Student Counselling

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


Counsellor: 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.

Sessional Cousellor: Joanna Gorniak Sessional Student Counsellor,  M.Psych.,PGDip.Clin.Psych.,MBS, is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

Joanna helps clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, and adjustment issues, such as anxiety, the stress of and coping with everyday life, depression, relationship issues, and other complex conditions. She helps clients to overcome challenges, gain understanding of their difficulties and ultimately to work towards finding meaning and happiness in life.

Location: Student Services Area, Carriglea Building

How to get in touch

You can fill out an appointment request form and drop it into the mailbox. The mailbox is located in the Student Services Suite, beside the printer. A counsellor will contact you to arrange an appointment.


Drop in Times: Tuesday 1:30 – 2pm, Wednesday 2:00 – 2:30pm, Thursday 11:00 – 11:30am

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.