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The CCSA is home to counsellors of the informal sector who serve as life skills counsellors, trauma debriefers, pastoral counsellors, marriage counsellors and life style coaches, etc. The purpose of this association is to meet the urgent need for a professional body to regulate non-psychological counsellors. The need is to provide consistency in standards across and within provinces in South Africa, and across different counselling contexts. Many voluntary counsellors currently work in a variety of contexts often in environments where mental health professional such as psychologists and social workers are not necessarily accessible to the majority of the population.