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Metastatic breast cancer telephone counselling

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) provides professional one-on-one counselling support to women and men with metastatic breast cancer, and their families.

This free and confidential service aims to help people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and their family members cope with a range of concerns they may be experiencing, including:

  • uncertainty about the future
  • concerns about their loved ones
  • issues related to financial pressures
  • communicating with family or health professionals.

The program is open to people in all states and territories.

I live in a small rural community with no access to a face to face service so telephone counselling really appealed to me.

Information about the counsellors


Dr Carrie Lethborg

Dr Lethborg is a leading expert in psychosocial cancer care, with more than 20 years of clinical experience in managing people with advanced cancer. She is a member of numerous peak advisory bodies related to cancer care.

Ms Pauley Kessel

Pauley Kessel has more than 20 years of experience in cancer social work and psychotherapy. She has worked extensively with people living with breast cancer and their families.

I accessed the service a time when I was feeling very low. Talking with such an experienced counsellor who understood metastatic breast cancer was so helpful to me. I felt validated and understood for the first time in a long time.

How to book

To make an appointment to speak with an experienced professional oncology counsellor in the privacy of your own home or preferred place phone BCNA on 1800 500 258 or email