New cancer care counsellor appointed by Interfaith Counselling Centre

Interfaith Counselling Centre's Amy Krug is bringing her passion and expertise to the newly-created position of Cancer Care Counsellor

Interfaith Counselling Centre's Amy Krug is bringing her passion and expertise to the newly-created position of cancer care counsellor.

Krug's role is to help clients deal with the emotional and mental impacts of facing cancer.

ICC is one of the members of a new partnership between the New Hamburg agency, Carizon Family and Community Services, and HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre, which was announced in August.

The new cancer care counsellor position is part of the HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. HopeSpring is an independent community organization that empowers those whose lives are impacted by cancer to improve their emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

Krug, who joined ICC in 2017, divides her time between HopeSpring in Waterloo and ICC's offices in Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hamburg, so she can provide counselling support for clients from Waterloo Region and Guelph. Counselling is available for those living with cancer, survivors, loved ones, family and friends. Krug also helps with several HopeSpring support groups, including the Ovarian Cancer Support Group and the Caregivers Support Group.

Lisa Akey is the Executive Director of ICC and also Director of Counselling for Carizon Family and Community Services. She says, "This is a wonderful opportunity for the agencies involved to build on clinical expertise and partner to deliver service in the community with a shared vision of empowering individuals to overcome life's challenges and to create a healthy and vibrant community for all."

One of Krug's passions is supporting people through their life journey and transitions. She says, "To me, being able to help is meaningful and humbling. I'm touched by each person's journey."

Anyone seeking counselling can contact ICC via www.interfaithcounselling.ca.