Counselling and Career Development

Contact DCCD

Have a question about your career, improving your learning or managing challenges that impact on your studies?

Ask a counsellor or academic literacies facilitator by e-mail

E-mail a counsellor:
E-mail for Academic Literacies:

Contact a counsellor

We acknowledge that given the current uncertain circumstances it may be difficult to manage your career development and Unisa studies. Counselling support services are in place to assist you to navigate your journey with Unisa – our counsellors are here to support you to find a way to successfully manage your studies. We encourage you reach out and have discussions with Unisa counsellors by e-mail related to issues that are impacting on your career planning and Unisa studies.

Find self-help resources (available 24/7) on our website at These resources are available as audio files and PDF downloads and can be downloaded to your PC, phone or tablet.

Resources are available to:

  • Plan your career
  • Explore career fields
  • Prepare for job opportunities
  • Plan and manage your studies more effectively
  • Manage your personal development

Learn more about Counselling and Career Development activities

Download the CCD KZN newsletter.

Unisa counsellors are available by e-mail

Send an e-mail to the Unisa centre closest to you:

National e-mail address

Western Cape


Eastern Cape

East London: or phone: 043 709 0423/27
Mthatha: or phone: 047 504 1311/12
Port Elizabeth: or phone 041 392 0117/8


RustenburgBloemfontein, Kimberley, Potchefstroom, Kroonstad, and

Gauteng (Ekurhuleni, Florida, Vaal, Sunnyside)

Please read about the services and contact details for Counselling and Career Development, Gauteng region here.

North Eastern

Nelspruit, Polokwane, Middleburg, Giyane and Makhado:


Durban, Richards Bay and Wild Coast:

PMB and Newcastle:

Online sessions

Book an online appointment with a counsellor.

Further Coronavirus resources

The SA Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) offers online resources related to your mental health and COVID-19. Learn more about managing stress and anxiety as well as living with a mental illness on their website at

Find information about reporting and receiving assistance related to gender-based violence here:


Last modified: 2022/07/15