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Services Continue


We want to assure you that during this difficult time of anxiety and loss, our services continue to be offered to the community. Naturally, we have changed in line with Government and HSE Directives. We are currently offering phone counselling in place of face-to-face counselling and are responding to people in isolation, on the front-line or in crisis. Simply call 083-0777998 instead of our usual number for the coming weeks. Read our section on phone counselling. As a gesture, we are taking donations for our counselling work rather than our usual per-session pricing. We will not turn any client away on the basis of their ability to pay. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Phone Counselling


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 phone counselling at this time, please call 083-0777998. To better understand our counselling services and why people attend, just click here.

We are not currently providing face-to-face counselling at our premises:
The Centre,
7, Fr. Mathew St,
Cork T12 PW14

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

We will look with you to see if we can successfully support you in meeting your emotional wellbeing 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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Are you 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. 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).

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.

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.

Certificate in Counsellor Training
Accredited by Cork Counselling Services, qualified counsellors learn to become trainers of counsellors. 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 .

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