New Training Opportunities For NCS Members

We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with our latest organisational member, The EMDR Centre, to offer an exclusive training opportunity for NCS members. We are aware that in the pa...

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Why a Counselling Specialty?

You have put in the hard work and are enjoying a new and exciting career as a counsellor or psychotherapist, so why does it pay to then think about a specialism? Although some of us may shy away fro...

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Life after GDPR deadline……

Just like the millennium hype the introduction of GDPR has come and gone without a hitch. Pre the GDPR deadline our inboxes were bombarded by privacy policies and opt in options for everything from ...

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development, commonly abbreviated to CPD, describes the ongoing learning that contributes to an individual’s knowledge and skills, and enhances their ability to perform within ...

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The Importance of a Counselling Contract

A ‘counselling contract’ (or a ‘counselling agreement’) is a mutual agreement between the counsellor and the client in which the outline of the therapeutic working alliance is presented. A counselli...

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New Online CPD Course - Ethical Practice

Further to the launch of our new Code of Ethics in January 2018, the Society is delighted to announce that we have created a new Online CPD course designed to complement the Code. Ethical Practice ha...

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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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Be Safe Out There!

There is an estimated 6.8 million people working alone in the UK. Internationally, this figure is much higher and is expected to rise as the continued change in working habits forces more remote worki...

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Keeping Records

One of the things our team at the Society run into time and time again when assessing audits of practice and applications for membership is a lack of record keeping, or confusingly and poorly kept rec...

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