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. Certificate in counselling skills
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    The application process for this course is now closed.







    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 £1299 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are 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 are 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.



    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 £2,099.00 Senior fee £2,099.00 Concession £2,099.00
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  2. Counselling: an introduction
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 8 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. There are 12 Counselling: an introduction courses available, with courses running daytimes, evenings and weekends. Whatever your schedule, you can find a course that works for you! See 'Please choose a course date' in the toolbar to select your preferred dates.



    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 £299.00 Senior fee £299.00 Concession £182.00
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  3. Ways into psychology
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    What motivates us? What is normal and who says so? What is intelligence? What is the unconscious? Discover psychology by exploring some of its major theories and applications. No prior knowledge required.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £95.00
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  4. Counselling as a career
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Thinking of becoming a counsellor? Wondering about gaining a counselling qualification? In this short workshop, you will find out about training and jobs in this field and gain a clearer idea of whether counselling training is for you.



    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 £54.00
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  5. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    The application process for this course is now closed.







    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 £2225, plus an upfront fee of £2374 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are 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 are 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.



    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 £4,599.00 Senior fee £4,599.00 Concession £4,599.00
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  6. Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £48.00
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  7. Group Facilitation
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn how to lead groups and develop your facilitation skills through an exploration of group roles, hidden dynamics, facilitator styles, methods of intervention and stages of group development. This course is both 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 £127.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
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  8. Using Games & Icebreakers in Groups
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 2 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you facilitate groups? Do you want to learn more about using a wide variety of games and icebreakers in group settings? Then this is the course for you.



    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
  9. Letting go of guilt
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 3 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Guilt robs us of our self-respect yet we can heal by embracing self-compassion. When we can accept what happened and what we can learn from it, guilt loses its grip over us.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £48.00
  10. Working with bereavement and loss
    ONLINE
    Course Date:  Fri 15 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    We'll use the theories of Bowlby, Winnicott and Klein to explore your reactions to bereavement and loss, and increase your ability to help others work through their reactions. 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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  11. Dismantling expectations
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 17 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Expectations are a sure way to end up feeling irritated or despondent. How might we live in a productive yet freer way without having expectations that others should fulfil our needs?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £48.00
  12. Developing Resilience: An ACT skills based approach
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 24 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The focus of a course is the approach to developing resilience, based on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Ultimately, the aim is to present students with a psychological skill set, which can help them to manage stress and to improve resilience.



    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
  13. Psychology of Jung: explore your shadow
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Wed 27 Oct 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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
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  14. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge) White Privilege Unmasked: How to Be Part of the Solution (Judy Ryde)
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Mon 1 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This 7-week book lecture draws on the texts; Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge) White Privilege Unmasked: How to Be Part of the Solution (Judy Ryde).



    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 £99.00
  15. Introduction to Gestalt counselling
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 27 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    '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.



    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 £89.00 Concession £54.00
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