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Join ACC

Join ACC

Become an ACC member

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.

We currently offer the following memberships:

We also award Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship in recognition of the contributions that individuals have made towards the work of ACC and the wider world of counselling and pastoral care. They are gifted by ACC towards the individuals, which means they cannot be applied for.

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ACC membership

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Counselling membership

We are a Christian professional counselling and psychotherapy body that works with other professional bodies and stakeholders to enhance the safety of members of the public seeking counselling services. We are committed to reducing the stigma relating to mental health, and to promoting the value of access to counsellors and psychotherapists who identify as Christian. If you value being part of such an organisation, we would be delighted to welcome your application to become a member.

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Pastoral care membership

The work of ACC Pastoral Care has a strong emphasis on enabling individuals, churches and organisations to develop good practice. We endeavour to be a Christian resource that enables the missional purpose, potential and practice of pastoral care to be developed. Pastoral care membership provides opportunities to:

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Become a friend

We welcome you to become a friend of ACC if you are:

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Coaching membership

We are delighted to have in our sights a new membership offering for coaches and mentors who are Christian and want to belong to an organisation that values the integration of psychological wellbeing with faith and spirituality for the benefit of people of all faiths and none. 

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Spiritual direction membership

We are delighted to have in our sights a new membership offering for spiritual directors within the Christian tradition and want to belong to an organisation that values the ministry and gifting of spiritual direction and sees it within the broader framework of psychologically and spirituality informed wholeness and wellbeing.