NCS Links to Professional Organisations
All our therapists are registered with their relevant professional organisation.
These websites are full of information about what to expect when working with a particular practitioner;
The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) is the professional organisation for art therapists in the UK. It works to promote art therapy and provides professional support and advice to its members. The BAAT represents art therapy within national organisations and has a growing international profile.
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutritional Therapist.
The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is the largest professional organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists and the prime partner in projects with national and local organisations, bodies and groups.
The British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth), established in 1977, is the professional body for Dramatherapists in the United Kingdom. Dramatherapy is a diverse profession and it is important to ensure that those who practice it are maintaining the standards that we as a professional body uphold.
The British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA), founded in 1988, is the only professional association for infertility counsellors and counselling in the UK, seeking to promote the highest standards of counselling for those considering or undergoing fertility investigations and treatment.
British Psychological Society (BPS) and its members develop, promote and apply psychology for the public good. We enhance the efficiency and usefulness of psychologists by setting high standards of professional education and knowledge. We cover all areas of psychological research and practice.
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) was established with government support to regulate the following complementary therapies: Alexander Technique teaching, Aromatherapy, Bowen Therapy, Cranosacral Therapy, Healing, Hypnotherapy, Massage Therapy, Microsystems Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Nutritional Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports Therapy and Yoga Therapy.
The Complementary Therapists Association; the CThA is a leading professional association representing complementary and spa therapists in the UK and Ireland.
The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has 50 years of experience, the FHT is an organisation for qualified, experienced and insured complementary, holistic beauty and sports therapists where you can learn about a range of popular treatments from aromatherapy to reflexology, massage to reiki, kinesiology to the Bowen technique, sports massage to taping and strapping, Ayurveda to holistic facials, and many more.
The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) are the UK’s largest and most prominent organisations within the field of Hypnotherapy and together present an exemplary model for the simultaneous protection of the public and the provision of practitioner credibility and services. The GHSC is responsible for overseeing the criteria for the ongoing registration of individual practitioners within the GHR, all complaints brought by the public against such registered practitioners and for the assessment and accreditation of hypnotherapy training courses which lead to that registration.
The aims of Independent Professional Therapists International (IPTI) are to provide a meeting ground for all therapists who, each in their several ways, have as a common aim, the well being of others and to seek to overcome the barriers which have arisen on our diverse profession and to bring together therapists working throughout the world. Membership is open to all who are qualified to engage in the professional practise of Health, Fitness, Beauty, Alternative and Complementary therapies
The Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage (ISRM) was formed by Mel Cash (Head of LSSM). Although only recently established the origins of the Institute go back to 1989 when the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) set up the first externally validated qualification in Sport & Remedial Massage: a qualification that is now the benchmark for quality training in this sector of complementary healthcare.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the global support network for professional coaches. Whether it’s Life Coaching, Executive Coaching, Leadership or other skilled Coaching, ICF leads the global community in advancing the profession. Founded in 1995 and today with over 25000 members, our purpose is to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. We envision a future in which coaching will be an integral part of society and ICF members will represent the highest quality in professional coaching. ICF is working toward this goal by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches
International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) is an international co-operative association of aligned NLP Trainers and Master trainers who have agreed to abide by and uphold INLPTA's standards of quality, professionalism and ethics in their NLP training and in the conduct of their NLP business.
The National Counselling Society was set up in 1999 by a group of counsellors, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists and psychologists. Our belief is that counselling (and related therapies) should be seen as a vocation (not just a job but a worthy occupation) and that the relationship between counsellor and client is important for the outcome of therapy.
The Reiki Council; the lead advisory body for Reiki Practitioners in the UK
The Society of Teachers of The Alexander Technique (STAT) was founded in the UK in 1958 by teachers who were trained personally by FM Alexander. It aims to provide the highest standards of teacher training and professional practice. Our teaching members are registered (MSTAT) to teach the Technique after completing an approved three-year training course, or having reached a standard approved by STAT and are required to adhere to the Society’s published Code of Professional Conduct and Competence
Promoting sound knowledge and best practice in the workplace International Stress Management Association (ISMA) is a registered charity and the professional association for stress management practitioners in the UK. ISMA promotes the Charter for Wellbeing and Performance and trains members in its implementation.
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Our membership includes over 7,800 individual therapists and more than 70 training and accrediting organisations.
The UK Reiki federation; an independent federation of individuals who have been attuned to Reiki, with the objective of providing support and guidance to Reiki Professionals and to the public, with particular reference to education and training, and the public practice of Reiki
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