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

Publications & Resources


Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

The Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC) specialises in providing high quality counsellor education, with a particular focus on external and distance education.


International Counselling Association

The International Association for Counselling (incorporating the International Round Table for the Advancement of Counselling - IRTAC) is an international association with scientific and educational aims and is concerned with the interdisciplinary study of counselling and guidance.


Canadian Counselling Association

The Canadian Counselling Association (CCA) is a national and bilingual organization dedicated to the enhancement of the counselling profession in Canada.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

UKs largest and most influential voice for the counselling profession. BACP has produced an enviable record in support of the advancement and growth of professional counsellors and the counselling profession.


International Accreditation & Recognition Council

The councils primary purpose is to provide a simple recognition and accreditation system, for distinguishing quality post secondary education including vocational education, distance education, adult and continuing education.


Mental Health Council of Australia

The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the independent, non-government sector peak body established under the National Mental Health Strategy ( to represent and promote the interests of the mental health sector and advise on mental health in Australia.


The Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH)

The Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists is the premier association and voice for the hypnotherapy profession. ASCH has produced an enviable reputation in the support of clinicians, representing and promoting the interests of the hypnotherapists in Australia.


The Mental Health Academy

Mental Health Academy is a leading provider of professional development education for the counselling and mental health industry. The diverse range of courses and videos are delivered online for convenient access. Many courses are supported by video and audio presentation to enhance your learning experience.


The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA)

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is the national body representing Australia's 270,000+ postgraduate students.


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Gambling Help Online

Gambling Help Online is an initiative of the Ministerial Council on Gambling (MCG) and is funded as part of an agreement between all State and Territory Governments and the Australian Government.

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Accredited Online Colleges

Cyrenian House

Cyrenian House is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation which has been operating within the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector in WA since 1981. Our award winning service offers a wide range of residential and non-residential programs and provides AOD and mental health treatment options to suit individual needs. We are recognised for providing higher than average services to Aboriginal people and embracing consumer diversity.

Accredited Online Colleges

Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA)

Founded in 1995, the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA) is the oldest and largest organization representing professional Counsellors in Hong Kong with over 1,200 certified members. Our missions are to enhance the competencies of qualified professionals, to foster a strong professional network, to advance research and ethical standards, and to provide guidance for counselling education. HKPCA strives to educate the general public on the significance of mental health and promotes the acceptance of counselling as an integral part of maintaining wellbeing. With the Continued Professional Development requirement and the Ethics Complaints Handling Panel system, HKPCA continues to advance the professionalism of counselling in Hong Kong towards an international standard of practice. (February 2019)

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) is the largest Counselling and Psychotherapy Association in Ireland. IACP was established in 1981, to identify, develop and maintain professional standards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy. Our work promotes best practice and the development of the profession as well as safeguard the public.

IACP provides online and telephone referrals for clients.

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)

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