NCS | Benefits

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!

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.
  • A 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 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.
  • 4 weeks free membership to the Counsellors Together UK Members Club
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Free CPD and lectures​​​​​​​ From Counselling Tutor
  • Privacy4 are giving NCS Members a 15% discount on their Essential Guide for Therapists to the Protection of Data.

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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