Counselling

Counselling Courses in London

Whether you want to explore counselling as a personal interest, would like to train to become a counsellor, or are already working in the profession and are looking for CPD to develop your professional skills, there's plenty of courses to choose from at City Lit. We offer a range of part-time counselling courses, including evening classes, daytime and weekend courses.

Thinking about studying our Counselling: an introduction course? Check out our counselling skills for work and for 'a better you' page.

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

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

Got a question? Contact our counselling team on 020 7492 2530 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Counselling as a career
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022

    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £40.00
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  2. Counselling: an introduction
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 16 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.



    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 £289.00 Senior fee £289.00 Concession £176.00
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  3. Certificate in counselling skills
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 at 3pm on Monday 8th November. The application process will close at 12pm on Friday 12th November.







    Please note this course is exempt from the City Lit Transfer and Refund Policy.



    The course fee is £1849, plus an upfront fee of £250 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £150 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    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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  4. Introduction to working with psychosexual issues in therapy
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn about some common presenting psychosexual issues and some of their possible causes. Develop your awareness of what influences your own sexual desire and how you might work with sexual desire issues your clients bring.



    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
  5. Counselling introduction: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Mar 2022

    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.



    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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  6. An introduction to the unconscious
    Course start date:  Fri 25 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
    Rating:
    73% of 100

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