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About us


A group of online therapists formed the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) in October 2006 because they saw a need for an umbrella organisation in the UK for therapists who practice online.



The practice of psychological therapy online is an exciting and relatively new form of therapy and we believe that it will be the way of the future for many who are seeking or offering emotional help.

ACTO is committed to setting and maintaining the highest standards of therapy in online work.

Who can join

Therapists who are members of ACTO are also members of an established professional body such as the BACP/ UKCP/ HPC, and are working within agreed codes of ethics, including ACTO’s Ethical Code, and having regular supervision (preferably with a supervisor who is trained and experienced in online work). We strongly recommend that our member practitioners have professional indemnity insurance.

All full members of ACTO comply with the above conditions and are qualified and experienced therapists who work online, most of whom have completed further training for online work.

ACTO Board of Directors 2018-19

Sarah Worley-James

Jan Stiff

Pippa Weitz

Adrian Rhodes

Mieke Haveman

Rachael Klug

Annette Valentine


Get in touch

If you would like to get in contact with ACTO please fill out our contact form. If it is directed towards on of the committee members in particular, please state so in your message.

“ACTO is the trading name Association for Counselling and Therapy Online Ltd; Registered address: 19B Front Street, Sacriston, County Durham, DH7 6JS United Kingdom. Registered in England; Company No. 10620417; Although our members may not all be resident within England and Wales any ACTO contract, and the work to which it relates, are subject to the jurisdiction of the laws of England & Wales.”

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