About CCAA Branches (State)

The Christian Counsellors Association of Australia is a strong state-based association.  This reflects both our past and also 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 our 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

CCAA Member - Vicky Hamey

Vicky Hamey*

NSW Branch Convenor
CCAA Member - Ian Parkin

Ian Parkin*

Professional Development
CCAA Member - Val Steele

Val Steele

Member Care

Meredith Wagstaff

Committee Member

Mona Luxton

Professional networking
CCAA Member - Derek Leung

Derek Leung

CCAA Member - Julie Marshall

Julie Marshall

Professional Development

Jackie Schwartz

PD Event Co-ordinator


Rae Turner*

Qld Branch Convenor
CCAA Member - Heather Peall

Heather Peall*

Committee Member

Reuben Vail

Ethics Chair

Joan Vincent

Committee Member

South Australia

CCAA Member - Rob Salmon

Rob Salmon*

SA Branch Convenor
CCAA Member - Vanessa Bendikov

Vanessa Bendikov*

Promotions/Professional Development
CCAA Member - Willem Boeree

Willem Boeree

Membership Care

Acting Secretary

CCAA Member - Deb McKee

Deb McKee

Promotions/Social Media
CCAA Member - Jasmine Lawrence

Jasmine Lawrence

Committee Member


CCAA Member - Julie Weeks

Julie Weeks*

Tas Branch Convenor
CCAA Member - Lyndy Burt

Lyndy Burt

Minutes Secretary
CCAA Member - Robyn Tuft

Robyn Tuft*

Membership Care
CCAA Member - Katrina Timms

Katrina Timms

Committee Member


CCAA Member - Bill Van Schie

Bill Van Schie*

Vic Branch Convenor
CCAA Member - Judy Wilkie

Judy Hayes-Wilkie

CCAA Member - John Andersen

John Andersen*

CCAA Member - Andrew Schram

Andrew Schram

Promotions Chair
CCAA Member - Faye West

Faye West

Membership Care

Western Australia

CCAA Member - Robyn Phillips

Robyn Phillips*

WA Branch Convenor
CCAA Member - Lee Lee Crow

Leelee Crow

Minutes Secretary
CCAA Member - Ross Le Cras

Ross Le Cras

CCAA Member - Val Morton

Val Morton

Committee Member
CCAA Member - Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston