The ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists). are an independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.
They are committed to safeguarding public interests and promoting high standards of conduct, education and training within the counselling profession. ACCPH members must adhere to a strict ethical code of practice, which includes a commitment to provide counselling in a way that is confidential, respectful and professional.
The ACCPH aim to serve:
- Professionals who hold recognised qualifications completed by home study (distance learning). These being of a specific nationally recognised standard.
- Professionals who hold recognised qualifications from attending a course over some time.
- Members of the public and businesses who use are looking for a qualified counsellor, coach, psychotherapist or hypnotherapist.
The primary goals of the ACCPH are:
- Promoting the skills of therapists and coaches transparently. So professionals can be more accountable.
- To provide members with access to accredited and endorsed courses as well as validated CPD to provide the tools they need to be successful in private practice.
- Giving the public, businesses and employers access verified qualification information of their members.
- To protect practitioners and their clients by promoting ACCPH professional standards and ethics.
What does an endorsement from ACCPH mean?
An endorsement from ACCPH means that once you’ve received your certificate, you’ll be able to apply for membership, which has numerous benefits:
- You can market your skills, qualifications, website, blog and social media transparently to a targeted audience.
- You’ll get the chance to display your professional profile 24/7 in the public domain as proof of your qualification and skills.
- You’ll get discounted insurance rates due to our association with a leading broker - Westminster Indemnity.
- You’ll have access to a substantial range of training from ACCPH’s Accredited Training Providers.
- Professional recognition and acknowledgement of your qualification level, skill and competence
ACCPH and counselling as a profession
There are many reasons why someone might choose to become a counsellor. For some people, it is a way to give back to the community and help others through difficult times. Others may be drawn to counselling because they have personal experience with mental health issues or substance abuse, and they want to help others who are struggling with similar problems.
It can be emotionally demanding but also very rewarding. There are many different types of counselling, each with unique challenges and rewards. No matter what type of counselling you choose to pursue, you can be sure that it will be a career that is both challenging and rewarding. If you have a passion for helping others, then counselling may be the perfect career for you.
There are many different types of counselling available, so you can choose the one that best suits your skills and interests. If you want to help people through tough times, then crisis counselling may be the right choice. If you are passionate about working with children, then child counselling could be the perfect career for you.
You can find out more about ACCPH membership options directly from the ACCPH.