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It’s time to rethink the norms and face the new realities

It’s time to rethink the norms and face the new realities

ACTO patron Anne Stokes and champion of online therapy is challenging our profession to think differently Over the years many of you will have heard of, listened to presentations at conferences, read books or articles by or indeed spoken to Anne Stokes. Anne is a...

New ACTO Chair aims to raise the standards of online therapy

New ACTO Chair aims to raise the standards of online therapy

It is easy to do therapy online; but it is difficult to do therapy online well, Raising standards and making ACTO the go-to place for online counselling and psychotherapy. Those are the two principal goals of ACTO’s new Chair, Adrian Rhodes, who leads the volunteer...

Data Cleansing to comply with GDPR – Private Practice Hub

Data Cleansing to comply with GDPR – Private Practice Hub

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is important to us. But what is GDPR? In short, it is a legal framework which sets out guidelines for collecting, processing and storing any personal information about others obtained during the course of running...

Text, transition and transference

This article first appeared in the December 2019 issue of BACP Children, Young People & Families, published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. BACP 2020©...

Can online therapy mitigate coronavirus?

Can online therapy mitigate coronavirus?

There’s no getting away from the news that is dominating the press at the moment. We are experiencing a global pandemic of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s widespread and it’s a public health crisis. The UK...

ACTO clarification on use of platforms

ACTO clarification on use of platforms

This is ACTO's very short clarification on the use of platforms. We do not have the time or the expertise to say something about every platform. Another reason is that technology changes fast that what we say today may not be true tomorrow. We are pointing towards one...

Anne Stokes on how she became an online counsellor

Anne Stokes on how she became an online counsellor

Our new patron Anne Stokes was one of the first to provide online counselling training in the UK. We asked her to share with us how she became an online counsellor. How were you introduced to online counselling? Just over 20 years ago, a good friend of mine, who I had...

OCTIA 2019 – Were You There?   Jan Stiff

OCTIA 2019 – Were You There? Jan Stiff

Unfortunately, I could not make the time to travel to Manchester but, as delegates can attend OCTIA online, I chose to do just that …. And felt that I got my online fee’s worth. On the OCTIA website the day promised … “The 2019 conference theme is focused towards...

How to keep online therapy safe and secure

How to keep online therapy safe and secure

In early November, The Guardian posted an article about Tim Berners-Lee idea for a new “contract for the web”. Tim Berners-Lee is the founder of the web and he is very concerned with the privacy of online users on the internet. Tim Berners-Lee has launched a global...

Self care when working online    Sarah Worley-James

Self care when working online Sarah Worley-James

Self-care when working online In this age of digital technology, smart phones and improving Wi-Fi signals across the world, it is increasing possible to work across time zones and almost anywhere.  This brings a flexibility and potential to reach out to a wider...

Blog post on ‘Hang Ups’

written by Rachael Klug therapyspace.online ;  tutor for the Academy for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy acadtherapy ; Board member Association for Counsellors and Therapists Online https://acto-org.uk ; mBACP Rachael Klug explores the few highs, but mainly...

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