Association for Counselling and Therapy Online seeks to:
maintain, improve and advance online therapy as a recognised modality
within the profession of psychological therapies
be the representative body for professional online therapists who are members of the Association. Membership of ACTO is open to psychological therapists who have completed their training in the UK or Ireland, who work to the professional guidelines of a UK accrediting body with a complaints procedure, such as BACP, UKCP, HPC etc, and who have undertaken additional training in online therapy. They may conduct their practice either from the UK or from overseas
as an advisory and consultative body in the education and training
of online therapists working in either paid or unpaid settings,
full or part time, with the purpose of raising the standards in
the principles, practice and skills of online therapy for the
benefit of the recipients of online therapy and the wider community
the education of the public in the role that online therapy can
contribute to society in general and provide an alternative for
those whose participation in face to face therapy is disadvantaged
by physical, psychological or social limitations.
Memorandum and Articles of Association are available to view by
clicking this link.