NCS | Organisations

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.

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 Individual membership grades of which some may be appropriate for your employees or volunteers.

  • How to apply

    We offer Organisational Membership to a variety of associations that offer relevant services and support throughout the counselling profession. Ranging from addiction services, bereavement support, to those affected by sexual abuse. Other examples may include those offering relationship counselling, child and adolescent counselling, and or, companies offering online learning and support platforms, the list goes on.

    Please visit our Organisational Members page to see who we work with, and what they do.

    To submit an application, please fill out the following form:

    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.

    If you have any queries please contact the Society via:

  • 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.
    • We participated in all of the discussions relating to this Government's plans for voluntary registers.
    • Belong to a body which gives you a direct voice in policy - make your voice heard.
    • Friendly and knowledgeable team.

    Straightforward Application Process

    • Timely and transparent assessment for membership.
    • Dedicated team at 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 e-brochures are available for you to share.
    • You will receive the Society's monthly e-magazine.

    Trusted Resource

    Organisational members who run, for example, a library of counselling & psychotherapy related resources for counsellors can get in touch with us to find out about our Trusted Resource recognition. Trusted Resource recognition cannot be applied to training courses, regular training events, or any activities that would otherwise require training recognition. It can be applied to things like short one-off lectures, journal articles/reference libraries, guest speaker events etc. Resources must be of high-quality (evidenced by positive, legitimate customer reviews) and be produced by relevantly qualified/experienced professionals. The Organisation must have a robust privacy policy and relevant insurance (if applicable) in place. A random sampling of content will be verified by a Society officer.

    If you're interested in looking into this please do get in touch with us!

  • 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 across the the UK.

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