Counselling

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.

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.

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

  1. Counselling as a career

    Course Date: Wed 27 Jun 2018 (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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £27.00

  2. Self care: an introduction to the Jungian concept of soul

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is especially for counsellors, or those in training. Those interested in development work are strongly encouraged to join.

    Through looking at Jungian psychology, we will look at the ‘Soul’ and you'll be invited to explore what this may mean for you, how to help make you be more aware of its presence and how this could be more integrated into your everyday life.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £47.00

  3. A case about men: discover your anima

    Course Date: Fri 10 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is especially for male counsellors, or those in training. Men interested in development work are strongly encouraged to join. We will consider the concept of the anima as defined by Jungian psychology and you'll be invited to explore aspects of your own anima, how to help make you be more conscious of it and how this could be more integrated into your everyday life.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £95.00

  4. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: Integrative pathway

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The application process for PC314 is now closed.

    This two-year course qualifies you to practise as a counsellor. You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course within the last three years to be eligible to apply.

    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 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: £4,399.00
    Senior fee: £4,399.00
    Concession: £4,399.00

  5. Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 16 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.

    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

  6. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: Person-centred

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This two-year course qualifies you to practise as a counsellor. You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course within the last three years to be eligible to apply. The application process for September 2017 is now closed.

    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 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: £4,399.00
    Senior fee: £4,399.00
    Concession: £4,399.00

  7. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 5 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

  8. Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

    Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018
    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

  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. Introduction to emotion-focused therapy (EFT)

    Course Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the key concepts and skills of emotion-focused therapy, a humanistic approach which uses emotional experience as an agent of change to help clients develop emotional intelligence.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. 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

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