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Conference 2017


While many people have good experiences with counselling, the research base to scientifically demonstrate its effectiveness needs to be stronger in Ireland. Cork Counselling Services held an international conference to promote counselling research at Marymount Education Centre, Curraheen on May 5th and 6th 2017, titled ‘Friend Not Foe: The Researcher’s Role in Therapeutic Practice’.

A selection of experienced and new generation counsellors and psychotherapists presented papers and posters on a wide variety of research topics. Keynote speaker Professor Mick Cooper, University of Roehampton, presented papers on ‘What Makes Therapy Effective?’ and ‘Relational Depth’. This was the first conference undertaken by Cork Counselling Services in its 35 years practice serving Cork City and County and mayors from both jurisdictions were in attendance.

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 PW1
or you can phone 021-4274951.

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

We support community and are members of AACI the Association for Agency-based Counselling in Ireland.

Professional Training

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The following courses are now enrolling
Foundation in Counselling Skills
Beginning October 2017
Currently accepting applications.
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 2017
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 2017
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 with trainers who counsel as much as they teach.  Our training takes place in the context of a busy city centre counselling practice which keeps students and teachers linked with the real world, all year around. We don’t do ivory towers or close half the year.

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!

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