COUNSELLING

Counselling services

Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing experience that can affect every aspect of your life, including your emotional health; your relationships with your spouse/partner, friends and family; your ability to work; finances and your plans for the future.

Our counsellors provide a safe and confidential space where you are free to talk about your  thoughts, feelings and concerns following your diagnosis. The counsellors at our practices are social workers by profession and knowledgeable to assist and guide you throughout your cancer experience. These services are available free of charge to our patients and their families.

We offer the following:

  • Individual and family counselling
  • Guidance with difficult conversations for example how to tell your children/spouse/family about your diagnosis and treatment
  • End of treatment counselling focussing on adjustments post treatment
  • Basic, age-appropriate information for children regarding cancer and treatment of a family member
  • Linking with community resources
  • Hospital visits
  • Discharge planning
  • End of life counselling

Please feel free to contact the counsellor at your practice for enquiries or to make an appointment.

 

PracticeNameQualificationTel numberE-mail address
ABJ WilgersRonelle de KlerkBA (SW) Hons, M Soc Sc (Trauma & Loss)012 807 2744Ronelled@abj.org.za
ABJ WilgersLinda SchneiderBA (SW) Hons012 807 2744Lindas@abj.org.za
ABJ VereenigingHedri PowellBA Soc Sc (SW)016 421 1778Hedrip@abj.org.za
ABJ KlerksdorpAnita GarbersBA Soc Sc (SW)018 468 1420Anitag@abj.org.za
ABJ BenoniCecile BoothBA (SW) Hons, Dipl Pall Med, MPhil Pall Med011 422 3355Cecileb@abj.org.za
ACT Pretoria EastAvril de BeerRegistered Social Worker012 993 2555avrildb@abj.org.za
ACT Pretoria EastVera LepheanaBA (SW) Hons012 993 2555veral@abj.org.za