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Counselling organisational membership

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Counselling organisational membership

We welcome applications from counselling organisations and we offer two types of membership:

  • Counselling organisational member (for organisations that provide counselling to the public and/or hybrid services which have trained listeners and counsellors)
  • Counselling training organisational member (for organisations that provide counselling training)
  • Counselling and training organisational member (for organisations that provide both counselling services and counselling training)


The benefits of being an organisational member of ACC include:

  • Belonging to a national Christian professional membership body which holds an accredited register of counsellors under the Professional Standards Authority. When membership is in date, organisational members can display “an organisational member of ACC” and their membership badge on their website.
  • Access to timely help and advice when needed.
  • Having an accountable professional membership, including an external complaints process, under which valid concerns and complaints in relation to ACC’s Ethics and Practice can be reported.
  • Free entry on Find a Counsellor/Organisation directory for counselling organisations and counselling and training organisations.
  • Free advertising on ACC’s website Find a Training Course for introductory, qualifying and specialist training.
  • Free advertising of up to 5 CPD events per calendar year on ACC’s website.
  • Free advertising in the In Touch section of accord journal on a first come, first served basis.
  • Free advertising of paid roles on ACC website and via email to members.
  • Free advertising of counselling placement opportunities.
  • Access to members-only resources on ACC’s website for articles, policies and information, and quarterly accord journal.
  • Free access for staff and volunteers to members forums.
  • Discount on ACC events (for one named person per event).
  • Reduced rate student membership for anyone studying in an affiliated training organisation.


As an organisation, you will be required to adhere to ACC’s Ethics and Practice, and be committed to safe and ethical practice. You will need to agree to ACC’s Statement of Faith and membership Terms and Conditions.

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