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.

Student Counselling Service

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

Contact: Katie Hendrick, Reg., Psychol Ps.S.I. a  current member of the Division of Counselling Psychology in the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and Irish Association of University and College Counsellors (IAUCC). 

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 on  Sessional counselling staff may work within different ethical frameworks such as IACP or IAHIP.


(Download information or take a free sheet at the back of the Chapel, next to the Students' Union Office).

For any student who has experienced a sudden death or traumatic bereavement or knows of someone who has, we would like to offer our condolences from the Student Counselling Service. The Student Counselling Service is available all year round to meet students individually or within groups. There is a range of information which may be helpful and further resources, as detailed in the download links below.

Further services are available from who offer bereavement counselling either in Dublin or countrywide locations. This service is provided by a group of volunteers who are recruited and trained in the theory of grief and the counselling of bereaved individuals.

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

Locate the Nearest GP or hospital: 

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 Weekdays: 9am - 9pm, Sat & Sun: 10am -2pm. Tel: (01) 6010000 & they now offer a 24 hour telephone suicide support line, which is provided by professional counselling staff, on 1800 247 247 (free call).

Websites that may be of use/interest:

The PCHEI is the representative body of Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education in Ireland. It provides support for counsellors, and facilitates continuous professional development. The association also liaises with statutory bodies and other relevant agencies on student issues. The Association also liaises with statutory bodies and other relevant agencies on student issues.
Every single one of us will experience tough times in our lives. is a place to learn about mental health, and how to support yourself and the people you love. You can find support services near you, and learn about the littlethings that can make a big difference to how we all feel. Brought to you by the HSE, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and partner organisations across the country. is a service dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health. A dedicated third level site is now available, in conjunction with See IADT student’s animations on this site and a range of current mental health information and student blogs.

See Myself is a psycho-education tool, targeted at those aged 15-24 yrs, was developed by Dr John Sharry and Silver Cloud Health.  The online programme covers topics including self-esteem, body-image, food and mood, understanding the media and how it influences self- image and thoughts-feelings-behaviours cycles.The participants explores each module over a six to eight week timeframe using a range of multi-media interactive tools, exercises and goal setting to address core issues.  The person is supported through the programme by a designated online peer-supporter. It is free to use – enquiries to


A bibliography of books for therapeutic purposes, as compiled by the HSE. (student c.a.r.e. 2014)

Free audio resources:

The Psychology team at Beaumont Mindfulness and Relaxation Centre offer a range of free audio links for you to access in the areas of tension reduction, mindfulness and breathing exercises. 

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