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.

Please note: applications for our Certificate in Counselling Skills (level 3) and Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative or person-centred pathways (level 4) will open on Monday 1 April 2019.

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.

The application process for the Certificate in Counselling skills (level 3) will open on Monday 12th October 2020 and the Fast Track course begins in January. To request an application pack please send an email to counsellinglevel3@citylit.ac.uk

  1. Unconscious bias

    Course Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    “We all see only that which we are trained to see.” Robert Anton Wilson.

    We will explore how unconscious bias works in our personal lives and as therapists and begin to unveil these beliefs.

    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £88.00

  2. Introduction to Gestalt counselling

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Shamanic counselling: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how the ancient practice of shamanism relates to modern psychotherapy and neuroscience. Explore how shamanic counselling uses the power of altered states of consciousness to resolve trauma and aid self development.

    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: £111.00
    Concession: £95.00

  4. The Myth of Colour Blindness

    Course Date: Tue 1 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The concept of colour blindness carries an assumption of a well-intentioned state of equality. However is this fact or a myth?

    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: £54.00

  5. Certificate in counselling skills

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
    The application process for this course is now open. To request an application pack please send an email to counsellinglevel3@citylit.ac.uk.

    The last date to request application packs will be: Monday 2nd November 2020 by midday. The deadline for submitting applications is the Friday 6th November 2020.



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

    The course fee is £800, plus an upfront fee of £1199 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: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,999.00

  6. Social psychology

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 29 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Human-beings are inherently social and exist in complex interdependencies with each other. This has both psychological benefits and costs. How are we to understand these and other psychological dimensions of our social being?

    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

  7. 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
    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020
    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

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