NCS | Equivalent Membership Grades

Are you currently on another Counselling & Psychotherapy Accredited Register?

Your membership with another Counselling & Psychotherapy Accredited Register means it's really easy to join us. There's one short form to fill in.

We recognise the hard work you've already done to get where you are, and we're not going to ask you to jump through the same hoops again to prove it. We know you've done that with another Accredited Register, so you just need to show us evidence of your membership with them.

Please see details below of Equivalent Grades and Memberships:

  • ACC

    ACC Registered Member - Can apply for Accredited Registrant with NCS

  • BACP

    BACP Registered - Can apply for Accredited Registrant with NCS

    BACP Accredited - Can apply for Accredited Professional Registrant with NCS

    BACP Senior Accredited - Can apply for Senior Accredited Registrant with NCS

  • COSCA

    COSCA Counsellor Membership - Can apply for Accredited Registrant with NCS

    COSCA Practitioner Membership - Can apply for Accredited Registrant with NCS (May be able to apply for Accredited Professional Registrant with additional information)

    COSCA Accredited Membership - Can apply for Accredited Registrant with NCS (May be able to apply for Accredited Professional Registrant or Senior Accredited Registrant with additional information)

  • UKCP

    UKCP Registration - Can apply for Accredited Professional Registrant with NCS

  • Other Accredited Registers

    The following Counselling-related Accredited Registers do not have a membership grade that offers an equivalent route to our Register:

    • Association of Child Psychotherapists
    • British Association of Play Therapists
    • British Psychoanalytic Council
    • Human Givens Institute
    • Play Therapy UK

Not seeing your current membership body? Please contact us.

Go to our Equivalent Grade Application Form here.

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