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Counselling in Cork

If you or a loved one needs counselling in Cork 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.

Your first meeting with us 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 Assoc for Agency-based Counselling & Psychotherapy in Ireland and are member 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. Enrolment for all courses except Foundation closes on Wed 2nd Oct 2019 at midday.

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. 1 year, 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)
Accredited 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

Watch our introductory video Why Train With Us?

We believe that the best path to becoming a counsellor is in a practice-based environment, where trainers counsel as much as they teach and where theory, research and practice coincide.  

Many of our students do their practice hours in our busy city centre counselling practice and under our supervision. As a result, the training is always linked 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 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 ask questions .


Join us on Sunday October 27th for our Halloween Fancy Dress party in Old St Peter’s Church. Tickets available here For the €40 entry fee, you get a complimentary bar (beer, wine and soft drinks), finger food and music by DJ Dave Daly. There are prizes for the best costumes on the night and random spot prizes as well. All monies raised go to our registered charity which makes counselling affordable to everybody in our community. And you get a great night out! Whats not to like? Hope to see you there!

Thank you to everybody who helped to make Culture Night such a success on Friday 20th September. The pancakes went down especially well with the general public. We especially want to thank Lord Mayor, Cllr John Sheehan for his assistance in promoting the event.

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