Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):



Stonebridge is a registered CCC registered College

Stonebridge Associated Colleges has become a registered College with 'Counselling', registered charity no. 1068940.  This enables students studying counselling through Stonebridge to apply for professional membership.  Students are then able to use 'CCC Reg.' after their names and the words 'CCC Registered Counsellor' on any stationary.

Some of the benefits of registering with 'Counselling':

If you want to view more details of who 'Counselling' are, please look at their website at or contact the College.

CCC - Counselling Newsletter

Counselling Newsletters are sent by email every month to all registered counsellors who have an email address. For those without email, but who still have access to a web site, the newsletters are reproduced on these pages. Please use the newsletter link on the menu bar situated right of the main website.  

Fax: 0870 138 8166
A Registered Charity - Caring For Emotional Health
39 Warwick Road, Atherton, Manchester M46 9TA
Registered Charity No. 1068940

Qualifications Register

Qualifications Register

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)

Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)

"The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a  member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information".

For further details please visit,