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.
Joanna Gorniak
Joanna Gorniak

Who we are?

Joanna Gorniak Student Counsellor,  MPsych, PGDipClinPsych, MBS, EMDR.

Joanna holds a Master’s Degree in General Psychology and Psychodiagnostics (MPsych by Research, 2006), a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsych, 2015), and a Master’s Degree in Management and Organisational Behaviour (MBS, 2009). Joanna is an EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Since 2017 she has been training towards accreditation in Psychotraumatology. Joanna is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) and European Society for Traumatic Stress Study (ESTSS) and EMDR Association Ireland & UK.

Joanna was involved in working with adults at the Adult Mental Health Services at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, from 2012 to 2017, as part of her clinical training. She has also been working with clients in private practice since 2015. Some of the difficulties which Joanna helps with are: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bereavement and loss, relationship issues, stress and difficulty coping, self-esteem, traumatic experiences, PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder), eating disorders, issues related to sexual identity, problems with adjustment and cultural shock.

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.

Email: studentcounselling@iadt.ie to request an appointment.

Drop in Times: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 9.30 am.

External Supports

Samaritans provide 24 hour telephone support on 116 123 (free call) or E-mail Helpline: jo@samaritans.org 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.