NCS | Benefits

Benefits of Individual Membership

  • We believe that counselling is a vocation and want to ensure our members feel valued and supported.
  • We view counselling as a unique vocation where the personal qualities of the counsellor are a key factor to success.
  • Membership is treated like a partnership with the Society.
  • Our members, in short, are the source of our expertise and we listen to what you have to say and share ideas with all our members.
  • The Society continues to grow and gain recognition.
  • The Society Register is Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
  • Belong to a body which gives you a direct voice in policy - make your voice heard.
  • Environmentally conscious with 90% of work done online.
  • Friendly and knowledgeable team.
  • A team actively involved in PR and networking to raise the profile of the Society and increase members opportunities.
  • We recognise you as an individual. You are a name, not a number.
  • Straightforward application process.
  • Friendly, timely, and transparent assessment for membership.
  • Dedicated team member to help you with your application.
  • Flexibility for full time, part time, paid or volunteer counsellors.
  • Membership achievable post-qualification and for part time and volunteer counsellors.
  • Material Benefits
  • Preferential rates to attend events that are part of the NCS CPD training programme.
  • We provide a wide range of client gaining services.
  • Affordable membership costs - streamlined administration.
  • Ability to apply for tax relief on subscriptions.
  • Monthly digital magazine that members can contribute to.
  • Preferential rates for insurance.
  • Society pens and e-brochures.
  • Find a Counsellor listing on our website.
  • Access to a directory of discounted supervision for student counsellors.
  • Access to a directory of discounted personal counselling for student counsellors.
  • As a student member of the Society you can apply for the TOTUM card (previously known as NUS Extra).
  • NCS members get a free 6 month Listing in Psychology Today’s Therapy Directory.
  • Royal Society for Public Health have waived their joining fee for NCS members.
  • NCS Members receive a 20% discount on titles from PCCS Books.
  • NCS Members receive a 20% discount on Routledge’s products.
  • NCS Members receive a 20% discount on Jessica Kingsley Publishers' books.
  • NCS Members receive a 30% discount on selected titles with SAGE.
  • NCS Members receive discounts with Welldoing.org
  • NCS Members receive an exclusive £5 off a monthly sole trader package, or 10% off a limited company package for the first 12 months with Crunch.
  • NCS Members receive a 30% discount with isosconnect for life.
  • The NCS is an approved body for those members who wish to explore tax relief.
  • The NCS is dedicated to creating and making relevant online CPD courses available to members.
  • Free CPD library available to NCS members.

Sample of our 2022 CPD calendar - only available to NCS members

  • Understanding the Dark Triad of Personality in Life, Work and Relationships
  • Working with Suicide and Suicidal Ideation
  • Healing Complex PTSD: the Brain Science of Recovery
  • Understanding Personality Disorders Diagnosis / Intervention Strategies
  • Working with Self-Harm and Self-Sabotage
  • Applied EFT
  • Depression, the Brain and Recovery
  • Certificate in Parts Therapy
  • Addiction, the Brain and Recovery
  • Understanding and Managing Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout
  • Turn Your Knowledge into Profitable Information Products
  • IMR & Regression incl. Inner Child & Gestalt Techniques Live Online Training
  • Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Single Session Therapy: Help at the Point of Need
  • An Introduction to PTSD and Trauma
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
  • Working with Adolescent / Adult Mental Health
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
  • Key Principles of Strategic Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
  • Treating Chronic Stress
  • Trauma, the Brain and Recovery
  • Working with Anxiety and Chronic Stress
  • Understanding and Application of Solution Focused Therapy Principles
  • Self Talk and Psycholinguistics in Therapy
  • Certificate in Past Life Regression
  • Time Perspective and Timeline Applications in Therapy and Coaching
  • Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Understanding Personality Disorders and Types for Therapy and Coaching Work
  • Understanding Personality Disorders Diagnosis / Intervention Strategies
  • Developing Self Acceptance
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Hidden Disorder

Page last reviewed: 05 April 2022
Next review due: 05 April 2023

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