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Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them.
— Steve Maraboli

Counselling and Therapy

Counselling and Therapy

We will assist you to conquer life's challenges. As a student, you may encounter some personal difficulties at university, such as bereavement, relationship problems, trauma, anxiety or depression.

Academic and Career Development

Academic and Career Development

Students request our assistance to enhance their study skills, reading skills and study profiles. We furthermore offer students career guidance, career counselling and career testing.

Optimal Functioning and Flourishing

Optimal Functioning and Flourishing

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of optimal human functioning and flourishing. It includes the study of strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and institutions to thrive.

Student Counselling

At Student Counselling students are offered academic, therapeutic and emotional support.  This is rendered by a professional multi-disciplinary team consisting of counselling, educational and clinical psychologists. 

All the staff at Student Counselling is registered at the Health Professions Council of South Africa and therefore adhere to high ethical and professional standards.

Student Counselling is also an accredited training facility for Interns and Master’s students in the Counselling Psychology programme at the University of Pretoria. Services rendered to registered students are confidential and free of charge.


Find out more

UP Counselling Careline for Psychological Emergencies: 0800 747 747

Visit the SADAG website for mental health information

Mental Health Awareness Event: Student Counselling Thursday 26 July in the Piazza

Come to the Piazza on Thursday 26 July and join in the fun! Students are invited to meet the staff of Student Counselling and their invited guests, ask questions about the impact of stress on your mental health and how to manage those symptoms. Hope to see you there.

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