Membership Criteria

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/logo 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.

Download Code of Ethics and Practice for Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists.

 

Code of Ethics and Practice

Membership Criteria for 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).

Please post the Application Form to:

124A Birling Road, Erith, Kent, DA8 3HZ. This is our clearance office. If you post it to our Dartford office it will take two days longer to process.

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 our PayPal gateway. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use the payment gate way. You may use a debit or credit card. 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.

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

Full details are on the download below.

ACCPH Membership Application form Standards for Training and Education

 

Membership Application Form

Prior Attainment and Experience

We can sometimes take into account prior studies and job experience  to take you up a grade. A classic example would be:

You are a teacher with 15 years experience as a Form Tutor and you take a Home Study Counselling course. The course will allow you to join as a Member but the 15 years of being a Form Tutor would allow you to join as an Accredited Member.

Another example could be:

You have just finished a Level 4 Life Coaching course online. This allows you to become a Member. But you have qualification in Human Resources and have spent years helping people with their problems. Again this will allow you to become Accredited.

Other ways to rise through the Membership Levels

If you join as a Member and see clients continually for 3 years you may apply to become an Accredited Member. You may do the same from Accredited Member to Senior Member – it takes just 3 years of continuous practice. (We will require evidence).

If you take an attendance course before the 3 years and we accept it – you will automatically be allowed to move up a Level.

There are five levels of individual member:

Student 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.

You will get a profile page and a Certificate of Membership. You do not get a digital badge/logo.

Student Membership is £25.

 

Member (MACCPH)

Membership criteria: All members of ACCPH get this digital badgeThese members will have completed an ACCPH or other nationally accredited Home Study course – with no face-to-face teaching.

Members of ACCPH are required to sign up to our Standards & Quality Charter and complete CDP annually, (if required). They should also seek supervision when required during their first 3 years of membership.

You will get a profile page, a Certificate of Membership and digital badges/logos.

Membership is £50 per annum.

 

Accredited Member (AMACCPH)

Membership criteria: All accredited members of ACCPH get this digital badgeThese 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, if appropriate).

Accredited Members of ACCPH are required to sign up to our Standards & Quality Charter and are expected to undertake CPD and supervision as required.  (Members working within a company may have their supervision from a senior colleague).

You will get a profile page, a Certificate of Membership and digital badges/logos.

Accredited Membership is £65 per annum

 

Senior Member (SMACCPH)

Membership criteria: All senior members of ACCPH get this digital badgeThese are Accredited Members who have gone on to complete accredited advanced training in their specialist area. Or they will have been in practice for a minimum of three years.

Senior Members may have a niche or specialist area in which they work. They also undertake to give advice to other members in their specialism. All Senior Members will automatically become Registered Supervisors of ACCPH. However; they can decline this role.

Senior Members of ACCPH are required to sign up to our Standards & Quality Charter and undertake annual CPD.

You will get a profile page, a Certificate of Membership and digital badges/logos.

Senior Membership is £75 per annum

 

Fellow (FACCPH)

Membership criteria: All Fellows of ACCPH get this digital badgeAll Fellows are Accredited Members who have been granted an extra award based on special contribution to their field or an extended length of continual practice.

Fellows are also expected to have a niche or specialist area in which they work. They also undertake to give advice to other ACCPH members in their specialism. All Fellows are automatically Registered Supervisors of ACCPH. They are expected to be active in promoting ACCPH and recruiting new members.

Fellows of ACCPH are required to sign up to our Standards & Quality Charter and complete their annual CPD requirement.

You will get a profile page, a Certificate of Membership and digital badges/logos.

Fellow Membership is £95 per annum (you cannot apply for Fellow status – it is granted by the Governing Committee)