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Trusted Therapy

If you or a loved one needs counselling, we provide therapy of the highest ethical and professional standards to all members of society regardless of financial means, religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or educational background.

To find out more information and/or to make an appointment please click here. To better understand our counselling services and why people attend click here.

You are very welcome to visit:
The Centre,
7, Fr. Mathew St,
Cork T12 PW14
or you can phone 021-4274951.

Mon-Thur 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm
Evening appointments by request.

We are members of AACPI the Assoc for Agency-based Counselling & Psychotherapy in Ireland.

Professional Training

Mature Female Student Studying In Classroom With Books
The following courses are now enrolling
Foundation in Counselling Skills
Application deadline Feb 18, 2018

Suitable as a first step for professional counselling and also for nurses, teachers and those working a lot with people.

Diploma in Counselling
Accredited by IACP.
Beginning October 2018
Currently accepting applications, with interviews commencing after Easter.

Also inviting applications for:
BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Top-up Programme
Accredited by Coventry University
Beginning October 2018
Currently accepting applications.

The Guardian Newspaper 2018 University League Tables put Coventry University at No. 12 in the UK of all universities – new and old.

Reach Your Potential

The best counselling training happens in a practice-based environment, where trainers counsel as much as they teach and where theory and practice are integrated.  Our training takes place in the context of a busy city centre counselling practice linking us always to the real world. We don’t do ivory towers or wishful thinking.

We always get to know our students, and they us, as we work mostly in circles with highly skilled facilitation. For good reason, we are the longest IACP accredited course provider in the country. IACP accredit our diploma and degree and Coventry University accredit our top-up Degree programme. (Recently, the Complete University Guide put Coventry University “Top New University” in the UK )   Experiential learning is key to our training. Just like our oak tree, with the right support, growth just happens!

Well Done

A hearty congratulations to all of our 2018 Degree and Diploma Graduates that celebrated in style at Vienna Woods Hotel on February 12th

And while we’re talking about social evenings, a big THANK YOU to everyone that participated in our Quiz Night on April 27th at The Hawthorn Bar. We raised €1202 for Cork Counselling Services!

Recent News

New Brochure

We recently launched a new introductory brochure about our services. You can download and...