NCS | CPD

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

The Society defines CPD ‘as a range of learning activities through which professional counsellors grow and develop throughout their careers to ensure that they retain their ability to practise safely, ethically and legally within their evolving scope of practice’.


We have a calendar of CPD events which is available exclusively to NCS members at concessional prices.

Sample of our 2022 CPD calendar

  • Understanding the Dark Triad of Personality in Life, Work and Relationships
  • Working with Suicide and suicidal Ideation
  • Healing Complex PTSD: the Brain Science of Recovery
  • Understanding Personality Disorders Diagnosis / Intervention Strategies
  • Working with Self-Harm and Self-Sabotage
  • Applied EFT
  • Depression, the Brain and Recovery
  • Understanding the Dark Triad of Personality in Life, Work and Relationships
  • Addiction, the Brain and Recovery
  • Understanding and Managing Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout
  • Turn Your Knowledge into Profitable Information Products
  • Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Single Session Therapy: Help at the Point of Need
  • An Introduction to PTSD and Trauma
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
  • Working with Adolescent / Adult Mental Health
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
  • Key principles of Strategic Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
  • Treating Chronic Stress
  • Trauma, the Brain and Recovery
  • Time Perspective and Timeline applications in Therapy and Coaching
  • Working with Anxiety and Chronic Stress
  • Understanding and Application of Solution Focused Therapy Principles
  • Self-Talk and Psycholinguistics in Therapy
  • Understanding Personality Disorders and Types for Therapy and Coaching work (Day One)
  • Understanding Personality Disorders Diagnosis / Intervention Strategies (Day Two)
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
  • Developing Self-Acceptance
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Hidden Disorder
  • Understanding and Application of Solution Focused Therapy Principles
  • Self-Talk and Psycholinguistics in Therapy
  • Rapid Inductions

If you are a member or non-member looking to add to your skills and CPD hours, and would like to attend other courses in your area that have Accredited, Quality Checked or Advanced Specialist Training status with the National Counselling Society, you can search these courses via training provider name or location on our Find a Course page of the website.

  • 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 across the the UK.

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