Counselling

Being diagnosed with cancer can have a huge impact on the patient and his/her family. We have full- and part-time counsellors/social workers to support you and your family during this challenging time. We believe that your psychological and emotional disposition will be a determining factor during the treatment period. Therefore the latest techniques and methods are used to kick start the immune system.

Consultations and group sessions are free of charge. Consultations are by appointment only. To attend a group, please book with the counsellor (contacts can be found below).

We recognize that when cancer is diagnosed the whole family is affected and therefore offer support to empower patients and their families to cope with the illness, the treatment and their feelings and emotions. We offer a variety of counselling services including:

  • Individual therapy;
  • Basic information regarding your cancer diagnosis and treatment;
  • Basic information to children regarding cancer and treatment of a family member;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Marriage and family therapy;
  • Practical assistance with resources and referral to resources;
  • Hospital visits and discharge planning ;
  • Support groups (you will get information regarding support groups from the counsellor).

The counselling service is available free of charge to patients and their loved ones. Please feel free to contact the counsellor for more information or for an appointment.

Other support include:

  • Group sessions (including Hoping is Coping & Look Good Feel Better);
  • Play therapy;
  • Information on, and preparation for procedures, treatment and operations; and
  • Special information regarding wigs, hairpieces and hats.

Counsellor Contacts:

Contact details of social workers / counsellors:
Wilgers Oncology and Unitas Practice Tel: 012 807 2744
Ronelle de Klerk – M Soc Sc (SW)
Linda Schneider – BA (SW) Hons.
Vaal Triangle Oncology Centre Tel: 016 421 1778
Hedri Powell – BA Soc Sc (SW)
Wilmed Park Oncology Centre Tel: 018 468 1420
Anita Garbers – BA Soc Sc (SW)
Alberts Stemcell Transplant Centre Tel: 012 993 2555
Avril de Beer – BA Social Worker,Honours,BA Comm Sc
Benoni Oncology Centre Tel: 011 422 3355
Cecile Booth – BA Social Work Honours,Dipl Pall Med

Dr Alberts, Bouwer & Jordaan Inc.

The Alberts, Bouwer & Jordaan practices and clinics are spread across Gauteng and the North West Province and offer the most advanced treatment methods available worldwide. We pride ourselves in our quality and the standard of care given by our doctors, nurses and support staff who treat all our patients with professionalism, compassion and understanding, providing the most effective treatments and therapy.

After hours contact details:

Radiotel: +27 (0)12 333-6000

(for all practices except Klerksdorp)

PO Box 12555, Hatfield, 0028

Download documents:

Manual in terms of section 51 PAIA ACT [1]
Manual in terms of section 51 PAIA ABJ [2]