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.
  • Use of Society leaflets, pens, brochures and posters.
  • 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 an exclusive £5 off a monthly sole trader package, or 10% off a limited company package for the first 12 months with Crunch.
  • 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.

Page last reviewed: 06 April 2021
Next review due: 06 April 2022

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