Benefits of Individual Membership

  • We believe that counselling is a vocation and want to ensure our members feel valued and supported.
  • We view counselling as a unique vocation where the personal qualities of the counsellor are a key factor to success
  • Membership is treated like a partnership with the Society
  • Our members, in short, are the source of our expertise and we listen to what you have to say and share ideas with all our members.
  • The Society continues to grow and gain recognition
  • We successfully campaigned against the previous Government's regulation plans
  • The Society register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority 
  • Belong to a body which gives you a direct voice in policy - make your voice heard
  • Environmentally conscious with 90% of work done online
  • Friendly and knowledgeable team
  • A team actively involved in PR and networking to raise the profile of the Society and increase members opportunities
  • We recognise you as an individual. You are a name, not a number

Straightforward Application Process

  • Friendly, timely and transparent assessment for membership
  • Dedicated team member to help you with your application
  • Flexibility for full time, part time, paid or volunteer counsellors
  • Membership achievable post-qualification and for part time and volunteer counsellors

Material Benefits

  • Preferential rates to attend events that are part of the NCS CPD training programme 
  • We provide a wide range of client gaining services
  • Affordable membership costs - streamlined administration
  • Ability to apply for tax relief on subscriptions 
  • Monthly e-newsletter that members can contribute to
  • Preferential rates for insurance
  • Use of Society leaflets, pens, brochures and posters
  • Find a Counsellor listing on our website
  • Access to a directory of discounted supervision for student counsellors
  • Access to a directory of discounted personal counselling for student counsellors
  • As a student member of the Society you can apply for the TOTUM card (previously known as NUS Extra)
  • 6 months free listings with Psychology Today
  • Royal Society for Public Health have waived their joining fee for NCS members
  • NCS Members receive a 20% discount on titles from PCCS Books
  • NCS Members receive a 20% discount on Routledge’s products
  • NCS Members receive a 20% discount on Jessica Kingsley Publishers' books
  • NCS Members receive a 30% discount on selected titles with SAGE
  • The NCS is an approved body for those members who wish to explore tax relief
  • The NCS is dedicated to creating and making relevant online CPD courses available to members
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