NCS | Counselling Children & Young People

Important Announcement:


This register has been launched in response to member demand, and in recognition of this growing area of importance. There is an increasing recognition from both within and outside the profession that CYP counselling should be seen as a specialisation with additional safeguarding and training.

The register is based upon our existing CYP Competency Framework which can be viewed below.

There is a period of grandparenting to allow members with experience of working with Children and Young People to join the register. The grandparenting route will close on 30th September 2022. Specific qualification routes allowing registration will subsequently follow.

The CYPT Accredited Register is a specialist register and is in addition to our main Accredited Register for counsellors and psychotherapists. In order to be on the CYPT Accredited Register applicant must already be on our main Accredited Register.

Counselling Children & Young People needs practitioners to consider an additional set of skills and knowledge over and above that of counselling adults.

To support this, the NCS has a wealth of Good Practice Guidance for our members, which can be found in the Members' Area of the website.

We ask that Members who work with Children & Young People refer to the Competency Framework.

Registrants on our CYPT Accredited Register have evidenced that they have the skills and competencies to work with Children and Young People.

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Page last reviewed: 16 March 2022
Next review due: 16 March 2023

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