NCS | Counselling Children & Young People

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!

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.

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 applicants 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.

To apply for the CYPT register please click here

To open the book in full-page mode, click here.

  • 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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