Development and Counselling Centre

The Development and Couns​elling Centre is interested in our students’ mental well-being.  In addition to student counselling, the Development and Counselling Centre will provide academic success skills workshops and programmes that are meant to assist students not only to solve immediate problems, but also acquire the self-confidence and transferable skills necessary for professional success and individual growth.

Student Counsellors

Currently, two full-time student counsellors are available to provide academic development skills and personal counselling for students at the Stadium Road and the Karimabad campuses in Pakistan.

Ms Hadia Pasha is a clinical psychologist who brings almost 20 years of experience of counselling to the Development and Counselling Centre.  For the past 12 years, Ms Pasha has been the senior student counsellor at the Institute for Educational Development. She holds a BA (Hon.) in psychology, an MA and a post-magisterial diploma in clinical psychology and has completed her PhD, also in clinical psychology, and is waiting for the University of Karachi’s convocation ceremony for the awarding of this degree.

Hadia has extensive counselling experience, has lectured in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Arab Foundation College and is the author of numerous counselling-related articles.

Ms Pasha can be contacted at:

Ms Rukhsana Khalid has been providing counselling services on a part-time basis to the School of Nursing and Midwifery for the past 3 years and will now be available for students in the Medical College and School of Nursing and Midwifery.  Ms Khalid has extensive work and volunteer experience in counselling and has conducted numerous stress management workshops in various venues.

Rukhsana is also a clinical psychologist who holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree and a post-magisterial diploma from the University of Karachi.

Ms Khalid can be contacted at:​