"where ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference"

Who We Are

Cork Counselling Services: Mission

Together, 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.

Cork Counselling Services: Values

  • the inclusion and celebration of diversity
  • the innateness of creativity
  • the necessity of experiential learning with others
  • the importance of ethics & professionalism
  • the independence of accountable enterprise
  • the challenge of global outreach

Cork Counselling Services: Social Enterprise

Cork Counselling Services is a social enterprise. This means that aswell as being a charity we apply commercial strategies towards advancing our social ends. To help make counselling affordable to all, we take the profitable work of providing accredited and professional training to would-be counsellors. All profits made in training go to ensuring counselling is available regardless of the clients ability to pay.

Cork Counselling Services is a registered charity and non-profit organisation .

Cork Counselling Services CLG is a company limited by guarantee and governed by a Company Board.  The Company was registered in 1985 and was granted charitable status in 1989. Charity Number CHY8911. Our Charities Regulator number or RCN is 20022327.

Cork Counselling Services receives regular annual funding from Tusla and the HSE to about 40% of running cost.

Cork Counselling Services: History

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. From its foundation our 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 back in 1982.

Cork Counselling Services: Management Team

It is managed jointly by Hugh Morley (Head Of Business), Laura Maybury / Joseph Enright (Head Of Clinical) and Karen Walsh (Head Of Training).

Cork Counselling Services: Locations

We are often asked about our interesting building in Fr Mathew St so we’ve put a history of it here We run a second building for our Training Institute in Hanover St which you can see here