NCPS | Organisations

Thank you for your Interest in Partnering with the NCPS

The NCPS recognises the importance of supporting a variety of organisations in the key role they have to play in the development of our profession.

We are delighted to work with and support many Organisational Members from a diverse variety of backgrounds, all bringing with them invaluable expertise and experience from different areas of mental health and wellbeing.

The creation of mutually beneficial relationships in this way enables a strong collective voice to be heard and improves, broadens and deepens understanding and knowledge for all involved and the wider community.

Read more about our types of Organisational Membership and how to apply below.

Types of Organisational Membership

  • Organisational Member (OM)

    We welcome organisations of any size which share our values and ethos and work within the wider field of wellbeing, mental health, and/or counselling and psychotherapy. The organisation does not need to provide counselling services.

    Being an Organisational Member does not confer a mark of accreditation or approval by the Society. Instead, it functions more as a partnership of reciprocal support and encouragement.

    The benefits of organisational membership are mutual support and growth, sharing of communications where relevant, and the ability to work together on projects and keep each other informed.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please fill out the following form:

  • Recognised Counselling Service (RCS)

    A Recognised Counselling Service is an organisation which provides direct counselling services to clients and has at least two registrants on the Society's Accredited Register. Gaining this status is a mark of quality and recognition offered by the Society.

    The Society undertakes a rigorous checking process before recognising a service. This includes (but is not limited to) proof of insurance, a proper complaints process, abiding by our Code of Ethics and an understanding that the service could be subject to audit.

    The benefits of being an RCS include the public assurance provided that the service has been vetted and approved by the Society, as well as the support the Society may offer the service.

    Our Organisational members agree to abide by the Society's Code of Ethics which demonstrates to peers and the public that, as an organisation, they are committed to safe and ethical practice. If you're interested in joining our other partners and working with the Society to support and grow your organisation, we look forward to hearing from you.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please fill out the following form:

  • Trusted Resource (TR)

    Organisational members who run, for example, a library of counselling or psychotherapy related resources for counsellors can get in touch with us to find out about our Trusted Resource recognition. Trusted Resource recognition cannot be applied to training courses, regular training events or any activities that would otherwise require training provider recognition. It can be applied to things like short one-off lectures, journal articles/reference libraries, guest speakers events etc.

    Resources must be high quality (evidenced by positive, legitimate customer reviews) and be produced by relevant qualified/experienced professionals. The organisation must have a robust privacy policy and relevant insurance (if applicable) in place. A random sampling of content will be verified by a Society Officer.

    To apply please contact

Benefits of Organisational Membership?

The Benefits of being an Organisational Member of the NCPS are:

  • We support counselling as a unique vocation - our members feel valued and supported
  • The opportunity for collaboration e.g. referral schemes
  • Belong to a body which gives you a direct voice in policy - make your voice heard
  • Friendly and knowledgeable team
  • Direct access to our thousands of members
  • Straightforward application
  • Timely and transparent assessment for membership
  • A dedicated team at the Society to help with your application
  • Use of the NCPS logo on your website
  • Receive, contribute and ability to advertise in our member exclusive e-magazine
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    Find a Counsellor

    If you're looking for a counsellor, you can search our register by location or name, and you can also check whether someone is on the NCPS accredited register.

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    Train as a Counsellor

    Use our Find a Course tool to find the nearest training providers who offer NCPS Accredited, Advanced Specialist, Quality Checked or CPD courses. These courses are currently run across the UK.

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