We care about your well-being, personal growth and development. General well-being and psychological health is necessary for successful academic performance. We offer a range of free, professional and confidential individual and groupbased services that are designed to meet the needs of students at a higher education institution. We are here to support you – give us a call or visit our offices to access our services outlined below.
Personal Counselling & Psychotherapy
Our team of HPCSA registered psychologists are here to assist you with day to day concerns and more long-term challenges. Some common challenges that we work with include:
Relationship difficulties with peers, partners or family
Adjusting to university life
Poor socio-economic circumstances and academic-related issues such as:
Attention and concentration
Career Assessment & Counselling
Comprehensive career assessments are offered to members of the public and prospective students for a nominal fee. Career counselling and assessments are offered to registered Humanities students for free.
Degree Planning & Academic Support
Unsure about which courses to select? We will help you explore options in relation to career pathways and degree and curriculum requirements. Specific curriculum information may be accessed from Schools and from the Student Academic Services office.
Graduate Recruitment & Part-Time Employment
Our Career Development Office is your link to the world of work. Be sure to attend the annual Humanities Careers Exhibition and the Graduate Recruitment Day. Register on our CDO data-base and receive information on part-time and full-time employment opportunities. Develop your skills and enhance your marketability by attending the following workshops:
Cover Letter & CV Writing Skills
Job Search Skills and Interview Skills
Visit our office to access the latest:
Career magazines and newspapers
Application forms for internships
Developmental & Psychosocial Workshops
Workshops aim to develop skills and enhance understanding through group processes and peer interaction. Developmental workshops focus on promoting academic success and include skills development in areas such as time management, goal setting and motivation, exam preparation, stress management, and learning styles. Other workshops explore psychosocial issues such as relationships, gender, sexuality, diversity, and adjustment to university life.
Support Groups & Forums
Support groups and forums are facilitated by our psychologists and are offered on a needs basis to a small group of students who may share similar experiences. Therefore members of a support group will be required to sign a confidentiality contract that binds them to keep all information shared in sessions confidential.
Advocacy & Campaigns
We advocate on behalf of students in special circumstances. We also embark on special campaigns that seek to raise awareness of social and community issues that have a bearing on the well-being of our students.