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ACTO is the leading organisation for online therapy and online therapists.

ACTO promotes, maintains and improves online counselling and psychotherapy as a recognised method of therapeutic delivery within the mental health professions. This website is a key resource for those working online or considering working online. If you are looking for an online therapist, or a supervisor, go to our directories of qualified practitioners.

LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & BLOGS
  • Why a business risk assessment is important for your practice
    Why a business risk assessment is important for your practice Cyber security experts Mel Wilson and Dave Holden recently gave an informative presentation to ACTO members as to why a business risk assessment is important for counsellors and therapists. Mel and Dave emphasised that risk assessment is about making choices based on the level of […]
  • A bite of a moveable feast: Some logistic and therapeutic considerations for the online school therapy group
    Therapeutic groups in schools can be a fantastic way for children to develop empathy, find peer support, and process feelings and experiences. The recent pandemic has not only disrupted children’s usual support network and school experience, but also created the need for developing new ways of enabling social connection and group experiences. When physical distancing […]
  • Safeguarding Children & Young People While Working Online – September 17th
    Workshop with Sally Evans and Andrew Reeves This workshop is the first in a series which is focusing on working with Children & Young People online and is a collaboration between ONLINEVENTS and ACTO. About this event In this 2 hour workshop, there will be input from Sally and Andrew as they share their learnings […]
  • Thinking of using video games therapeutically?
    Qualified Counsellor Ellie Finch explores the benefits & key considerations when using video games for working with younger clients. Perhaps, like me, you’ve experienced the children and young people you work with talk with enthusiasm about games like Minecraft or Fortnite – and could see how much using a video game therapeutically could engage them […]
What is online counselling

Online counseling is a form of professional mental health counseling that is generally performed through the internet. Computer aided technologies are used by the trained professional counsellors and individuals seeking counselling services to communicate rather than conventional face-to-face interactions. It includes video, audio, email and text therapy.

What are the benefits of online counseling?

Online counseling is a form of professional mental health counseling that is generally performed through the internet. Computer aided technologies are used by the trained professional counsellors and individuals seeking counselling services to communicate rather than conventional face-to-face interactions. It includes video, audio, email and text therapy.