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Individual Counselling

It’s a great comfort to be part of a caring community, especially when you are fighting for your own or a loved one’s life. A cancer diagnosis can be daunting, and treatment hard to bear. There are many times when the pressures of dealing with cancer can become a heavy emotional and mental burden. Cancer can affect us beyond just the physical effects of a tumour.

You need not fight cancer alone – contact us for individual counselling.

Individual Counselling

Whether you are newly diagnosed with cancer, a person who has had cancer before, or the caregiver or family member of someone with cancer, you might experience some form of emotional stress as part of the natural human response.

Individual counselling is a very effective way to unload some of this stress in a safe and supportive environment, where our experienced counsellors can help you enormously in dealing with your feelings, hopes and fears.

Bereavement support is also provided by CANSA.

Make an Appointment:

  • Gretchen Minnaar (adult cancer patients or their caregivers)
  • Anina Meiring (children / teen cancer patients or parents / guardians / caregivers to children / teens with cancer)

CANSA Tele Counselling

Make an appointment via the CANSA Help Desk on 0800 22 66 22 toll free, to make an appointment with a CANSA counsellor. Or send an email to the Help Desk via – this is a confidential, professional, cancer-related telephonic counselling service to cancer patients, caregivers and their families and parents or guardians of children living with cancer. Counselling is available in seven languages (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana) and is free of charge.

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CANSA Tele Counselling

 0800 22 6622 Toll Free
 072 197 9305 English and Afrikaans (text only)
 071 867 3530 isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Setswana and Sepedi (text only)


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