The Ruth Nkoyooyo Wellness Centre

The Ruth Nkoyoyo Wellness Centre offers services intended to treat the whole person by integrating the services provided to address the needs for spirit, soul and body. The centre provides an atmosphere which facilitates holistic healing for our clients.

The services are accessible to staff and their families, students and their immediate relatives, and any other persons whose involvement in the student’s life may affect his or her studies at UCU.

  1. Individual, family and group counseling for clients.
  2. Para-Counselors’ training for both staff and students every semester.    
Other trainings including:
  • Trauma care
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Prevention and management of substance use disorders
  • Biblical Counseling and other trainings as deemed necessary at a particular period of time.
  • Mentoring program for the guild government
  • Outreach services to address different needs e.g. in student hostels

Counseling issues addressed

  • Relationship challenges
  • Career guidance
  • Mood and other Psychological disorders like anxiety, depression, anger, stress as a result of life challenges like retirement grief, disease, traumatic experiences and disappointments.
  • Addictions of different kinds like; substances, sexual related addictions,
  • Pre and marital counseling
  • HIV Counseling

Seminars for staff students and other stake holders as need arises on various topics such as

  • Relationships
  • Positive parenting
  • Marriage Enrichment
  • Substance abuse
  • Seminars and retreats for special groups of people like single staff, widows, married.

Counseling reserve section in the Hamu Mukasa Library
It contains books on a wide range of issues including parenting, family life, addictions, psychological disorders, drug abuse and recovery, relationships, self-esteem, pastoral counseling, various Christian issues, and many more textbooks in various topics in Counseling.

Are there issues in your life that you would like to talk to someone else about?

Are you facing various crossroads in your life and finding it hard to make the right decision?

Are you depressed, sad, anxious, angry, frustrated, feeling hopeless and afraid of what life will bring?

Are the university related challenges proving to be too much for you to handle?

Are you in a bad relationship, or hurting from a broken relationship?

Are you bound by addiction to food, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, pornography, and sex?

Do you just need a listening ear and encouragement?

Just come to the offices and meet experienced counseling psychologists who are willing to walk with you through your journey of challenges.

Or call Toll free 0800202800 / 0794770847, EXT 439,847, 429 for online Counseling and for booking an appointment with a counselor of your choice.

Office hours 8:30AM – 5:00PM.

Staffing (Four fulltime staff)

  1. Irene Nabwire Ojiambo - Counseling Psychologist (Ag. Head of Department)
    (BA.ED, MCCP, ICAP 11)
  1. Aaron Tumusiime Kakiga – Counseling Psychologist (Kampala Campus)
    (BAED, MACP)
  1. Richard Bwire – Administrative Assistant
    (BAMC, M.A Ministry)
  1. John Omek – Office Assistant
    (DIP. IT Business)


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