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We have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society!

Information for members

As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

Our new and improved website is coming soon!

Please note that our Register is only for the practice of counselling and psychotherapy. Should you be qualified to offer other types of therapy, please ensure that your recognition with the Society is not linked to your non-counselling and psychotherapy-related practice.

These can be known as adjunctive therapies, and include reiki, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, homeopathy, yoga etc. This is not an exhaustive list. You may belong to other Registers for this work - please ensure that this is made clear on all materials, including your professional website or directory listings.

When linking to your National Counselling Society membership on your own website, you should always make it clear that your Registration with the NCS only covers counselling and psychotherapy, and make every effort to ensure that a potential client is not led to believe that your adjunctive therapy is also covered.

Registrants are required to make clear the difference between the modalities which they are registered with the NCS for, and adjunctive therapies.

Using Our Register

Please ensure that you only state that you work in areas in which you can evidence competence.

If you practice therapies other than counselling and psychotherapy and mention this on your personal profile linked to the Register, please make it clear that the NCS only recognise your counselling and/or psychotherapy qualifications.

  • Find a Counsellor

    Find the help you need...If you are a potential client looking for a counsellor, you may search our registrants by location or name and you can also check whether someone is on the NCPS accredited register. A member of the Society may be a Registrant or a non-registrant member.

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  • Train as a Counsellor

    Use our Find a Course tool to find the nearest training providers who offer National Counselling Society Accredited, Advanced Specialist, Quality Checked or CPD courses. These courses are currently run across the the UK.

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