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Discover our services

For professionals

Whether you are considering joining us, looking for CPD training events, or simply wanting to find out more about us, you are warmly welcome. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.

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Join ACC

We are delighted that you may be considering joining us. We are a UK charity that provides membership services for individuals and organisations involved in professional counselling, psychotherapy and the ministry of pastoral care. We are an ecumenical organisation, welcoming those from Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Christian churches and traditions.

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Upcoming events

We organise professional events related to different aspects of counselling and pastoral care. Most of our events are online which are easy to access, and are open to members and non-members.

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From our journal

Our accord journal is a quarterly publication for members, providing news, information and articles on counselling and pastoral care. We have created this space where we post articles that either otherwise can’t fit within the limited page range of the published journal or they are a sample from a particular issue.

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Careers and jobs

We advertise paid employment opportunities as well as student placements. Although we make sure the person specification does not discriminate against ACC members, we are not responsible for the content of the advertisements and third-party websites, and therefore take no responsibility beyond our legal requirement.

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We welcome paid advertising that is relevant to our membership and is in keeping with our professional Christian ethos and ministry context. At ACC’s sole discretion we may choose to send notifications of events, resources or services by those in similar professions or church ministry areas, especially where these include a discount or other direct benefit for ACC members. Organisational and individual members of ACC have some advertising services included as a benefit of their membership package.