"where ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference"
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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

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We are shortly closing enrolment for 2018 and will begin enrolling for 2019. Our Training Institute is one of Ireland’s longest standing professional training centres for counselling and psychotherapy.

Foundation in Counselling Skills
Suitable as an optional first step for professional counselling and also for nurses, teachers, HR and those working with people. (6 months, part-time).

Cert / Higher Cert in Counselling & Psychotherapy
A step by step approach to professional training offering full credits towards the IACP-accredited BSc(Hons) (1 / 2 years, part-time).

BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (Top-up Programme)
Accredited by Coventry University, recognises the prior learning of applicants who have already completed training to Diploma or Higher Cert level. (1 or 2 years, full or part-time).

Reach Your Potential

The best counselling training happens in a practice-based environment, where trainers counsel as much as they teach and where theory, research 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 do self development and relationship, not ivory towers or wishful thinking.

Our training is creative and experiential with highly skilled facilitation. For good reason, we are the longest IACP accredited course provider in the country. They fully accredit our honours science degree which is validated by Coventry University .

Recently, the Complete University Guide put Coventry University “Top New University” in the UK. Check out our student experiences learn about what we do and how we do it.


A huge thank you to Paula Hynes and all the staff at Teamwork.com for their generous donation of €1239.

Special thanks to sponsors of our Hallowe’en fundraiser: Electric Bar & Restaurant, The Model Farm Bar & Restaurant, Guys n’Dolls Hair Salon, Debenhams, Samui, Crawford & Co., Petals Floral Design, Silverkey Bar & Restaurant, Barry’s of Douglas, Luigi Malones Restaurant, The Franciscan Well, The Bodega.

A hearty congratulations to all of our 2018 Degree and Diploma Graduates who finished their IACP and/or Coventry University accredited courses.

Recent News

New Brochure

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

Schools Programme

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Why Study With Us?

Here is a short video on Student Experiences at Cork Counselling Services Training Institute.

2017 Review

We have been looking at our figures for 2017 and how we impacted on...