Family Services Team

Family Services Team

Meet the Family Service team.
Anna Boynton

Anna Boynton

Manager & Senior Counsellor (Clinical Psychologist) - Family Service
B.Hlth Science Hons (Pub Hlth & Psych) and M. Psych (Health), MAPS

Anna, began working at the Childhood Cancer Association in 2010, and is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Manager of the Family Service Team. She is responsible for delivering our key support services to families and managing the Family Service Team and Volunteers.

Anna has extensive experience working with children with cancer and their families. She utilizes evidence based techniques including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to assist families to manage a cancer diagnosis within the family, including throughout treatment and beyond and any grief and loss issues that might result. She also has a strong background providing case management services and developing individualised early intervention programs for children with children with Autism and Developmental Delay and their families. She also brings important experience as a Research Assistant at the University of Adelaide in the area of cancer research.

Anna completed her Master’s Degree in Health Psychology at the University of Adelaide. Anna is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) (Psychology Board of Australia) and holds professional memberships with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) including the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Anna is also a board approved supervisor through the Psychology Board of Australia and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. 

Chris Coelle

Chris Coelle

Senior Counsellor (Psychologist) - Family Service
BHons (Counselling Psych), MA (Social Anthropology), Dip. (Integrated Therapeutic Counselling)

Chris, began working at the Childhood Cancer Association in 2013, and is a registered Psychologist. He is responsible for delivering counselling and support services to children with cancer and their families. Utilising evidence based practice, he assists families to manage the changes and processes they may face when a family member is diagnosed with cancer and also any resulting grief and loss issues.

Chris has extensive experience working with individuals with cancer and other physical health conditions and their families having previously worked in oncology and psychosomatic clinics overseas. He has a background in family and grief therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other evidence based methodologies, as well as training and experience in conflict resolution and effective communication. Chris has supervised volunteers in crises regions and coordinated humanitarian research in South-East Asia.  

Chris is a current Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Kerry Johnson

Kerry Johnson

Administration and Accommodation Coordinator

Kerry joins the CCA team, with a strong history of support, administration and business development for her own and immediate family businesses as well as small private and large corporate.

Kerry also has a long history of involvement with voluntary associations, one of her highlights being the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Kerry's role at CCA supports the Family Service team, providing assistance to ensure smooth delivery of all services and support to families. This includes providing coordination and support in the areas of accommodation, both at the Michael Rice Units at Prospect and Bradley's Place at Victor Harbor. Kerry also coordinates special event ticketing, program support and general administration.

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The Childhood Cancer Association is a fully self-funded organisation and therefore relies on the generous support of the community.

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