The Humanitas Counselling Interns are volunteering their time to offer free online counselling services.

The Humanitas Counselling Interns are an amazing group of people. Most of them have either a degree or an honours degree in Psychology or Social Work and each one of them is passionate about working with people. They have recently completed their theoretical component of our Humanitas Counselling Course and are now ready to start with their practical component or internship. During this second component of their training, our interns will offer over 200 hours of counselling, free of charge to the general public, via an online platform. They also offer face to face counselling sessions, and volunteer their time, at the amazing organisations and institutions who we have partnered with.

Our Humanitas Counselling Interns are ready and eager to connect, listen and talk with you. If you would like to book a free ONLINE counselling session – please have a look at the different people who are able to help. Choose the person you would like to book your session with and fill in the form at the bottom of this page. They will get back to you as soon as possible.

You are not alone. Reach out and chat to one of our counselling interns today.


In case of emergency, please contact the following:

Life Line: 0861 322 322

SADAG: 0800 456 789 (24 hour helpline)

Suicide Emergency: 0800 567 567

  • Katherine

    Humanitas Counselling Intern

    Katherine Jackson

    I have a passion for all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. 

    I would like to help you in your journey in a safe non-judgemental space where you feel comfortable to be yourself and share your thoughts and dreams for what may come. 

    Together we can speak about what has happened, what is happening, and how to become the best version of yourself.

     I would like to explore finding healthy coping mechanisms that empower you and be part of the personal investment you make in yourself.


  • Tsholofelo

    Humanitas Counselling Intern

    Tsholofelo Ditsele

    Hi there

    My name is Tsholofelo Ditsele, an intern counsellor with Humanitas. I have always believed that “health” does not refer to just our physical health, but that our mental health plays an important role in our overall health. This is a point that I am so passionate about getting across because mental health is so neglected in our societies, and I would love to see that change in the future. Besides being neglected, there is also a lot of stigma surrounding mental health and it is so good to see more and more people being brave enough to seek help 


    I know that a lot of people feel that they have no one to talk to, and how hard it can be to carry everything on your own. I also understand how difficult it can be to open up to someone else. However, be assured that counselling is a good decision and that this is a safe space, where you are allowed to be your true self, with no judgement. There is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking help and it does not make you weak. Seeking help means you are taking charge of your life, your future and your happiness. The first step is always the hardest, but this could be the first step to a better, happier version of yourself and I would love to walk this journey with you. I hope to see you soon

  • Puleng

    Humanitas Counselling Intern

    Puleng Raditapole

    Hi, there.

    My name is Puleng and I am a counseling intern at Humanitas. I am a compassionate person with a passion for helping people from all walks of life. I am committed to working diligently to meet the unique needs of each individual in an environment that provides trust, compassion, and validation. My goal is to ensure that you as my client are heard, supported, and empowered.

    I look forward to meeting you.

  •  Portia

    Humanitas Counselling Intern

    Portia Matjila

    Greetings! I'm Portia Matjila, and I'm thrilled to be your counselor on this transformative journey towards holistic well-being. As a Specialist Wellness Counselor intern, my dedication lies in guiding and supporting you on your quest for optimal health and balance. In a world that often demands our constant attention and energy, I believe that prioritizing mental, emotional, and physical wellness is crucial.

    My approach is grounded in a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. With a wealth of experience and a fervor for empowering individuals, I specialize in crafting personalized wellness strategies that align with your unique needs and goals. Whether you're navigating the complexities of stress, anxiety, or seeking personal growth, my aim is to create a supportive and non-judgmental space where you can explore, heal, and thrive.

    Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery, drawing upon evidence-based practices, mindfulness techniques, and therapeutic modalities tailored to your individual circumstances. My commitment goes beyond just alleviating symptoms; I strive to facilitate lasting change, promoting resilience and a renewed sense of purpose.

    Join me on this journey, and let's collaboratively sculpt a path that leads to a healthier, more vibrant version of yourself. Your well-being is not just a destination; it's a continual process of self-care, self-discovery, and self-empowerment. I'm eager to partner with you on this transformative expedition towards a life of balance, fulfillment, and lasting wellness.


  • Zenande

    Humanitas Counselling Intern

    Zenande Matunda

    "Everything you judge about yourself served a purpose at the time." -Dr. Gabor Mate

    Let's collaborate and create a space that will allow you to connect with yourself. I look forward to meeting you. 

Request a counselling session

Thank you for wanting to make use of our free counselling platform. Please note that in order for this process to continue, we require the following information from you as well as your consent that counselling can take place. Once everything is filled out, your request will be sent to the relevant intern and they will respond within 24-48 business hours.