The National Counselling Society teams up with RSCPP to offer clients more choice

by Kitty Knowles
Tuesday 09 September 2014
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Over a thousand more qualified therapists are now eligible to sign up to RSCPP, following a new partnership formed with the National Counselling Society (NCS).

National Counselling Society LogoRSCPP recently opened its joining criteria to registered, accredited NCS members, widening its national coverage and improving choice for clients.

RSCPP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Snowdon said: "One of our unique selling points is that we have higher membership criteria than other organisations. Partnering with the National Counselling Society will provide RSCPP clients with a wider choice of trained therapists to choose from."

The NCS has therapists of different membership levels, including student members, who receive support with their career progression. RSCPP will only be accepting fully trained and accredited members to ensure the highest quality.

Liz McElligott, Chief Executive of the NCS, said: "Having a partnership with RSCPP means that our registrants can reach more clients, through another route that is easily accessible for members of the public."

She praised the site's "easy to use search tool" and said that the profiles "provide a platform for therapists to clearly set out exactly what they do".

The National Counselling Society's voluntary register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under its Accredited Voluntary Registers (AVR) scheme. This is regulated by independent body, the Professional Standards Authority, who are accountable to Parliament.

"The scheme was set up to provide assurance on the standards of voluntary registers, and is the best way to promote quality within the field of counselling," said McElligott.

The scheme was set up to provide assurance on the standards of voluntary registers, and is the best way to promote quality within the field of counselling

"Being accredited under the AVR scheme offers enhanced protection to anyone looking for counselling services, which will provide clients with peace of mind when searching for an NCS registered therapist."


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Updated 10 September 2014