Join us in continuing to strengthen Australia’s community and counselling association.
The Australian Community Counsellors Association (ACCA) is an inclusive professional association that prides itself in supporting those employed in roles aimed at promoting wellness and wellbeing services to community members using counselling related skills. Our members are counsellors, mental health nurses, mental health support workers, disability support workers, guidance officer, general nurses, art therapists, and community service workers.
A person may be admitted as a student member if they are currently studying an approved program that is relevant to the mental health support industry.
A person may be admitted as an affiliate member if they have the relevant qualifications and skills to work in the mental health support industry but may not yet have secured employment in the industry.
A person may be admitted as a full member if they have the relevant qualifications and skills to work in the mental health support industry and either are employed in the sector or have your own private practice, and you are working either full time or part time.
What We Offer For Growth
Individual Supervision. The Australian Community Counselling Association provides access to group and individual clinical supervision sessions. As well as ongoing Profesional Development.
Supervision offers an opportunity to reflect and experience growth within your practice.
Supervision offers an opportunity to reflect and experience growth within your practice with a clinical supervisor in a small group setting.
ACCA is proud to be able to offer its members free access to over 150 accredited and non-accredited formal short courses.
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Meet Our Team
The ACCA is dedicated to seeing real change happen in our communities and seeks to enlist the support of individuals and community groups across Australia to help build a strong grassroots movement of caring focused community and counsellors who wish to help their respective local communities.