Psychology & Counselling Courses in London and Online

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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time new students can get 20% off their first online course using code CITYLIT20. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

  1. Setting up a private counselling practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Wondering if this is the way forward? Explore the practical, emotional, financial, legal and ethical aspects of private practice and increase your knowledge and confidence. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Certificate in counselling skills

    Certificate in counselling skills

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
    The Application process is now open. To request an application pack, please email counsellinglevel3@citylit.ac.uk

    Please be advised the last date you can request an application pack will be midday Friday 15th May 2020. The application process will close ,midday on Thursday 21st May 2020.

    Do you want to develop counselling skills for paid or voluntary work? This course includes occasional weekend sessions which you will be required to join and one compulsory residential trip away.

    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 £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. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
    The Application process is now open. To request an application pack, please email counsellinglevel4@citylit.ac.uk

    Please be advised the last date you can request an application pack will be midday Friday 15th May 2020. The application process will close midday on Thursday 21st May 2020.

    You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course (minimum 145GLH) within the last three years to be eligible to apply. This two-year course awarded by ABC Awards qualifies you to practise as a counsellor.

    The course fee is £2800, plus an upfront fee of £1699 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: £4,499.00
    Senior fee: £4,499.00
    Concession: £4,499.00

  4. Psychology of Jung: explore your shadow

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 10 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The Swiss psychiatrist CG Jung was a pioneer of the soul and a great scholar of the 20th century. We will learn about his concepts and how they can help us in a quest for self-understanding and healing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Counselling as a career

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £40.00

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