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Student Counselling

Student Counselling Service

In light of current Public Health advisory on the developing Coronavirus COVID 19 situation, the Student Counselling Service on Blanchardstown Campus is now operating remotely using Microsoft Teams.

Please e-mail our Student Counsellor at with your contact details in order to organize a remote appointment via Microsoft Teams or telephone.

The Monday Morning Drop-In Assessment Clinic will also operate remotely. Please use the link in the next section below to book a remote assessment appointment.


The Student Counselling Service offers a free, confidential, professional counselling service to all students attending the college.  Counselling can give you some time and space to explore any issues that might be of concern to you such as:

  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Depression or Mood Difficulties
  • Grief or Bereavement
  • Homesickness or Loneliness
  • Sexual / Personal Identity Issues
  • Assault or Abuse
  • Self-Harm
  • Bullying or Racism
  • Addiction or Substance Use
  • Low Confidence or Self-Esteem

How to Book a Counselling Appointment

The Student Counselling Service offers counselling appointments from Monday to Friday.

To book a counselling appointment please e-mail and include the times you are available to attend.

We will e-mail you by return with a counselling appointment based on your availability.

For anyone in crisis there is a Monday morning Drop-In Counselling Assessment Clinic. The assessment clinic provides half hour assessment appointments and following the assessment a longer appointment will be offered.

To book an appointment for the Monday Counselling Drop-In Assessment Clinic please click here

Please let us know in the event that you cannot attend a scheduled appointment so that the appointment may be offered to another student

Location of the Counselling Service

The Counselling Service on Blanchardstown Campus is on the first floor of the Croi Building.

  • Clodagh Ni Ghallachoir’s office number is C113
  • Emmet Mallon’s office number is C114, (Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays only)


Outside of our Student Counselling Office hours, students may contact the following Out of Hours Resources:

G. P.  Talk with your local GP Service


ER Service:  999/112


Connolly Hospital A & E, Blanchardstown 01-646 5000 One stop shop for all mental health support services in the country.



Free 24hr Helpline:  116 123




AWARE (depression):

Helpline: 1800 80 48 48




PIETA HOUSE – Centre for Prevention of Suicide & Self-Injury

Providing professional one to one counselling for those self-harming, feeling suicidal or suffering effects of a suicide event.

Free 24hr Helpline: 1 800 247 247





Tel: 01 890 5810


Website: youth information website created by young people for young people online youth mental health service

Niteline   (9pm-2.30am term time)     1800 793 793



Other Helplines:

Alcoholics Anonymous   (01) 842 0700
Bodywhys  1890 200 444
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre    1800 77 8888
Gay Switchboard  (01) 872 1055
One in Four   (01) 662 4070
One Family  1890 662 212
Positive Options     free text LIST to 50444
National Counselling Service 1850 24 1850





Niteline Student Phone & Listening Service - Available for Students (During Term Time)


Niteline is a student phone and listening service offering support and information to students who need a listening ear for whatever reason. Niteline is run by trained student volunteers.


Open 9pm-2:30am every night of term.



Students can contact Niteline via a Freephone number 1-800-793-793 or

via their Online Listening Service.



The use of books as for therapeutic purposes is known as ‘bibliotherapy’. 

Self-help books can be highly effective in helping people with emotional problems such as: depression, stress, anger, panic, low self-esteem, anxiety and eating issues. To view a list of books Click here


Additional Links and Support Services


For Staff

Concerns about a student:

If you have any concerns about a student please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details above.

To Make a Referral:

Most students attend the service by self-referral.  However, if you meet with a student who has agreed to attend counselling it is helpful for the service to receive an email or a phone call outlining your concerns regarding that student.

Assisting Students in Distress - A Guide for Staff




What our students say...


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