Counselling at Tumaini Kampala

Tumaini Kampala – our Counselling Centre in Uganda

Tumaini Kampala opened its doors for counselling in March 2016.  After 25 years of service in Nairobi, Kampala is the location of the second counselling service where Africa Inland Mission offers support to missionaries.

Tumaini Counselling Service in Kampala, Uganda, offers confidential clinical services which are available to any Christian missionary working in Africa. These range from clinical care to simply helping missionaries normalise the challenges and frustrations of missionary life.

How to arrange an appointment

Existing clients can contact their counsellor directly through email, or via for Nairobi, or for Kampala.  Individuals interested in initiating services should send an email to .  Other questions can be directed to .

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To request an appointment at Tumaini Kampala, please call or e-mail.  Our clinical assistant will take down basic information and then pass your request to our counsellors, who will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 2 working days.

If you are coming to Kampala specially to be seen at Tumaini, please liaise with us before arranging your travel.  This is both so that we can ensure we have availability during your visit, but also so that you arrange to be here long enough to gain the help you require.  Attending for a few days may be sufficient for a simple evaluation, but if you want to address an issue then you being available for 2 or 3 weeks is likely to be necessary – and probably longer if the matter is serious or of long-standing.  After this, it may be feasible for us to continue offering support via the internet.

The video below introduces you to making an appointment at Tumaini.

Download Tumaini Kampala information

The following link opens a 1-page PDF giving the main information about Tumaini Kampala, which can be downloaded:

Making referrals to Tumaini

We have produced the following PDF guide to help those in leadership roles know how best to support their members and when to refer to Tumaini.

Opening hours8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Thursday each week, except on public holidays.
Postal address: P.O. Box 4008, Kampala, Uganda
Office cell phones (office hours only): +256 787 522 868 or +256 702 780 276


Tumaini Counselling Centre is located in Lubowa, a residential community on the south side of Kampala. 
See this link for a map:


From Kampala turn left off Entebbe Road just before “Roofings”.

From Entebbe / Kajjansi turn right off Entebbe Road just after “Roofings”.

Follow this road up until the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) on your right; turn on your right immediately after the JCRC gate. Drive up this road, passing Quality Supermarket, a large field and the International School of Uganda (all on your left). Continue on this road, passing by the dirt road on your left (downhill) and paved road on your right (uphill). We are located in the 3rd compound on your right after passing these 2 roads. Please look out for the sign ‘Vanessa Apartments’.

Tumaini Kampala is the first apartment on your left as you enter the lower building.