Student Support Services

Our purpose:

  • SSS plays a critical role in enhancing the wellness, holistic growth and development of students.
  • We provide students with constructive help to support them as they navigate their way through their journey from 1st year through to graduation.
  • Our Services are designed to impact on the student in both the “Teaching and Learning’ and the ‘Living and Learning’ contexts.

 Services offered:

We offer a free, professional and confidential counselling, career and academic support service to all registered students of the CHS.

  • Individual Personal Assessment, Counselling & Psycho-Therapy
  • Crisis, Trauma & Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Structured Student Retention and Throughput Programme
  • Group Therapy
  • Life Skills Development
  • Career Assessment, Counselling & Development
  • Academic Orientation & Integration
  • Academic Assessment & Intervention
  • Peer Wellness Mentoring
  • Academic Mentoring
  • Living and Learning Communities
  • Graduate Development for the World of Work

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Contact us on:

  • Howard College: 1st Floor, Desmond Clarence Building ~ 031 260 8060
  • Medical School: 4th Floor, Main Building, Room 420 ~ 031 260 4795
  • Westville: Block E3, CHS Professional Services ~ 031 260 7087
  • DCTP Sites
  • Empangeni: Ngwelezane Park Home AO/ADO ~ 031 260 2690
  • Madadeni: AO/ADO ~ 031 260 1978/2563
  • Newcastle: AO/ADO ~ 031 260 3764/2108
  • Pietermaritzburg: Ground Floor, Denison Building ~ 033 260 6390
  • Port Shepstone: AO/ADO ~ 031 260 3041
  • Stanger: AO/ADO ~ 031 260 1683

Click here to book for workshop sessions.

For appointments: email and please indicate your campus and two possible dates and times that would suit you for your appointment with the student counsellor.

In the interests of evaluating and improving on service delivery please Click here to complete a Client Satisfaction Survey. Your feedback is anonymous and confidential.

If you experience any difficulties completing the survey, you are most welcome to email Any technical queries regarding completing the survey will be addressed.


  • College Manager Dr Saloschini Pillay
  • Student Counsellor Mrs Wulganithi Thaver
  • Student Counsellor (NRMSM) Ms Suzanne Mary-Anne Stokes
  • Student Counsellor: Kristy Greener
  • Student counsellor: Nandisile Ntshangase
  • DCTP Student counsellors: Charlene Kodi and Lindokuhle Makhonza, Cebisa Nkatu
  • SWAT Administrator: Namutula Mukelabai
  • SWAT Research Assistant: Zamahlabangane Mtshali
  • Research Assistant: Rowan Madzamba
  • Research Assistant: Samuel Temitayo Faloye
  • First Year Experience Administrator: Mbali Mngadi