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.
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 (part-time apprenticeship)
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 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 .
A big thank you to everybody who supported our very active staff member Sandra O’Shea to Runamuck for Cork Counselling Services on Saturday 4th March. This (very mucky) fundraising initiative earned in excess of €650 for our charity when Sandra completed it in an hour. This will help us to offer affordable counselling to an increasingly large number of clients in our community. Runamuck is Ireland’s original and most popular Fun Obstacle Mud-run Challenge and participants raise sponsorship for a chosen charity in undertaking the tough course. Sandra has been generous enough to take it on for Cork Counselling Services. Last chance to sponsor Sandra before we close this week, all you have to do is click here.