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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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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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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It's a Snow Day - Who Bears the Costs?

When it comes to finances, how do we balance our Business Need with Compassion? Whether it is a sudden snow day travel issue, a client who is left upset or disappointed following their therapy experi...

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Why Practitioners Should Learn About Health and Safety

When considering their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan for the year, an often overlooked but very important part of a therapist’s portfolio is health and safety training, including firs...

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Why You Should Learn About Marketing Your Practice

Training to become a therapist is a huge undertaking, and during your studies you will learn an incredible amount about yourself and how to help your clients. One area in which many therapists find t...

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The Importance of Supervision

Supervision is vital to the practice of counsellors and is a requirement for those who are on the Accredited Register. Supervision is a valuable way of "checking in" with a more experienced practiti...

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  • 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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    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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