Counselling and Therapy Services

These services are available to support students’ development and academic performance. They are offered by student counsellors to ensure that challenges that impact negatively on student performance and quality of life are addressed. Students are provided with a private and confidential space within which to explore their concerns (big and small) during their stay at Univen.

Services include:

    • Personal counselling /therapy on personal issues such as Loneliness, stress and depression.
    • Trauma and grief/bereavement.
    • Relationship problems.
    • Anger management issues & family problems.

Career Development

    • Help students to know themselves with regard to their interest, abilities & personalities for best career choices.
    • Link students with prospective employers.
    • Train students in job search skills.

Peer-Helper Training

Training & mentoring of peer helpers

  • Psycho-education programmes such as:
  • Substance abuse
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Stress management

STUDENT COUNSELLING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT UNIT (SCCDU)

DR LETHABO VIOLET MATHYE
Position: HOD, SCCDU
Qualifications: D Ed Educational Psychology (Unisa)
Masters in Education (specializing in Guidance & Counselling) (Unisa)
B ed (Endorsement) (specializing in Guidance & Counselling) (Unisa)
BA (University of Limpopo)
B Cur (Unisa)
HED-Postgraduate (Unisa)

The provision of counselling, assessment and interventions are central responsibilities for this position. Her other role is to help students achieve tasks basic to the human development process which takes into account their adjustment, academic skills and social competence. She coordinates Life skills and Peer Helper programmes to provide more functional and healthier options, thus increasing competence in social, cognitive and other critical areas of development.

Office Location: C Block Office no 35 next to Social Work department
Telephone: 015 962 8156
Fax number: N/A
E-mail: lvmathye@univen.ac.za


MR MATODZI VELE
Position: Clerk

Qualifications: Computer Diploma (Database Computer & Business Academy)
End User Computing (CTU Training Solutions)
Professional Office Administration (ExcuPrime Training)
Record-Keeping (University of Venda)
Safety Management Diploma (Oxbridge Academy)
BAA Paramedic- Registered with HPCSA (Injectmed Paramedic College & Ambulance Services)
Elementary Fire Fighting (Polokwane Municipal Training Academy)
Basic Fire Fighting -Unit Standard 12484 (Fidelity Security Services)
Interpersonal relations Skills (Tshisimani Holdings)
Supervisory and Management Training (Training at Work (Pty) Ltd)

Mr Vele is responsible for directing visitors / Client to the correct person. Schedule appointment for Client. Typing of Agenda, reports and minutes of departmental meetings. Coordinate workshops and other catering. Manage departmental requisitions and ordering. Answer telephone, departmental enquiries & relay messages. Provide Basic clerical work.

Office Location: C-Block Building, Office no 35
Telephone: 015 962 8746
E-mail: matodzi.vele@univen.ac.za


DR DAMA NKHANGWELENI GLORIA

Position: Student Counsellor
Qualification: PhD Education (University of Fort Hare), BA ED (University of Venda)
Hons in Psychology (University of Venda)
MA in Educational Psychology (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Mrs Dama is responsible for providing Counselling and Psychotherapy. Guide students in making responsible and realistic career choices. Provide School / community outreach programme specializing in career guidance. Orientation of first entering students. Co-ordinate graduate recruitment program and job search skills workshop.

Office Location: Student Affairs Buiding: Office No: 024
Telephone: 015 960 8466
Email: Gloria.dama@unicen.ac.za


MRS TAKALANI MORONGWA
Position: Student Counselor

Qualifications: Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology) (University of Limpopo)
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) (University of Limpopo)
Bachelor of Arts (University of Limpopo)

Morongwa is responsible for the provision of student counseling and career development. She provides counseling and therapy to student with emotional difficulties, monitoring of peer helpers and facilitates life skills orientation programs to student mentors. Her research interests are on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) and risk taking behavior among young adults and the impact of depression and anxiety on ADHD particularly in children.

Office Location: Block C office no 35
Telephone: 015 962 8540
Fax number: 015 962 8903
E-mail: Morongwa.takalani@univen.ac.za


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