Psychology & counselling

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.

Thinking about a career in counselling? Read a Q&A with City Lit tutor Delrose Bowes.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Counselling Careers Virtual Open Event (Eve)
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Please join us at our virtual open event to hear more about our suite of counselling courses that will start in September 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Psychology of Change: an introduction
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £61.00
  3. The role of attachment in counselling
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Early relationships play a key role in how we relate to others for the rest of our lives. Discover how attachment theory helps us to understand individual patterns of relating for client and counsellor and the impact on the counselling relationship . This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees. It is not aimed at people seeking help for the specific course subjects.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
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  4. Counselling introduction: advanced
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 5 May 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Extend your use of counselling skills and personal development in this highly experiential course. 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
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  5. Introduction to psychodynamic counselling
    Course Date: Fri 7 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
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  6. Psychology of addiction
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00
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  7. Group facilitation
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 May 2021 (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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00
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  8. Working with two chairs
    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021

    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
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  9. Psychology of shame
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
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  10. Working therapeutically with masks
    Course Date: Mon 17 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Explore your inner self, thoughts and feelings through mask creation and expression. Unveil and work with hidden

    aspects of yourself to help you attract more of what you desire and become more authentic in your relationships.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
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  11. Working with couples: an introduction
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This unique CPD opportunity is aimed at therapists, relationship coaches, helping professionals and trainees who wish to understand the challenge of relationship work. It will benefit you, your client group and prepare you for further training.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £88.00
  12. An introduction to DBT for Therapists
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a simple and yet powerful therapeutic tool to help individuals learn how to manage themselves more effectively in everyday life situations and personal relationships, through a clearer understanding and acceptance of mind and emotion.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £122.00
  13. Psychology of Jung: explore your shadow
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Jun 2021

    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 ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £91.00
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  14. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    A brief introduction to one of the foundational approaches in psychology. We will explore some early theories and more recent contributions to the field. as well as their relevance to 21st century life.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £61.00
  15. Cross-cultural psychology
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Discover how cultural influences shape personal and social identities, behaviours, beliefs and mental health. Examine the role of cultural diversity in our work. Open to all - counsellors, professional helpers and educators will find this useful.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
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