The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) is a National progressive professional peak association of counsellors and psychotherapists with over 11,000 individual members


About the ACA

ACA is Australia's largest single registration body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists with over 9,000 members. ACA serves a crucial role in advocating and advancing the profession of counselling and psychotherapy.

ACA's objectives include:

  • Promote and advocate for the counselling profession.
  • Represent its members to government and industry.
  • Establish appropriate training standards for the profession.
  • Accredit education courses for Counsellors.
  • Assist members with employment and practice development.
  • Recognise appropriate professional development opportunities for members.
  • Establish and oversee codes of ethical practice.
  • Assist the mental health consumer access ethical and appropriate service providers.

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