About CCAA Branches

The Christian Counsellors Association of Australia is a strong state-based association. This reflects both our past and our commitment into the future. Until recently, we were six state associations working closely together. Now we are a single national association, which was the logical next step in working more closely together as associations.

As a national association, we intend to remain closely connected with our membership in each state. This is reflected in our state branch structure where every state has its own branch of the association. Each state branch provides PD workshops, develops networks with members, provides supervision, does networking with the local community, and maintains relationships with local Christian training providers.

The national committee will be supported by our new national office in Adelaide and will carry the burden of running the association in order to free up members on a state level to be actively involved in providing services to members and promoting the association in their local community. If you want to find ways of becoming actively involved, get in touch with your state
branch committee.

National Responsibilities

  • Establishing and regulating training standards, ongoing professional development and supervision requirements for our members.

  • Defining qualification requirements for the various levels of CCAA Membership and Affiliation.

  • Maintaining a Code of Ethics that is binding on members and facilitating procedures for addressing complaints against members with respect to this code.

  • Maintaining national CCAA branding and co-ordinating marketing strategies in consultation with the state branches.

  • Representing CCAA within PACFA.

  • Organising a bi-annual conference.

  • Processing of new membership applications, accreditation of members and coordinating administrative needs of the association through the National Office.

Branch Responsibilities

  • Promotion of the state branches and its members within their own state.

  • Provision of professional development events and other activities.

  • Provision of supervision and professional networking opportunities for members.

  • Addressing formal complaints made against members with respect to the CCAA Code of Ethics in accordance with the guidelines set out by CCAA.

  • Generally managing and representing the affairs of their state branches on behalf of  members.

  • Networking with the local community and maintaining relationships with local training providers.

Select your state:

New South Wales (including ACT)

CCAA Member - Vicky Hamey

Vicky Hamey*

NSW Branch Convener
CCAA Member - Ian Parkin

Ian Parkin*

Committee Member
CCAA Member - Val Steele

Val Steele

Committee Member

Meredith Wagstaff

PD Planning
CCAA Member - Derek Leung

Derek Leung

Promotions and PD

Jackie Schatz

PD Event Coordinator


Rae Turner*

QLD Branch Convener

Joan Vincent

Committee Member

Julie Nixon

Committee Member

Reuben Vail

Committee Member

Justin Seto

Committee Member

South Australia (including NT)

CCAA Member - Rob Salmon

Rob Salmon*

SA Branch Convener
CCAA Member - Vanessa Bendikov

Vanessa Bendikov

Member Care Coordinator
CCAA Member - Willem Boeree

Willem Boeree*

PD Coordinator & Minute Secretary
CCAA Member - Jasmine Lawrence

Jasmine Lawrence

Member Care - special needs

Deb McKee

Promotions/Social Media


CCAA Member - Julie Weeks

Julie Weeks*

TAS Branch Convener

Lyndy Burt

Committee Member
CCAA Member - Katrina Timms

Katrina Timms

Committee Member


CCAA Member - Bill Van Schie

Bill Van Schie*

VIC Branch Convener
CCAA Member - Judy Wilkie

Judy Hayes-Wilkie

Committee Member
CCAA Member - John Andersen

John Andersen*

Committee Member
CCAA Member - Faye West

Faye West

Member Care
CCAA Member - Andrew Schram

Andrew Schram

Promotions Chair

Western Australia

CCAA Member - Robyn Phillips

Robyn Phillips*

Committee Member
CCAA Member - Ross Le Cras

Ross Le Cras