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 2021 CPD calendar

  • Understanding Personality Disorders and Traits for Therapy and Coaching work
  • LGBTQ Awareness
  • Healthy Boundaries; How to Create & Maintain Them
  • Working with Self-Harm and Self Sabotage
  • Feelings and Needs: Introduction to the Language of Compassionate Communication (NVC)
  • Self-Relations Therapy & Generative Trance
  • Polyvagal Theory in the Therapy Room
  • Mindfulness & Self-Hypnosis for Change and Personal Development
  • An Introduction to Hypnosis for Coaches and Healthcare Professionals (2 Day)
  • Avoiding Burnout: How To Help Your Clients Create Emotional Resilience
  • The Power of Personal History
  • An Introduction to Human Development
  • Understanding and Application of Solution Focused Therapy Principles
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • An Introduction to Gestalt & Parts Therapy
  • Rape & Sexual Assault Counselling inc Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Working with Adolescent/Adult Mental Health
  • Turn Your Knowledge into Profitable Information Products
  • Workshop on a Single Session and One At a Time Therapy
  • Time Perspective and Timeline Applications in Therapy & Coaching
  • Setting Up in Successful Private Practice
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • LGBTQ Awareness
  • An Introduction to PTSD & Trauma
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts & the Inner Critical Voice
  • Managing & Understanding Compassion Fatigue & Secondary Trauma
  • Personality & Personality Disorders
  • The Rise of Cannabis
  • Applied EFT (2 Day)
  • Working with Stuck & Resistant Clients
  • Key Principles of Strategic Therapy & Motivational Interviewing
  • LGBT+ Affirmative Therapist Training
  • Child Sexual Abuse: How To Work with Adult Survivors
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder & Panic Attacks
  • Mindfulness & Self-Hypnosis for Change and Personal Development
  • Understanding Personality Disorders and Traits for Therapy & Coaching Work
  • An Introduction to Solution Oriented Therapy
  • An Introduction to Gestalt and Parts Therapy

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.

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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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