The website for online counsellors and their clients (ACTO)


Welcome to the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).

We are a professional and user-friendly association of psychological therapists who work online.

If you are looking for online counselling or online supervision , we hope you will find our online directories useful.

All ACTO members hold an appropriate qualification, work within a professional code of ethics and uphold the highest ethical principles in their online practice. Membership is open only to those who gained their original counselling qualifications in the United Kingdom.

If you are working as an online counsellor or online therapist, gained your original counselling qualification in the UK and are looking for the support and backing of a professional online counselling association, please consider joining us. Our principal aims are to promote, improve and advance online counselling and therapy.

We aim to make this website interesting and informative and hope you enjoy your visit.

Please take a moment to give us feedback on the areas that you found most useful.


OCTIA Ltd in collaboration with BACP, will be presenting their 8th Conference from The Watershed, Bristol and online on April 16th .
The theme for 2016 is Relational Depth and Flexibility when working online.
We are delighted that
Cathy Watts
Helen Rutherford
John Ryder
Catherine Simpson
have agreed to be our Speakers.
To find out more about our Speakers click on their individual names
ACTO members are receiving a discount and their tickets costs will be only £100

As a bonus we are also introducing, for the first time, for those who attend our Friday evening gathering the opportunity to listen to Susanne Irving of Gamcare. Her presentation was so well received at last year’s conference that she has agreed to return to speak about her experience of working online with groups.
This presentation will not be streamed so do come along and join us on Friday evening.
Booking forms for the Conference are available from the Octia website