Counseling Centers in Nairobi

Counseling Centers Nairobi

Counseling Centers Nairobi
Counseling is a systematic process involving the following steps: Counseling provides a safe and trusting environment. It helps the person understand their concerns clearly and resolve them. The counselors listen to students/clients issues/concerns in a non-judgmental manner.
Counseling psychology is a psychological specialty that encompasses research and applied work in several broad domains: counseling process and outcome; supervision and training; career development and counseling; and prevention and health
Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development. Central to its practice are psychological assessment, clinical formulation, and psychotherapy, although clinical psychologists also engage in research, teaching, consultation, forensic testimony, and program development and administration. In many countries, clinical psychology is a regulated mental health profession.

Mental health counseling is what people typically think of when they hear the word counseling, but counselors’ actual job duties may go well beyond what people imagine. Clinical counselors do indeed talk people through problems. In many cases, though, they diagnose as well as treat mental illness. (Read : Mental Hospitals in Kenya)

What is the difference between a psychologist and a counselor?
Psychologists are more likely to work with individuals with serious mental illness. They are trained to perform psychotherapy with a range of clients, but in many settings, general therapy roles will go primarily to counselors and other master’s level mental health practitioners.

List of Counseling Centers in Nairobi
​Amani Counselling Centre and Training Institute
Located at Mwalimu National Sacco Building,
8th Floor, Along Tom Mboya Street
Opposite Ambassadeur Hotel
Tel: 0718 225 627

Tumaini Counselling Centre
Located 6 Silanga Road, off Langata Road, Karen, Nairobi
Postal address: P.O. Box 21141, Nairobi 00505, Kenya
Office cell phones: 254-733-687050 or 0728-606911 (no SMS messages) / 0732 479799 (does accept SMS)

The Mater Misericordiae Hospital
Located Along Dunga Road, South B, Nairobi.
Tel: +254 (20) 690 3000, 0719073000, 0732163000
Facebook: Mater Misericordiae Hospital
Twitter: @materkenya

Precision Counseling & Rehabilitation Home
Located at Off Thika superhighway ,Exit 10
Between Kahawa Barracks and Kenyatta University.
Kahawa Sukari Estate, Nyahururu Road, 3rd North Avenue
Tel: 0780 378314

Located at Peponi Road 32b
Westlands | Nairobi
Address: P.O. Box 27704 – 00506
Nyayo Stadium
Nairobi West
Kenya | East Africa
Wendy De Macker
Tel: +254 (0)713 678 422
Nairobi | Kenya

Prudent Camp Counselling Services (PCCS-Kenya)
Located at Kenol Muranga (Thika Highway)
Tel:0700 345403

ELITE Psychological counselling and Wellness services-Hamida
located at Peponi Road
Tel: 0718 233759

Holy Dove Counselling and Inspirational Foundation
Located at
Tel: 0724 246583

Fanaka Wellness
located at Westlands
Nairobi, Kenya

Mountain Peak Psychotherapy and Counseling Centre
Located at Kenya Medical Association Building, Mara Road, Block F, Apartment 2,1
Tel: 0722 740838

Oasis Africa Limited
Located: at Regent Management Court Apartment B7, Hurlingham, Argwings Kodhek road, Directly Opposite Nairobi Women’s Hospital
P.O. Box 76004-00508, Nairobi.
Mobile No.: +254 725 366 614, +254 733 366 614

Nairobi Place
Off Langata Road, Karen Mokoyeti Road West (Opposite Kenol Petrol Station)
Phone: +254 (0) 202679839
Mobile: +254 (0) 735550000, +254 (0) 733440000
+254 (0) 733440000
P.O.Box 139 – 00502

The Retreat Rehab Center
located at Off. Limuru Rd. After Ndenderu Shopping Center and
at Stage 46, Off Forest Line Rd, 2nd Oloolua Close, Hse. No. B9, Ngong.
Tel: +254 0715 003150 |+254 0732 740938
+254 020 8081739

Fountain of Hope Addiction Treatment Centre
Located at Syokimau along Airport Road
Tel: 0721 723514; 0726 967783; 0796 656300

E-mail:, Counseling Centers Nairobi

Masaa home
Located at Argwings Kodhek Road, Hurlingham, Nairobi Women’s Hospital
P.O Box 10241-00100, Nairobi
Telephone no.: 020 2724192
Mobile Nos.: 0720 939348, 0720 316019
E-mail: Counseling Centers Nairobi

Stepawa Halfway House
Located at Umoja Road, Ongata Rongai
P.O Box 22-00100, Nairobi
Tel: 0724 346769/ 0725 237255/ 0734 171046
E-mail: Counseling Centers Nairobi

The Bridge Centre
Located Church Road, Garden Estate,Mukima drive/Lane/Close Off Thika Superhighway.
P.O. Box 746 – 00600, Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 20 260 9402. +254 724 830 821.

Jorgs Ark Trust
Located Limuru Rd,Tigoni, Kenya.
Tel: +254713692848 /+254721809903

The Raphaelites
Located Red Hill-Limuru near St. Pauls University 5 km off Limuru road.
+254 722 714 300
+254 733-714 300
+254 722 837 627
Email: Counseling Centers Nairobi

SCAD Kenya
Tel: 0722 971672
Email: Counseling Centers Nairobi

Essential Therapy
Located at Peponi Road in Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 722 786 841
Email: Counseling Centers Nairobi

Africa Mental Health Foundation
Located Mawensi Gardens, Off Matumbato Road, Upper Hill
P.O. Box 48423
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 020 2651360 Counseling Centers Nairobi

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Psychiatric Hospitals and Mental Clinics in Kenya

Psychiatric Hospitals Kenya

Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental hospitals, mental asylums or  asylums, are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of serious mental illness, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.(read: List of Psychiatrists in Kenya)

Below are psychiatric hospitals/clinics in Kenya

1.The Outspan Hospital : Psychology Department
Outspan hospital runs its mental clinic( Psychology department) with the following objectives :
To describe behavior
To explain why certain behaviors and processes occur
To predict future events
To change behaviors and mental processes
Services offered at Psychology department at the Outspan:

Chemical dependency (drug and substance abuse) counseling
Adolescent/youth counseling
Grief, loss and bereavement counseling
VCT/HIV counseling
Family and Marriage counseling
Trauma counselling
Stress management
Anger management
Psychological assessment
Crisis Intervention such as divorce and its effects on children
Outreach programs- talks to schools, corporate organizations,churches
Adjustment disorders
Depression and Mood Disorders
Contact Information
The Outspan Hospital- Main Hospital
Along Baden Powell road
P.O Box 2058-10100, NYERI, Kenya.
Hotline : 061-2030742
Emergency Line : +254 722696901

2.Mathari National Teaching & Referral Hospital Nairobi
Mathari hospital is a specialized National Referral, Training and Research Public Institution in mental health. It’s located along Nairobi-Thika Road.
With an in-house capacity of 700 patients, Mathari is the main teaching psychiatric hospital in Kenya. It is used as a training center for many institutions including the University of Nairobi and Kenya Medical Training College. Besides psychiatric training and treatment, the hospital also offers general medical services including maternity and VCT. It also has a diabetic clinic, a fully-fledged laboratory and x-ray facilities.
Contact Information
telephone: 0202337694, 020337694
Google map of mathari national teaching and referral hospital

3.Kenyatta National Hospital : Mental Health Department
Kenyatta National Hospital is currently the largest referral and teaching hospital in the country.

Contact information
0709 854000
0730 643000
0722 829500/1
020 4243000
020 7244000
020 2726300 -11
KNH Research and Programs Dept:
020 2115953
Labour ward : 020 2711515
Referral: 0719 510510 this number is for use by hospitals referring patients ONLY

Fax: + 254 20 2725 272
P. O. Box 20723 – 00202
Google map for kenyatta National hospital

4.Aga Khan Hospital : Psychiatric Clinic
The Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu holds a Psychiatry Clinic every Wednesday from 14h00 to 16h00
contact information
Telephone: +254 3662253 or 3740000 ext. 2253
Outpatient department Reception
Telephone: +254 3662029 / 3662254 or 3740000 ext. 2029 / 2254

5.MP Shah Hospital : Mental Health Clinic

Mp shah mental clinic is open on Monday 8:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday 1:30pm to 3:30pm
For clients with mental health problems: psychosis, depression, schizophrenia, addictions, etc.
located on Shivachi Road in Parklands area, Nairobi, Kenya.
You can easily reach Mp Shah by public transport (“matatu”) by boarding a no. 118 minivan from town and then ask the conductor to notify you to alight at M.P. Hospital bus stop.

You can also hire a taxi and request them to drop you at M.P. Shah Hospital, Parklands.

Contact information
Telephone Numbers:
+254 20 4291 000.
0733 606113.
0733 606752.
0722 204427.
0722 783350.
NB: Mp Shah clinics are done on bookings. Kindly call on working hours Monday to Friday 8:00am-4.30PM, Saturday 8:00am to 12:30pm. Tel.: 020-4291284/327 Nurse, 020-4291000 Clinics
Google map of Mp Shah Hospital

6.The Nairobi West Hospital : Psychiatry Department
they do operate their mental health clinic , their board certified psychiatrists are devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.
Contact information
Nairobi West Hospital

0722 200 944, 0734 200 944

0722 200 944

Gandhi Ave, Nairobi, Kenya

7.Meridian Health Group : Karatina Recovery Center
Karatina Recovery Centre (KRC) was established in November 2014 as a residential rehabilitation and treatment centre for mental and behavioral disorders, specifically substance abuse and addiction.

contact information
Tel: (Mobile) 0719 802 206 | (Wireless) 020 – 2691542
Address: P.O. Box 50443 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

8.Provincial General Hospitals / Referral Hospitals
All provincial general hospitals have their own mental health units.
These hospitals are

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