What is right for you? Why counselling and how to choose a therapist.

Why counselling? One in five people in Britain will engage in counselling at some point during their lives, meaning that at least one in three people will contemplate going for counselling. During ...

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NCS and NAPAC launch new e-learning course today

The National Counselling Society (NCS) and the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) have partnered to offer a new online training course written by NAPAC ‘Working with Adult Sur...

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April is Stress Awareness Month

“AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!” - Ever felt like shouting that at the top of your voice? At one time or another (or at many times) I bet we’ve all done it to relieve the stress we’ve felt. Almost everyon...

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What is an Accredited Register?

An Accredited Register is the result of the programme set up by the Department of Health and administered by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) who are an independent body, accountable to Parl...

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Some things in life are Free!

We, the National Counselling Society (NCS), believe that membership of a professional association is essential as it not only gives confirmation of professional standing to individual practitioners bu...

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I’m training to be a counsellor, should I join your professional association?

There are lots of benefits to joining a professional association as a student. We understand it can be a very stressful time with deadlines looming, endless books to read and placements to find - we'r...

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Welcome Aboard to The University of Nottingham

A very warm welcome on board to our newest Training School Provider, The University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham's position as a world-class University is confirmed by its ranking in ...

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Finding a counsellor

Where should I look for a counsellor? You can search for a counsellor on the National Counselling Society's (NCS) UK counselling directory which can be found on the find a counsellor page. The searc...

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  • 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 at over 120 venues across the the UK.

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