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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!

Early Support Hubs: A Step Forward in Mental Health Care for UK's Children & Young People

The NCPS welcomes the UK government's recent announcement of nearly £5 million in funding for early support hubs. This marks a significant step forward in addressing the mental health crisis among chi...

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The COSMO Study: NCPS Responds

As children across the UK are settling back into their school routines in what is now largely considered a post-Pandemic world, a crisis is looming: the mental health of our young people. The COVID So...

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NCPS Responds: NHS Talking Therapies Review identifies Barriers in Accessing Care

The NHS Race and Health Observatory have recently published a hugely important independent review on 'Ethnic Inequalities in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)'.The findings that peopl...

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ADHD Awareness month: October 1 - October 31, 2023

From our Neurodiversity Ambassador, Claire Thompson I have previously written about my experiences as an autistic adult working with autistic clients in therapy. As this is ADHD awareness month, I was...

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Coalition launches toolkit for psychological therapies training to broaden diversity in the sector

A toolkit for psychological therapies training is being launched by the Coalition for Inclusion and Anti-Oppressive Practice, to help the UK counselling and psychotherapy sectors better understand and...

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No Child Left Behind: Why every child needs access to the right kind of support for them

As the school bells ring again to signal the start of a new academic year, for many children and young people in the UK, this doesn't symbolise the anticipated return to a familiar routine. Instead, i...

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Timely mental health support: A moral and economic imperative, supported by science

In a recent study by ieso Digital Health, conducted in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University NHS Trust and York Health Economics Consortium, data has emerged that lends robust support to somet...

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Talking therapy could cut hospital stays for diabetes patients - supporting our Direct Access to Counselling Campaign In a study conducted at Barts Health NHS Trust and East London Foundation Trust, clinicians have revealed the significant potential of mental health treatment in redu...

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Supporting registered managers in social care

Content warning: This blog contains references to suicide, which some readers may find upsetting.It’s not often discussed that some of the people hardest hit by COVID-19 were struggling even before th...

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