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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Psychology of Organisational Change: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed for those engaged in or interested in the subject of organisational change. The course is an introduction and will draw on theories of change, practical application examples and insights from positive psychology.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £54.00

  7. Psychology of dreaming

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    "The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the psyche" (C G Jung). Whether we remember them, or not, dreams play a vital role in our lives. They show us what we are and where we are, and often urge us to become what we could be. An interest in dreams is both healthy and wise.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Psychology of Change: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Change is a constant in our lives and psychology offers a great deal of help in understanding how we navigate it, understand it and harness it’s power. The course is intended for anyone interested in the subject from a professional or personal perspective.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £54.00

  12. Forensic psychology

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes someone commit a crime? Are crimes committed only by the ‘criminal’ few or the many? Is the Justice System really effective? These are some of the questions addressed in 'Forensic psychology'.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £90.00

  13. Psychology of addiction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are some people susceptible to addiction? How do substances affect our central nervous system and emotions? How do you understand different addictions, ie sex, eating or computers? How is addiction treated? Discover the answers to these and other questions by looking at addiction - from disease theory to the more recent bio-psychosocial theory.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. 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

  15. Psychology of Shame

    Psychology of shame

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    As a social emotion shame can have crippling effects on individuals, in particular those who've experienced prolonged and complex trauma such as sexual or domestic abuse. This course is suitable for counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees, as well as those with an interest in the topic.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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