Membership Criteria and Levels
Membership is open to all persons with a recognised qualification in counselling, coaching, psychotherapy or hypnotherapy. It is impossible to list all the qualifications here.
As a rough guide we accept all Ofqual, ODLQC and equivalent diplomas and certificates, both home study and attendance based.
We accept people that are registered with other professional bodies. This could be a hypnotherapy diploma recognised by GHR, NCH, etc. It could be a qualification recognised buy BACP, ICF, Association for Coaches and so many other associations or societies. If you are a member of a recognised professional organisations you will be fast-tracked through our system.*
We accept all courses that we accredit.
If in doubt please email us a scan of your qualification along with details of the course and we will let you know if you can join. Please do not telephone your enquiry as we will need time to examine your case.
Only fully qualified members will be issued with a digital badge to advertise the ACCPH member status on their website, social media and business stationery. This does mean that student members are not issued with a badge. However they are allowed to state that they are a student member of ACCPH.
It is a requirement of all members regardless of their level that they download and read the Code of Ethics and Practice for Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists. There is a solemn declaration in this to uphold the Code of Ethics and Practice. It is taken that by joining ACCPH you are accepting all conditions within this document.
Code of Ethics and Practice
Membership Criteria of all Levels
Please download the Membership Application Form and complete it. Either email or post it and the required copy documents to us. We will usually confirm membership by email within 3 working days after we receive them. (Please allow 10 days if your course is not Ofqual, ODLQC regulated or from a training provider we need to check on).
Make no payment until you receive an email from us that you have been accepted as a member and at what level.
You will be sent an email confirming your membership. It will contain a link to follow to make your membership payment via PayPal. After your initial payment has been received you will be automatically billed and charged on the same date annually via PayPay. We prefer this method as we have none of your card details, etc. so you can be assured that no card fraud can originate from our office.
If you prefer you can pay using a Debit or Credit card over the phone or by bank transfer.
You will get a link to our private membership area so that you can set up your profile once payment has been confirmed.
*Fast-track: If you are a member of a recognised professional body and applying for Accredited or Senior Membership all you need to do is email us a link to your entry on their site. You do not need to send the Application Form straight away or copies of your qualifications. (They must be sent later). You can proceed straight to the payments page. PAYMENTS
Please note the special opening discounts available on membership fees. Limited offer.
Full details are on the download below.
Membership Application Form
There are five levels of individual member:
A member in training – in the process of studying for their ACCPH accredited or Ofqual awarding body qualification. As soon as the student has completed their training and a qualification has been issued they can apply for their membership status to be upgraded to Member or Accredited Member status.
Student membership is usually for a maximum 1 year. If you are attending a 2 year course please let us know so that we can extend your student membership.
Student Membership is £25.
Members of ACCPH are required to sign up to our Standards & Quality Charter and complete their CPD obligations of a minimum 20 hours per annum and supervision for their first 3 years of membership – if self-employed.
£65 per annum. Special offer 1 year: £50; 2 years £95
Accredited Member (AMACCPH)
These are members that have completed an ACCPH or other nationally accredited course. They must have attended a minimum hours of face-to-face training and completed satisfactory supervised case studies.
Accredited Members of ACCPH are required to sign up to our Standards & Quality Charter and complete their CPD obligations of a minimum 20 hours per annum. Newly qualified members are required to have supervision for their first 3 years of membership – if self-employed. (Members working within a company may have their supervidion from a senior colleague).
Accredited Membership is
£80 per annum Special offer 1 year: £65; 2 years £125
Senior Member (SMACCPH)
Senior Members are also expected to have a niche or specialist area in which they work. They also undertake to give advice to other members in their specialism.
Senior Members of ACCPH are required to sign up to our Standards & Quality Charter and complete their CPD obligations of a minimum 25 hours per annum.
Senior Membership is £95 per annum Special offer 1 year: £75; 2 years £145
Fellows are also expected to have a niche or specialist area in which they work. They also undertake to give advice to other members in their specialism
Fellows of ACCPH are required to sign up to our Standards & Quality Charter and complete their CPD obligations of a minimum 20 hours per annum.
Fellow Membership is £125 per annum (you cannot apply for Fellow status – it is granted by the Governing Committee)