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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!

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a £2bn increase in mental health funding by 2023-24. The money is part of an extra £20bn for NHS England announced by Theresa May in the summer, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland getting proportional extra funding. Some of this money is to be allocated towards:

– ‘comprehensive’ mental health support being available in every large A&E department

– funding for more mental health ambulances

– greater access to community services for people with mental health problems

– specialist crisis teams linking schools, social services and young people’s mental health services

– teams in schools supporting people with mild and moderate mental health problems.

We will be calling on the Chancellor to work with the Accredited Register programme and to make use of the readily available workforce that is already in place with properly trained counsellors, yet being underused.

You can read more on this, including the report on Accredited Registers in the wider workforce, and how putting resources to good use can bring benefits to the public.

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    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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    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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