Do you feel alone, overwhelmed, sad or fearful? Need someone to talk to? Then, we are here for you! Student Development and Support can offer you the support you need in the form of personal counselling.
counselling is a therapeutic process where you share your
experiences/difficulties/struggles with a mental health professional. The
long-term goal of personal counselling is to develop your personal coping
skills, to stimulate personal growth and improve your mental health.
Personal counselling is available to all registered TUT students.
There are a wide variety of reasons that students come for personal counselling. Some of the reasons are bereavement, trauma, depression, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, relationship problems, issues related to substances, personal growth needs etc. Please remember, even if your need is not listed here, you can still come for personal counselling.
At TUT, you will find a counsellor/psychologist/therapist at the Directorate of Student Development and Support (SDS). They are called SDS Practitioners. Every TUT campus has an SDS unit.
Please send an email to Counselling@tut.ac.za and one of our administrators will contact you via email.
When you make an appointment, you will need to fill out an intake and consent form. You will need to complete these before your session or during the intake session. You do not need a referral from someone else. You can simply come to our offices.
No, these services are for TUT students only – at no cost.
Counselling Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Registered Counsellors and Social Workers.