Professional development

Professional Development Courses in London

Special circumstances can require specialist training. Further your knowledge and understanding with these helpful classes that focus on specific, often demanding topics and aspects of therapy.  From working with autism to dealing with addiction, learn how to provide effective counselling in the face of complicated and testing situations, acquiring new skills, knowledge and approaches to use in your professional work.

Who are these courses for?

Due to the specialist nature of our professional development programme, these CPD courses are only open to trained counsellors, counselling trainees studying at Level 4 or above, or employed helping professional such as nurses and healthcare workers. 

If you would like to discuss your suitability for our CPD courses please do not hesitate to call us on 020 7492 2530 (Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm) or email us at

If you are not a professional or you are at an early stage in your counselling training (below, or at the start of level 4), we have a range of courses for a more general audience, exploring themes related to counselling, mental health and psychology.  Please visit our general counselling course page to view our wider programme.

Choosing your course

Courses at City Lit are designed to facilitate part-time adult learning. Courses run daytimes, evenings and weekends, at our main site on Keeley Street in Covent Garden, which is easily accessible via the tube or bus.

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

BACP Membership tutors

Our tutors are qualified and practising psychotherapists and counsellors with extensive experience, and members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. So, in addition to providing you with top quality counselling tuition, you can also benefit from their working knowledge of counselling practise.

Got a question? Contact our counselling team on 020 7492 2530 (Monday-Friday, between 9am–4pm) or email


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  1. Working with bereavement and loss
    Course start 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

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