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. Find out more about the facilities available for our in-person counselling courses.

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Counselling as a career
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Delrose Bowes
    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.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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  2. Certificate in counselling skills
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Edna Ogundare
    *Applications for this course have 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 in person introductory counselling course of 30 hours, with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)



    OR



    • you have completed an in person introductory counselling course of 30 hours with an attendance record of at least 70%



    AND



    • you have completed an in person ‘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 Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here
    Full fee £2,199.00 Senior fee £2,399.00 Concession £2,399.00
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  3. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ana Wellbrook
    *Applications for this course have 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 Skills Education Group Awards (SEG) qualifies you to practise as a counsellor.



    The course fee is £2225, plus an upfront fee of £2574 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 (telephone temporarily unavailable) or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Psychology, Counselling & Personal Development on 020 4582 0403.
    Full fee £4,599.00 Senior fee £4,799.00 Concession £4,799.00
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  4. Counselling: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 14 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Foord
    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.







    We have courses running daytimes, evenings and weekends. Whatever your schedule, you can find a course that works for you!
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £349.00 Concession £227.00
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  5. Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  6. Transference-Impact on Relationships in the 21st Century
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adrian Scott
    A short course on working on the theory of Transference and its impact on work, personal and social relationships. We will study the emergence of transference, how it was recorded and theorised; then move onto person experiences / lifestyles / family / childhood.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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