Counselling Training. ACC have several training agencies who are affiliated to the organisation. This means that they are Christian and have agreed to our Statement of Faith. Our training agencies teach Christian counselling although this is not confined to one model; there are a variety of models across the agencies.
The core training is validated by external awarding bodies. The main two we work with are CPCAB and NOCN. Some training agencies also have courses validated by Higher Education Institutions.
Most courses are also validated by ACC and therefore are regarded as credible Christian Courses.
There are different frameworks for the delivery of courses according to which awarding body has given validation. However as a general guide the following applies:
As part of an ACC approved course you will be offered membership of ACC at advantageous rates and you could benefit from the help and support of others who are on a similar journey. This will help you to explore the subject more fully and confirm is this is your ministry.
Whether or not you are on an ACC approved training course you may wish to join ACC as a student member, progressing to membership of ACC’s student register when you begin your placement. Through our student membership you could benefit from the help and support of others who are on a similar journey. This will help you to explore the subject more fully and confirm is this is your ministry.
ACC Counsellors have a Christian worldview, generally expressed in the words of the creed, they are from a wide range of Christian traditions. A fuller description is included in What is Counselling?