NCS | Access to Counselling for Every Child

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!

In 2022, 18.0% of children aged 7 to 16 years and 22.0% of young people aged 17 to 24 years had a probable mental disorder.

NHS Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2022

Mental Health issues in Children and Young People are increasing at a rapid rate, and the support they are currently receiving is inadequate both in terms of what is being offered to them and the time they are spending on waiting lists. This has a detrimental effect on their future, and puts further pressure on health, care, and education services.

We’re calling for child-led mental health care to be available in all schools and primary care settings, with the opportunity for children to access remote mental health support for those who need it (such as children in care, forgotten children, and those in nomadic communities). One of the key areas to address is the ‘Missing Middle’ – children who are presenting with issues too complex for Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) but aren’t considered “unwell enough” for CAMHS.

Just over one in three children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition get access to NHS care and treatment


We have a selection of resources that you can download from the drop-down tab below.

  • 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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