About Us

What we do

The purpose of Cancer Counselling Professionals is to bring together therapists who have psycho-oncology training and experience, in order to provide quality, affordable counselling to people whose lives are impacted by cancer.

The association was founded in 2005 and has grown in membership and in the number of services on offer.

Cancer Counselling Professionals is expanding its operation to also cover Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. We are therefore inviting applications for membership.

Join us

Interested in becoming a member?

All members of the Association are required to be experienced/clinical members of a recognised professional counselling, psychology or social work association and have at least one (1) year’s experience of working in oncology or with people affected by cancer.

If this is you then please contact us and express your interest!

Cancer Counselling Professionals 2018 Psycho-Oncology Conference

ParkRoyal, Darling Harbour, Sydney Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August

Come and hear

Professor Claire Wakefield and Dr Haryana Dhillon, Dr Joanne Fardell, Dr Janine Vetsch, Dr Kate Hetherington, Dr Toni Lindsay, Brittany McGill, Christina Signorelli, Holly Evans, Carolyn Mazariego, John Friedsam, Kim Hobbs, Maxine Rosenfield, Mick Miller and Tracey Newnham amongst others

speak on cancer issues affecting children, their families and the challenges facing cancer survivors

Friday 24th August

Intervening early to manage the impact of cancer on families

Social competency following childhood cancer and interventions to support survivors

The unique support needs of families when a child’s cancer is heritable

PRISM-Impact: Hopes and expectations of families enrolling in personalised medicine

The psychological health and wellbeing of long-term childhood cancer survivors

Difficult discussions about end of life with adolescents and young adults

Supporting bereaved parents as a result of childhood cancer

Cancer, sex, drugs and death in young people

Supporting adult cancer patients who are parents

Saturday 25th August

Great Sexpectations: to whom and how we talk about intimacy and sex after cancer

Prostate cancer survivorship, looking at long-term survival, self-reported quality of life outcomes, unmet supportive care needs

Supportive care needs for women with gynecological cancer

Workshop exploring comfort and barriers around talking to clients about Intimacy and sexual concerns

The unique support needs of people diagnosed with head and neck cancer

A survivor’s perspective of life after a head and neck cancer diagnosis.

Psycho-Oncology: What this means for us and our clients

Cancer Counselling Professionals