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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses or 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.

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  1. Counselling: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023 (and 22 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Constance Ffrench
    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.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £329.00 Concession £214.00
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  2. Counselling as a career
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    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 about training and jobs in this field and gain a clearer idea of whether counselling training is for you.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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  3. Certificate in counselling skills
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Diana Pigott, Ana Wellbrook
    The Application process is now closed. The applications for the next course will open in October 2022.
    Full fee £2,199.00 Senior fee £2,199.00 Concession £2,199.00
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  4. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: Integrative Pathway
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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 & Personal Development on 020 7492 2530.
    Full fee £4,599.00 Senior fee £4,599.00 Concession £4,599.00
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  5. Introduction to working with psychosexual issues in therapy
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Christine Lewis
    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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
  6. Counselling introduction: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Myriam Ferreira
    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.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
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  7. Introduction to psychodynamic counselling
    Course start date:  Fri 5 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Adrian Scott
    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.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
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