The National Counselling Society recognises the importance of supporting a variety of organisations in the key role they have to play within the development of our profession.

We welcome enquiries from organisations who wish to support our work, display our logo and agree to abide by our Code of Ethics. It is important to note that organisational membership does NOT in itself provide a route to our Accredited Register.

If you are a training provider interested in assessment of your courses, please visit the Training Provider Membership section of the website.

Other types of organisations with whom we work include:

Awarding bodies

We are happy to work with awarding bodies who provide qualifications in counselling. We can assess qualifications which are at an appropriate Ofqual level and may be able to provide holders of such qualifications a more straightforward route to our Register. We currently have such an arrangement with AIM Awards.

Membership organisations

We are happy to talk to organisations which run their own accreditation schemes for counsellors. In some circumstances a more straightforward route to our Register may be possible.

Charities/voluntary organisations

We are happy to work with organisations who provide services similar or related to counselling. We have various membership grades of which some may be appropriate for your employees or volunteers.

How to apply

  • Annual membership for charities, voluntary or not for profit organisations is £100
  • Annual membership for commercial/profit making organisations is £200

As an organisational member of the NCS we ask you to agree to abide by the Society's Code of Ethics - this demonstrates to your peers and the public that your organisation is committed to safe and ethical practice. In the first instance, please send us details of your organisation, including a website address where possible. We will then be glad to contact you for a discussion about how we might be able to work together.

What are the benefits of Organisational Membership?

The benefits of being an Organisational member of the National Counselling Society are:

We support counselling as a unique vocation - our members feel valued and supported

  • We listen to what you have to say and we share ideas with all our members.
  • Membership is treated like a partnership with the Society.
  • We participated in all of the discussions relating to this Government's plans for voluntary registers.
  • We achieved AR status with the Professional Standards Authority for the Society's register
  • Belong to a body which gives you a direct voice in policy - make your voice heard.
  • Friendly and knowledgeable team.

Straightforward Application Process

  • Friendly, timely and transparent assessment for membership.
  • Dedicated officer of the Society to help with your application.

Material Benefits

  • You will be entitled to use the National Counselling Society logo on your website.
  • National Counselling Society leaflets are available for your use in displays.
  • You will receive the Society's monthly newsletter.
  • You will receive invites to our CPD events.
  • 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 NCS 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 at over 120 venues across the the UK.

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