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Benefits of being on ACC register

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Benefits of being on ACC register

  • Being part of 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, to reduce the stigma relating to mental health, and to promote the value of access to counsellors and psychotherapists who identify as Christian.
  • A code of ethics and practice that takes into account working with a client’s religious and spiritual issues in counselling and psychotherapy practice.
  • Being subject to a complaints process which, where possible, resolves complaints through processes that encourage mutual understanding, reparation and professional growth and development.
  • Warm, timely, individual support, with help and advice from a team with professional knowledge and expertise.
  • Receipt of the accord journal, including articles on counselling, psychotherapy and pastoral care/ministry, covering the interrelation between Christian faith, counselling/psychotherapy, and mental and spiritual health and wellbeing.
  • Discount on ACC events.
  • News and professional updates via emails.
  • Free attendance at members forums on different topics relating to counselling and psychotherapy and the Christian faith.
  • Access to members-only resources on ACC’s website.
  • Free entry on ACC’s Find a Counsellor directory and access to a client base who are seeking counsellors and psychotherapists that are Christians.
  • Membership of an Accredited Register under the Professional Standards Authority.
  • Parity with the BACP, UKCP and NCPS accredited members as set out in the SCoPEd framework, January 2022 version (columns A & B) and eligibility for NHS’s Improving
  • Access to Psychological Therapies High Intensity Roles.
  • Professional development and progression through accreditation, including the ability to transfer accreditation gained from other professional bodies.