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

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add to your waiting list