​The CSCD comprises four units that each provide students with specialised support and services:​

Disability Unit

The Disability Unit assists prospective and current students with disabilities. Support includes innovative academic solutions, advice on assistive technology and prioritised accommodation for specific disabilities.

Unit for Academic Counselling and Development

The Unit for Academic Counselling and Development equips students with the necessary skills to reach their potential, offering various services including counselling and work sessions focused on academic success.

Unit for Graduand Career Services

The services of the Unit for Graduand Career Services are geared towards supporting registered SU students to make the transition from education to employment. ​

Unit for Psychotherapeutic and Support Services​

The Unit provides students who have psychological, emotional, personal and so​cial needs with individual and group counselling interventions and social work services.​

After-hours support for SU students

The Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) and Campus Health Services (CHS), in partnership with ER24, offers all registered SU students with 24-hour access to trauma and medical support. Read more about how you can access the service by clicking here. ​


The Centre for Student Counselling and Development is guided by our vision, mission and values as stated below.​


We strive for our centre to be approachable, inclusive and client centred, with our values based on shared humanity; we aim to promote citizenship by facilitating wellness, person agency and sustainable equity.


To provide the University community with psychological, developmental and support services, with the focus on critical engagement, advocacy, personal growth and graduateness.


Empathy, shared accountability, innovation, excellence and leadership in the service of others.



Director: CSCDCharlDavidscdavids@sun.ac.zaHestia Kotzé021 808 4707
Secretary: Director: CSCD Hestia Kotzé hzkotze@sun.ac.za 021 808 4707
CPD Well Administrative OfficerLezelJansenlezelj@sun.ac.za
Financial Officer Sanetvan Zyl sanetvz@sun.ac.za0218084707