NCS | Recognised Counselling Services

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!

To apply for membership as a Recognised Counselling Service click here

Affordable Counselling Service

ACS is a nationwide therapy service for individuals (18+ years). Our goal is to provide an affordable high quality, robust and ethical therapeutic environment, promoting self-awareness, growth and value of self.

We offer flexible session times so can accommodate daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

For face-to-face therapy we are based in the heart of Aston Fields, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire with easy access to transportation links such as train, bus and motorways.

For online therapy we are using encrypted video conferencing technology such as Zoom, WhatsApp or Teams. |

Atrium Clinic

Atrium Clinic and Wellbeing Centre is a mental health and wellbeing service. We empower you to thrive rather than just get by. If you get help sooner, you are likely to manage your problems more quickly and reduce the need for extra services.

We work across the spectrum of wellbeing. We offer online mental health learning, coaching, counselling, and therapy via our virtual services wherever you are and some face-to-face counselling options. |

Butterflies Child and Adolescent Counselling Service CIC

‘We believe that that every child/young person has the right to access Therapeutic Support enabling them to nurture and develop an ‘internal locus of evaluation’, whereby their resilience grows thus providing the platform for developing a positive Mental Health, which affords them with the opportunity and ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships not only with others but also with themselves as they work to find their place in their world.’

Butterflies provides a therapeutic service for children and adolescents between the ages of 4 years to 18 years who have experienced Abuse and Trauma and/or any other related issues. We work Integratively incorporating various techniques and strategies by using Creative Interventions such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Laughter Therapy, Talking and Solution Focused Therapies, EFT (Tapping) and CATT (Child Accelerated Trauma Therapy.) We also work with and support parents whilst their child is undertaking therapy with our service.

Our Equine Assisted Therapy & Learning Service is an 'Experiential Modality' of Mental Health Treatment where the child participates in activities with horses and then works with the support of a facilitating team to process their thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and patterns.

We have an Equine Bullying Programme in which we visit schools to raise awareness of Bullying and run equine workshops during school holidays. | | 01424 775187​

Clean Slate

Providing a service that empowers, builds self-esteem, and develops the talking and coping skills of adults and young people.
We support male and female victims of physical, sexual, mental, emotional and financial abuse regardless of age, race, culture, sexuality, We aim to improve their mental health and build healthy pathways for the future, for them and their families.
We have a huge passion for empowering people who have suffered at the hands of abusers. We believe these individuals deserve support and not to be shunned by society into the corner. Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time, those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.

Counselling | Clean Slate | England | | 01869 232461

Fairwinds Cornwall Ltd

Fairwinds Cornwall is commissioned to provide bespoke mental health and wellbeing support to fishermen and farmers in Cornwall to do this we provide a unique and flexible service utilising and outreach style approach including walk and talk therapy.

Fairwinds offers a range of services and psychological interventions catered for the specific needs of our clients. We offer psychological assessment or single session therapy, psychodynamic counselling therapy, brief (time limited) counselling therapy, and future-focused coaching techniques (solution focused, goal setting techniques) and Cognitive behavioural therapy.

We work closely with partnership agencies to provide in direct supervision and consultation within are fishing and farming networks in Cornwall.


Inspired Neighbours CIC

Inspired Neighbourhoods, as a community interest company is very keen to develop professional links and connections in order to serve our community better.

We have mental health support workers, who are supporting our clients on their way to recovery.

We run a Culture Adapted Behavioural Activation project, which is delivering very specific psychotherapy to our clients, and is part of research done in cooperation with Leeds University.

We deliver hands on support such like benefits and employment advice; we support people with autism.

We offer a counselling service with three counsellors working on a daily basis with our clients. Two of our counsellors specialise in working with people recovering from trauma and one of our counsellors is working with clients suffering from loss.


01274 665598

Knowle West Health Association

KWHA Counselling Service is a free service set up as a counselling placement in 2015 primarily for those living in South Bristol. We are now staffed by both qualified counsellors and supervisors as well as professionally assessed student counsellors on placement. We have adopted an ‘as long as it takes’ approach so clients are not limited to a set number of sessions. We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from local groups, organisations and GP’s. Knowle West Health Association offers a holistic approach to health of which the counselling service is now an intrinsic part. |

Lenadoon Community Counselling Service

Lenadoon Community Counselling Service was set up in 1998 by residents of the Lenadoon area, after a spate of suicides. As years went by, the service continued to grow respectfully, gathering our long standing reputation for providing confidential, caring and professional counselling and talking therapies. Our service is free and takes place in a safe and confidential place where people are listened to, respected and given a sense of value. We work in partnership with clients from all walks of life with the aim of helping to build on their strengths, resilience and coping skills in a non-judgmental manner, regardless of their issues, background, religion or creed. | Tel: 02890 600641

Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre

MCTC was founded in 2011 with a vision to provide a fully professional counselling and psychotherapy service to anyone in need, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, psychiatric diagnosis, class and especially ability to pay. MCTC does not recognise any ‘labels’ that may be assigned to individuals by society, the medical profession or even themselves and treats each person as a unique and valuable individual.

Today, MCTC has a team of 16 part time therapists, all fully qualified and either professionally accredited or actively working towards accreditation.

We also have a fully equipped art room and an extensive library of around 3000 titles covering a wide range of topics related to the theory and practice of counselling, psychotherapy, psychology and philosophy. |

New Dawn Therapies CIC |

Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre

OSARCC was founded in 1979 as a collective of women, all volunteers, working to support women who had experienced rape and sexual abuse. Since 2009 OSARCC has been a charity, with a board of trustees, paid employees, and volunteers all working together to support survivors across Oxfordshire. OSARCC is an inclusive organisation who actively challenge discrimination in all its forms (including but not limited to discrimination based on race, religion, sexuality, disability, age, and class) and welcomes contact from women from all walks of life, including sex workers and trans women. At OSARCC we know that all survivors are different, and therefore aim to provide a range of support services to suit each individual, including telephone and email support, face to face support groups, counselling and advocacy services. We also recognise that supporting a survivor can feel isolating and our helpline and email support are also open to supporters of survivors of all genders, whether they are professionals, parents, partners, or friends. |

Service Six

Service Six is a Northamptonshire based charity who, for over 40 years, have been helping the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families in our local communities to overcome issues effecting their lives including: low self-esteem, bullying, bereavement, depression, self-harming and traumatic experiences through a wide range of services such as counselling, support and thematic project activities.

The services we provide are life-changing and often life-saving for the children and young people who access them and their families. Our needs-led and bespoke activities not only aim to help service users overcome their problems they currently face but also to provide them with the life-skills they will need to deal with problems that they may face in the future, hence our strapline: “Changing Lives, Creating Futures

01933 277520

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)

We are one of the leading domestic abuse recovery organisations in Devon and beyond. Our journey started as a local federated branch of Women’s Aid in 1974. Today, we’re a nationally focussed charity building a world free from the impact of trauma through therapy, training, research and partnerships. Since 1974, we’ve honed our expertise to support people experiencing domestic abuse. Our team delivers a range of therapeutic programmes and professional training to organisations. We’re led by people with lived experience of trauma and a deep understanding of the capability to help people recover from its impact. The voice of survivors is at the centre of work, enabling reflection and shaping our delivery and approach. We believe for change to be effective it takes a whole unit to work cohesively. This is true of the families we support and the partners we work with to create change.

03030 300 112

Suicide & Co

Suicide&Co launched as a registered charity in July 2020, with the mission of supporting those bereaved by suicide, and opening up the conversation around suicide-related grief. Suicide loss can be isolating due to the stigma around suicide, individuals are often left to navigate complicated grief alone. |

The Eco Therapy Garden Community Interest Company

We are a small Community Interest Company registered since 2018, providing a personalised programme of Counselling and Eco Therapy. We are based in Knowsley Merseyside. We work closely with local community and other organisations to promote social prescribing, mental wellness, general health and reduce social isolation. We work with our local borough Council and are in the process of opening a community therapy forest garden, the plot of disused land is being leased to us for an initial five years with a view to a longer lease or asset transfer. |

The Megacentre Raleigh

The MegaCentre Rayleigh is an Essex-based, Christian charity which exists to bring joy, hope and life to the whole community. We believe that life is precious and that every child and young person should have the best opportunities to grow, learn, contribute and thrive in society and that every family should have access to the support that they need to live full lives.

We run a variety of programmes to support local young people and children including youth clubs, children’s groups, complementary education, family programmes and 1-2-1 support. Our youth and family teams support over 500 individuals and families each year.

As a social enterprise we also offer recreational activities including Megazone Laser Tag and Soft Play attracting thousands of children each year as well as providing approximately 40 young people with part time employment.

TheHub@TheMegacentre is a community resilience hub, based at The Megacentre, supporting the whole community in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies in the local area.



West Wellbeing Suicide Prevention Charity

02890 624373

Willows Counselling Service

Willows Counselling & Training is a leading provider of counselling services for adults and professional counsellor training in Swindon, Wiltshire and across the UK. With over 32 years’ experience of working in and supporting the community, Willows is passionate about helping and empowering people facing mental health and well-being concerns. As well as a general counselling service, Willows also specialises in abuse and trauma with its complexities. Whether in person, online or by phone, Willows offers a confidential space for people to talk.
A widely recognised and highly respected training agency, Willows run training courses for people to become professional counsellors and for those already working in the profession. From Level 2 Certificate to Level 5 Diploma, Willows training courses run throughout the year. Their training is judged as ‘outstanding’ by their awarding body, the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
They also deliver an annual programme of workshops for Continuing Professional Development. Their workshops cover a variety of engaging subjects and are suitable for anyone to attend. They are led by some of the most sought-after International and National Speakers in the fields of counselling, psychology trauma and mental health.
01793 426 650

Youthshift International

Youthshift International is a Charity organisation that work alongside people facing crisis, young people at risk of offending, young offenders, adult prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, providing Counselling, Mentoring & Coaching, We offer practical, social, relational and spiritual support within prison, through the gates and out in the community. Our programmes are a step-by-step process that helps people identify what it is they really want, what's preventing them from getting it, and how to break through any barriers to take action to start a new life and change their lives forever. Specialised planning, monitoring and feedback is involved. |

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