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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!

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.

Organisational Membership

An organisation of any size which shares our values and ethos, and works within the wider field of wellbeing, mental health, and/or counselling and psychotherapy. The organisation does not need to provide counselling services.

Being an Organisational Member does not confer a mark of accreditation or approval by the Society. Instead, it functions more as a partnership of mutual support and encouragement.

The benefits of organisational membership are mutual support and growth, sharing of communications where relevant, and the ability to work together on projects and keep each other informed.

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

Applying for organisational membership is straightforward and does not involve a detailed checking process by the Society.

  • How to apply

    To submit an application, please fill out the following:

    If you have any queries please contact the Society

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!

Recognised Counselling Service

A recognised Counselling Service is an organisation which provides services to clients and has at least 2 registrants on the Society’s Accredited Register. Gaining this status is a mark of quality and recognition offered by the Society.

The Society undertakes a checking process before recognising a service. This includes proof of insurance, a proper complaints process, abiding by our Code of Ethics and an understanding that the service could be subject to audit.

The benefits of being an RCS include the public assurance provided that the service has been vetted and approved by the Society, as well as the support the Society may offer the service.

  • How to apply

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

    Recognised Counselling Service Application Form

    Annual membership for organisations with up to 10 employees is £200

    Annual membership for organisations with 10 or more employees is £300

    As a Recognised Counselling Service 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:

  • 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 NCPS 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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