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. Psychology of leadership

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    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

  2. Counselling: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 18 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

  3. Let’s Talk Race (White Male Forum)

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Let’s Talk Race forums are therapeutic groups creating safe spaces to explore personal experiences linked to race.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Psychology of money, wealth and wellbeing

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What role does money play in our lives? Whether it ‘makes the world go round’ or ‘is the root of all evil’, our attitudes towards money are complex and will benefit from a deeper examination.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £122.00

  7. 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

  8. Introduction to DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 2 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experiential introduction to the 4 modules of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. Emotion regulation through DBT: a talking therapy with a proven track record in promoting well-being. This skills-based treatment offers a lively and engaging environment in which to learn both personally and professionally.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £122.00

  9. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) - Steven Hayes

    Acceptance and commitment therapy for healthcare professionals

    Course Date: Thu 13 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has two major goals: acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. Explore this mindfulness based approach through practice, theory and discussion in relation to personal and professional issues. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Group facilitation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills in leading groups through this exploration of facilitator styles, group roles, interventions, stages of group development and hidden dynamics. Experiential and theory based. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Working with Domestic Abuse

    Course Date: Tue 18 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course covers working with survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse, together with an exploration of whether couples counselling may ever be appropriate in situations of domestic abuse. We'll explore themes such as power and control, typology of perpetrators, affect regulation, risk assessments, safety and ethical considerations. We will also consider legal remedies available for survivors of abuse. Suitable for counsellors, trainees and other helping professionals. 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Let’s Talk Race (Black Female Forum)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Let’s Talk Race forums are therapeutic groups creating safe spaces to explore personal experiences linked to race.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  13. Working with two chairs

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use this technique derived from Gestalt therapy to help your clients explore inner conflicts and let go of haunting issues from the past. Experience the power of this two chair technique by trying it out for yourself.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Let’s Talk Race (White Female Forum)

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Let’s Talk Race forums are therapeutic groups creating safe spaces to explore personal experiences linked to race.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  15. Psychology of Resilience

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A brief introduction to the increasingly relevant topic of Resilience, in both life and the work. Much is heard about resilience and the ability to “bounce back”, but what do the Psychologists say about the subject?
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £54.00

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