Welcome to   

The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) online CPD portal.

We’re here to support your ongoing professional development.  If you’re a counsellor, healthcare professional, teacher, or in any role where understanding and confidently talking about emotional or mental health can make a difference, our courses can help you.

We look forward to accompanying you on your journey of continual learning and growth.


What We Do

Our CPD courses can help you add counselling skills to your toolkit and come with certification direct from the Society.

The Society holds an Accredited Register of counsellors and psychotherapists recognised by the Professional Standards Authority. Most importantly, our CPD courses are designed by the Society, so you won’t find them anywhere else. The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society is also a member of CPD UK – the CPD Certification Service.

Courses for


Courses for

Public-Facing Roles

Online Courses   

Why Learn Online?

The appeal of online courses stems from their flexibility and accessibility, making them an ideal resource for professionals to fulfil their CPD requirements. These courses adapt to your unique schedule and pace, offering a customisable learning experience that traditional classroom settings often can’t provide.

The beauty of learning online and at your own pace is that it affords you the time to fully absorb and understand the material being presented. This approach enables you to maximise the benefits of the activities and training tools offered by the course.

Moreover, online learning provides you with the freedom to revisit the content as often as you like until you are confident in your understanding. Alternatively, it allows you to swiftly move to the next topic whenever you’re ready, without being held back by the pace of others.

As a member of CPD UK, we assure you that our certified courses have undergone rigorous quality checks by an independent organisation. This means you can trust in the value of the learning experiences we provide.

Why Us?   

Why Choose the NCPS?

The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) is one of the leading professional associations in the UK within the profession of counselling and psychotherapy. We’re proud to hold an Accredited Register that is recognised by the Professional Standards Authority, an organisation directly accountable to Parliament, affirming our credibility and the high quality of our organisation.

Our Register boasts a diverse network of practitioners, ranging from newly minted counsellors to seasoned professionals with decades of experience. In crafting our CPD courses, we tap into this vast pool of expertise, as well as collaborate with our partner organisations. This collective wisdom and experience shapes our unique course content, ensuring they are both practical and effective.

Choosing to study an online CPD course with NCPS means you’ll be immersing yourself in learning materials that have been meticulously designed with our specific values and expertise at their core. The breadth of knowledge and practical skills provided in our courses can be a powerful asset in your professional development, allowing you to stand out in your field and better serve your clients or students.

Our CPD courses focus on expanding your counselling skills and deepening your knowledge about a broad range of mental health-related subjects. These courses are unique to the Society, meaning you’ll be exploring content that’s been designed with our specific expertise and values in mind.

When you complete any of our courses, you’ll receive a certificate directly from the Society. This recognition of your learning and commitment is an important part of your professional development journey.

Moreover, as a member of CPD UK (the CPD Certification Service), we remain committed to offering valuable and respected learning experiences in the field of counselling and mental health.

Additionally, studying with NCPS means joining a supportive community dedicated to shared learning and professional growth. Our commitment to quality and ongoing learning makes us a trusted choice for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of counselling and mental health.

Join us in this enriching journey of learning and growth, and empower your career with the knowledge and skills gained through our CPD courses.

A Better Service   

Why is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) important?

Organisations like the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), the General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), and a wide range of other professional associations often necessitate proof of consistent CPD. This isn’t merely a formality. It’s a means of ensuring you’re continuously developing and refining your skills and knowledge, thereby enhancing the service you provide to the public.

In an ever-evolving professional landscape, demonstrating a commitment to CPD has become integral to maintaining your professional registration. It’s about showing you’re engaged, up-to-date, and invested in delivering the best possible service in your role.

Pursuing CPD in counselling skills and related topics can have a profound impact beyond meeting professional requirements. It can greatly enrich your work with the public, providing you with a deeper understanding and a broader set of tools to address mental health or emotional concerns within your professional role.

Studying with the NCPS offers another unique advantage. Our courses are designed by experts in the field, drawing on a wealth of practical experience and the latest research. This ensures you’re learning from credible sources and gaining insights that are directly applicable to your work.

CPD is not just about compliance—it’s about growth, improvement, and a commitment to providing the best service to the public. With NCPS, you can confidently embark on this journey of continuous learning and professional development.

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