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)
  • 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
  • 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 including those offered by our recognised awarding body, AIM.

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