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Counselling in Cork


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

You are very welcome to visit:
The Centre,
7, Fr. Mathew St,
Cork T12 PW14

or you can phone 021-4274951.

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

Your first meeting with us will last about an hour. It will focus on determining what you need. We will then look with you to see if we can successfully support you in meeting those needs.

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).

Counselling Courses

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Interested in counselling courses for a new career as a professional counsellor? Cork Counselling Services Training Institute is Ireland’s longest standing IACP approved training centre.

Foundation in Counselling & Personal Development
Develop your people skills in work or private life or do this as a taster for entering into professional counselling courses. Nine weekends, part-time.

Certificate in Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies
An introduction to professional counselling training and a step-by-step approach towards the IACP-accredited BSc(Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy. 1 year, part-time.

BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (4 Yr Programme)
Accredited by IACP. Train to become a professional practising counsellor. 4 years, part-time.

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.

Becoming a Counsellor

Experience
Watch our introductory video Why Train With Us?

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 .

Events


Thank you to everybody who helped make our Christmas fundraising a success. We collected in the city centre on Friday 13th. We were also delighted to have received €342 from the Grant Thornton Christmas Jumper collection on Friday 20th December. Furthermore, Fota’s lady golfers sent us a cheque for €400 which we really appreciate. Here’s hoping you all enjoy a good break.


Cork Counselling Services received a donation from The Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) at a special reception hosted at University College Cork on Thursday, 21 November 2019 in the presence of the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Des Cahill, and special guest, former Ireland and Munster Rugby International, Marcus Horan. Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of the Hospital Saturday Fund said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many wide-ranging charities in Munster, many of which are less well-known. The Hospital Saturday Fund is honoured to support the efforts of such deserving charities and help in some way towards the exceptional, tireless work that they do in making such a huge and positive difference to people’s lives.”

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