The Department of Counselling is committed to excellence in undergraduate and post graduate education under the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences. Our graduates are expected to be competent and ethical professionals committed to the application of counselling to real-world situations. Our programmes provide a foundation for the scientific understanding of people’s behaviour and mental processes and promote scholarship and service. Our programs prepare students to become licensed with the allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe as well as with other Health Councils across the globe. The department prides itself at facilitating registration for alumni at the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which would enable them to practice within the UK. Our department promotes an environment characterized by collaborative learning and scholarship among its graduate students, guided by the university’s core values and those of other professional organizations. Through the department of Counselling, the university has an MoU with CONNECT- Zimbabwe Institute of Systemic Therapy (Zist) which is a Zimbabwean Welfare organisation that it is staffed by Family Therapists, Counsellors, Social Workers and Psychologists registered to offer counselling, training, research and consultancy services. The institution is affiliated to the ZOU.
In this historic period, globally, each one of us encounters some aspects of drug and alcohol abuse, whether it is a family member, a friend or neighbor, a student, a person on the street or oneself. Families are all affected in some way. The department has been and is still driving a short course training on Drug and substance abuse management. The aim of this short course is to provide general guidelines regarding what people currently know about drugs and substance abuse, as well as helpful resources and possible solutions.