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Senior Professional Members of ACTO have proved 

that they have achieved the highest level of proficiency in online therapy  

As an ACTO Senior Professional Member you will: 

  • Have access to the Membership areas of the ACTO site 
  • Receive our newsletters and professional advice on online therapy 
  • Be able to join the ACTO closed FaceBook group 
  • Join in the conversation about online therapy 
  • Reap the Membership Benefits of ACTO 
  • Have full access to the ACTO International Database (coming soon) 
  • And access the R&D online information hub (also coming soon!) 


  • Be admitted to the ACTO Professional Register as a Senior Professional Member 
  • Have an enhanced entry in the ACTO ‘Find a Therapist’ register on the ACTO site (if requested) 
  • Be consulted on issues of significance in ACTO’s area of expertise. 


ACTO Senior Professional Membership (Level 3) is open to counsellors, psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, CBT therapists etc. who have: 

  i.   completed a core professional training; 

ii.   are qualified therapists, Registered with BACP, UKCP, BPC, BPS, BABCP, NCS * 

iii.  have professional indemnity insurance 

iv.  produced a satisfactory reference from their online clinical supervisor. 

And have completed a Level 3 (Diploma level) course in online therapy with an ACTO Online Training Provider**: 

1. Covering and extending the core ACTO competences; 

  1. Tutor-led teaching;
  1. Including all the elements of theLevel 1 (Certificate level) course  
  1. Incorporate additional elements such as:

               Received personal online therapy of 10+ hours; 

               Address four media for delivering online therapy;

               Presented and demonstrated aspects of their own clinical work;

               Prepared materials for online work 

               Incorporate written worke.g. book reviews, theoretical and clinical papers 

               Presented research

               Studied novel media of online therapy etc.

  1. Producea case study of 2,500 words. 


*  If your Registering body isn’t here, please contact us. 

** You can also become an ACTO Member by ‘Grand-parenting’. Coming soon


If you are unsure what level your course is, please refer to your Online Training Provider who will provide you the information.