Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors


Phone: 1800 643 155



Find a Rehabilitation Counsellor


The Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC) is the peak professional body representing Rehabilitation Counsellors throughout Australia. Established in 1976, ASORC is a non-party political, non-sectarian and not for profit organisation and Company Limited by Guarantee.

ASORC represents the profession of Rehabilitation Counselling in advocacy, policy and standards work, and provides high quality resources, education and supervision necessary for members to achieve career advancement, peer engagement and professional development. ASORC members are expected to maintain currency of practice, professional training and development and adhere to the Code of Ethics.

The profession of Rehabilitation Counselling is grounded in human rights, the value of work, and the importance of community integration for people living with disability and social disadvantage.

Rehabilitation Counsellors are tertiary qualified Allied Health Professionals who combine the therapeutic approaches of counselling and use work as rehabilitation. A Rehabilitation Counsellor is a specialised counsellor who has a deep understanding of the impact of disability, health conditions and disadvantage on people’s lives, and the importance that work and education play in achieving a sense of independence, optimism, self-esteem and inclusion,

Rehabilitation Counsellors support people:

  • who have experienced an injury and/or trauma
  • with disability
  • with a health condition that impacts work/study
  • living with acute and chronic pain
  • in the Australian Defence Force and Veterans