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About Us

HeadssCork Counselling Services is a registered charity and non-profit organisation which provides professional counselling, psychotherapy and training services in the south of Ireland. It is managed jointly by Hugh Morley (Head Of Business), Laura Maybury (Head Of Clinical) and Karen Walsh (Head Of Training) – photographed here. All profits made in training go to ensuring counselling is available regardless of the clients ability to pay.

Cork Counselling Services

Formerly known as The Counselling Centre, Cork Counselling Services was founded in the early 1980s by Maria Huss, a Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Trainer, who had moved to Ireland from Germany.  The  south of Ireland did not have a culture of professional counselling and psychotherapy at the time.  The Counselling Centre was one of the first centres in the south to provide a professional counselling service to members of the community.

We are committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy to the highest ethical and professional standards to all members of society regardless of financial means, religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or educational background.

From its foundation Cork Counselling Services were in high demand, and in 1989 we were granted charitable status. In spite of limited resources our services are as relevant and necessary today as when we started to work with clients over 35 years ago. For more information on our Counselling and Psychotherapy Services please click here.

Cork Counselling Services also expanded its reach into the community and currently runs a Positive Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Programme for schools and a Parenting Programme.

Our Management Team

Our Building

We are often asked about our interesting building so we’ve put a history of it here