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 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:
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). Professionalism means everything to us.
Cork Counselling Services Training Institute is one of Ireland’s longest standing training centres offering IACP approved courses. Download a brochure of current courses here.
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).
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.
Certificate in Counsellor Training (part-time apprenticeship)
Please note a small number of Autumn 2023 places are still open
Becoming a Counsellor
Interested in becoming a professional counsellor? 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 the School of Health and Care at 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 .
Fashion Fair is an inspiring mix of glamour, insight, hospitality and fun! Its a fundraiser for Cork Counselling Services and features ladies fashion, prosecco reception, pop-up shops, a talk by counselling author Mary Lynch, tea, sandwiches and a raffle with loads of high-endprizes. The clothing features the Irish designed Naya Collection and classy items from “Passion For Fashion” in Minane Bridge and “Ms Elllie’s” in Kinsale. Our speaker, Mary Lynch shares her journey through counselling from gun violence in the Troubles back to peace of mind. The Oriel House venue they have chosen for this event provides four star luxury, easy access and parking and doors open at 2pm on Sunday 1st October. Tickets at €40 are available on Eventbrite. Looking forward to seeing you there!