CAES Student Support Services

Shelley Barnsley

Manager: Student Support Services and Counselling Psychologist

031 260 7565

barnsley@ukzn.ac.za

Room 15, 4th floor,
OR Tambo building,
Westville Campus

Profile

Ms Barnsley is the College Manager for Student Support Servises and is a Student Counsellor and Psychologist as well. She has 31 years of experience working as a Counselling Psychologist and in various management positions at UKZN.

Her interests lie in student wellness and in fostering personal and professional growth and improving productivity in individuals and organisations. She has facilitated a large number of workshops for students, staff and organisations on topics such as interpersonal communication skills, improving motivation and productivity, managing change and stress, conflict resolution, managing the midlife transition, career decision making and making your willpower work for you. 

Ms Barnsley has a great deal of experience in career assessments and has a small private practice offering individual and couple psychotherapy and leadership development and training.

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (1991) in Counselling Psychology, University of Natal

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours (1988), University of Natal

  • Bachelor of Arts (1987), University of Natal

Accreditations

  • Registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

  • Registration No: PS 0034754

  • Practice no: 0860008640505
    Brain Work Recursive Therapy (BWRT) certified level 1 practitioner

Publications

Singh-Pillay, N., Barnsley, S., Meusel, R., & Murray, M. (2018). Risk factors for student attrition at a South African University. Manuscript submitted for publication. 

Munro, N., Quayle, M., Simpson, H., Barnsley, S. (2012) Hunger for Knowledge: food insecurity amongst students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Perspectives In Education 31(4), 12-31

Kioko, J., Barnsley, S., Jaganyi, D. (2012). Science Access: Theoretical framework and educational discourse. Chapter 9 in Dunpath, R and Vital, R. (Eds, 2012). Access to higher education in South Africa: reflective of under-prepared students or under-prepared institutions?, McMillan Pearson,  166 – 183

Kioko, J., Barnsley, S., Jaganyi, D. (2012). Science Access: An appraisal of graduation and throughput rates. Chapter 10 in Dunpath, R and Vital, R. (Eds, 2012). Access to higher education in South Africa: reflective of under-prepared students or under-prepared institutions?, McMillan Pearson,  184 – 202