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Online Training Providers

ACTO Online Training Provider Members

All ACTO Online Training Providers offer a range of online therapy and supervision training courses.  To be eligible for ACTO Online Training Provider membership they offer at least one 'ACTO Approved course', that meets the criteria for qualifying students to apply for ACTO Professional membership. The basis for this criteria is that the course is a minimum of 80 hours certified training across all four formats; video, audio, email and live chat.

Offers a variety of certificated training courses and workshops for therapists and supervisors to work online. The training provisions offer delegates the option of participating online, in either lone study (supported by the course tutor) which can be arranged at any point within a calendar year, or a second option of participating in an experiential online group course, which takes place a frequent intervals during a calendar year.

We offer a wide range of courses training you to work therapeutically online, suiting you and your organisation's needs. These include a General Certificate in Online Counselling course (60 hours) - ideal for working in organisations, a Diploma (and a Modular Diploma) in Online Counselling and Psychotherapy (around 300 hours) - ideal for service managers and those in private practice, a Diploma in Digital Supervision, as well as courses on the use of ProReal Virtual Reality, CBT Online, Working with Children and Young People and a whole range of short CPD courses.The Modular Diploma in Online Counselling and Psychotherapy which takes into account prior learning and experience.

The Online Therapy Institute offers a 30 hour BACP Endorsed Specialist Certificate in Online Therapy (email, chat, audio, video and blended technologies), and a 30 hour Foundation Course in CyberCulture. Taken together for a full 60 hour training grants the student a Certified Cyber Facilitator credential. All training is held completely online, is self-paced to fit around other work and life commitments,

Other Online Training Providers

There are other online training providers whom you may wish to undertake training with.  Please note that if you wish to apply for ACTO Professional membership once qualified, the course you complete needs to meet ACTO's eligibility criteria of a minimum of 80 hours certified training across all four formats; video, audio, email and live chat.


ACTO recommends that all its members should have specific training before working online professionally. We list training online training providers above which offer this training. In addition some university counsellor training courses include modules which introduce working online. However, in line with BACP, ACTO does not believe that online work is suitable for the newly trained psychological therapist and have listed training courses which are only open to trained and experienced therapists.