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Trusted Therapy

If you (or a loved one) needs counselling in Cork, we provide therapy of the highest standard, regardless of your financial means, religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or educational background.

To find out more and/or to make an appointment for counselling or phone counselling at this time, please call 021-4274951 or submit a self-referral form here.

To better understand our counselling services and why people attend, just click here.

Our premises are at:
The Centre,
7, Fr. Mathew St,
Cork T12 PW14

Opening hours are:
Mon-Thur 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm
Evening or Saturday appointments by request.

We are members of AACPI (the Association for Agency-based Counselling & Psychotherapy in Ireland) and are members of both the Irish and British Associations of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP and BACP).

Professional Training

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Cork Counselling Services Training Institute is Ireland’s longest standing IACP approved training centre. You’ll find a downloadable brochure of our current courses here or read below.

Certificate in Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies
An introduction to professional counselling training and a step-by-step approach towards the Coventry University & IACP-accredited BSc(Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy. 1 year, part-time (Certificate from Coventry University). Closing date: 25th Apr 2022

BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (4 Yr Programme)
This degree course is accredited by Coventry University and IACP. Train to become a professional practising counsellor. 4 years, part-time. Closing date: 25th Apr 2022

BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (Top-up Programme)
Validated and awarded by Coventry University, in keeping with Statutory Regulation, this postgraduate training allows practising counsellors and psychotherapists to top up their existing Diploma to a BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy. 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. Closing date: 25th Apr 2022

Becoming a Counsellor

Interested in becoming a professional counsellor? Register for our zoom open night on Mon 21st Feb @ 8pm here

Watch our introductory video “Why Train With Us?” here

We believe that the best path to becoming a counsellor is in a practice-based environment. This means that our trainers counsel as much as they teach and that theory, research and practice happen together in one place.  
Many of our students do their practice hours in our busy city centre counselling practice under our supervision. As a result, the training links always to the real world. What we do best is experiential learning, self development and relationship. What we don’t do is 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.

The IACP accredit our honours science degree which holds validation from 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 ask questions .


Protecting our clients, students and staff is our number one priority. Thats why we follow all Government and HSE Guidelines regarding the Covid-19 pandemic at every stage.

Counselling We are currently fully open and seeing face-to-face clients on an agreed-fee basis while also offering telephone counselling on a donations basis. Rest assured that we have multiple sanitiser stations, temperature checks, contactless payment options, plexiglass screens, rigorous cleaning and sanitising routines, and mask protocols, all for your safety. We also limit numbers in our building at any one time.

Training We are proud that all training courses have continued throughout the pandemic, using online video-conferencing facilities. Students of 2021/2022 need to be aware that programmes are being planned in a blended learning format (remotely and face to face) in line with the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions. Accordingly, in order to access live remote workshops, it is essential that prospective students have access to strong broadband connections and an uninterrupted private study space.

Recent News

2021 Graduation

Our photograph shows Diploma and Degree Graduates of 2021 –  after the online ceremony!

Why Train With Us?

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2020 Review

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