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Membership’s Director Report

ACTO Membership Directors AGM Report May 11th, 2019

Membership Director Jan Stiff


ACTO has seen a distinct increase in ACTO student applications, from all training organisations and a large number through the Academy for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy. We have seen a growth of membership over the past year – total membership now stands at  202 from 185 in 2018


Several new membership categories have been developed  over the year to allow for other professionals who have an interest in online therapy. ACTO has aimed to be as inclusive as possible.  There is a process that each section is required to go through to ensure they are appropriate for membership. New Membership Sections added this year are:

  • Research Student
  • Retired Membership

There are now 7 Membership Categories available

The Organisational membership has increased over the year.

The following are now organisational members of ACTO

  • Dr Julian – Online Counselling Platform for qualified online counsellors
  • Eye to Eye - Young People’s Counselling Service offers a free and confidential counselling to young people aged 10 to 25 years in schools and the community in Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Private Practice Hub - The Private Practice Hub helps therapists and coaches to start and grow their business
  • ORCHA - ORCHA are the world’s largest reviewed health app library.


ACTO aims to keep all members up to date with any changes or projects that are being made or created. Seasonal newsletter aims to ensure this happens

In the event of important information needing to be shared with members before the next newsletter is due, an email will be sent to inform.

Newsletters and emails frequently ask for participation, support, information from members with specific interests and skills. It is hoped that members at all levels will feel confident that they can contact ACTO with any thoughts and ideas they might be able to bring. This is how ACTO is likely to develop and become more diverse.


We are lucky to have Anne Frost as ACTO’s administrator. This has taken a number of hours of workload from the membership director enabling her to give her time to other ACTO projects.