About our ACT therapy training

Contextual Consulting is widely regarded the leading provider of acceptance and commitment therapy training. Over the past 10 years, over 50,000 therapists and practitioners worldwide have already benefitted from our ACT training events from world renowned ACT experts.


Dr Joe Oliver, the founder of Contextual Consulting, and an internationally renowned ACT practitioner and trainer says:

We are committed to providing leading edge evidence-based ACT Training to therapists and practitioners so that they can deliver the very best outcomes for their clients. We only engage the very best world-renowned ACT experts as trainers and presenters to ensure that practitioners attending our courses receive the most up to date and practical ACT training and techniques. And we endeavour to make our training as affordable and convenient as possible to all ACT practitioners”.








Find out more about our ACT training

Quick summary:

1.       Who is our ACT training suitable for?

2.       Why choose Contextual Consulting for your ACT training?

3.       Our ACT live training

4.       Our ACT on-demand training

5.       Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

6.       Continuing education (CE) certification

7.       Bespoke training


1 Who is our ACT training suitable for?

Our acceptance & commitment therapy training is suitable for professionals and organisations who provide mental health services and are looking to develop their skills to improve patient outcomes.

act therapy training for mental health professionalsOur live workshops and on-demand training courses are used by professionals working in the field of mental health, including:

  • psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health practitioners
  • GPs, doctors and nurses working in A&E and in mental health services, CAMHS practitioners
  • social workers, marriage and family therapists
  • pastoral care teachers, EMHPs, youth workers
  • coaches
  • counsellors and therapists
  • Chaplains and spiritual support workers
  • HR professionals, workplace well-being managers and learning and development managers


2 Why choose Contextual Consulting for your ACT training

There are many good reasons to undertake your ACT therapy training with Contextual Consulting. Including:

  • Learning from world renowned experts in acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Stay up to date with the latest techniques
  • Training options that you can fit around your busy schedule
  • Live training courses available throughout the year with recordings available for up to 6 months after the course has ended
  • Large catalogue of on-demand courses you can undertake at any time
  • Affordable course prices including student discounts and early bird discounts
  • CPD contracts available for organisations, such as the NHS

Find out more about why you should choose Contextual Consulting for your ACT therapy training.


3 Our ACT live training workshops

ACT Therapy Training Live Workshops attendee Our live training events include:

Real-time interaction

Engage in real-time interaction with the presenter and other participants. This facilitates immediate feedback, clarifications, and discussions, enhancing the learning experience.

Personalised guidance

Our presenters can address individual questions, concerns, and challenges, adapting the content to the participants’ level of understanding. All our sessions include a ‘live chat’ option which allows specific situations or questions from attendees to be addressed.

Collaborative learning

Live training often involves group activities, discussions, and exercises that promote collaborative learning. Participants can learn from each other’s experiences, share insights, and engage in meaningful discussions, fostering a richer learning environment. At Contextual Consulting we are fortunate to have an international audience, which means you get an opportunity to share the experience with practitioners from different backgrounds and who help a diverse population of clients.

Accountability and motivation

The structured nature of live training, with fixed schedules and instructor-led sessions, helps participants stay accountable and motivated. The presence of a live instructor and fellow participants can provide a sense of commitment and encouragement to actively participate and complete the training.


Some of our presenters are happy to have a live workshop recorded and made available through our on-demand library, but sometimes a speaker only delivers live events.

Please note, if you register for our live workshop and are unable to attend for any reason, we will make the recording and all resources available to you for up to 6 months.

Find out more about our upcoming ACT therapy live workshops.


4 Our ACT on-demand training courses

We understand that sometimes the date and timing of our live events means that it’s not convenient for individual learners to attend on the day. Registering for our on-demand courses or for a recorded workshop means you can benefit from:

Flexibility and convenience

On-demand training offers flexibility in terms of access and scheduling. Participants can learn at their own pace and choose the timing and duration of their training sessions according to their individual preferences and availability.

Self-paced learning

On-demand training allows individuals to learn at a pace that suits their individual learning style and needs. Participants can review and revisit content as needed, spending more time on challenging topics or skipping over material they already understand.

Find out more about our ACT on-demand training courses.


5 Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Our team are available to answer questions that you may have, including general queries, payment information or questions about the workshops. We have provided answers to the most commonly asked questions here along with contact details to our team.


6 Continuing Education (CE) certification

Contextual Consulting is officially recognised by the American Psychological Association as an accredited sponsor for continuing education (CE) programs tailored for psychologists. We assume full responsibility for both the program and its content.

In North America, practitioners are mandated to accumulate CE credits in order to uphold their licenses and registrations. Our CE certificates serve as official documentation of the credits earned through a specific workshop.

Learn more about our Continuing Education Certification.


7 Bespoke training

We offer organisations a bespoke ACT therapy organisational training contracts that provided their staff with easy, ongoing access to our ACT training. Benefits of our bespoke training contracts to an organisation include:

  • A resource that helps develop, motivate and retain staff
  • Exceptional quality training
  • Flexible learning options
  • Value for money
  • Easy access and budgeting

Find out more about how Contextual Consulting’s bespoke training contracts can help your organisation.


Join us in the journey towards enhanced patient outcomes and professional growth

Over the past decade, more than 50,000 therapists and practitioners worldwide have reaped the benefits of our ACT training events, led by renowned experts in the field.

As emphasised by our founder, Dr Joe Oliver, our commitment lies in providing cutting-edge, evidence-based ACT training. We carefully select world-class experts to ensure practitioners receive the most current and practical techniques. Moreover, we strive to make our training accessible and affordable for everyone.

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