Student Counselling Service

We know that the transition to third level education can be challenging. Therapeutic and educational services respond to the personal, psychological, social and academic needs and concerns of students.

How we work

All work is primarily conducted within the ethical framework of the Psychological Society of Ireland. A copy of the code of professional ethics is available here. Sessional counselling staff may work within different ethical frameworks such as IACP or IAHIP.


Contact: Katie Hendrick, C.Couns., Psychol Ps.S.I. a  Chartered member of the Division of Counselling Psychology in the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education Ireland (PCHEI).

Location: Student Services Area, Carriglea Building.  Tel: 01 239 4650 (internal extension 4650).

External Supports

Samaritans provide 24 hour telephone support on 116 123 (free call) or E-mail Helpline: or Drop-in service: 112 Marlborough Street Dublin, 10am - 10pm.

Pieta House Lucan. Open weekdays 9am-9pm, Sat & Sun 10am-2pm. The Lucan number is 01-6010000. A 24-hour freephone suicide support line is available at 1800 247 247.

Locate the Nearest GP or hospital through the HSE map.

In an emergency

Students can access the IADT Student Health Centre Nurse directly (Atrium Building, opposite the student canteen) in person or Call the IADT Health Centre on (01) 239 4760
Call the IADT Security line on (01) 239 4999 or Access / Call your own GP.

GP out of hour’s service for Dun Laoghaire Doc (based in St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire): Monday – Friday: 6pm - 10 pm, Weekends/Bank Holidays: 10 am - 6 pm
Tel: (01) 6639869 with a Fee: Approx. €80

Online Mental Health Supports

A directory of useful websites for mental health is listed here.