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Counselling Service

WIT Student Counselling service offers psychological counselling to registered full time students. Counselling is provided by a team of professionally qualified Psychotherpists and Psychologists. This is a free Service. To make an appointment please contact us directly by e-mail to [email protected] or by calling 051 302878.

Counselling provides a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which students can discuss any emotional or psychological difficulties they may be experiencing.  This service is offered free of charge and operates by appointment only, details of how to make an appointment can be seen in the 'Appointments' section. Through your engagement with counselling you will be supported to develop a set of skills to help you manage your emotions, and to cope with the impact of adverse life events, be they current or past. Students present as a result of various life circumstances. Our staff team recognises that it can be very daunting to ask for support in dealing with difficult experiences.  Among the wide range of problems for which students seek counselling are:

  • depression/ mood disorders

  • anxiety disorders

  • panic attacks

  • mental health problems

  • bereavement and loss

  • interpersonal or relationship problems

  • family difficulties

  • self-esteem

  • sexual trauma/ rape /sexual abuse

  • addiction

  • sexual identity

  • gender identity

The above is not an exhaustive list and you are encouraged to seek help if you are in emotional distress no matter how big or small you feel your problem is.

Counselling is provided by appointment. Appointments last 45 minutes. Your first appointment will include an assessment of your psychological support needs. You will arrange with your psychologist / psychotherapist how often and when you will meet, this will be based on your ongoing support needs. 

It is important that you arrive on time for your appointment.  If you arrive late your time will be shortened because your counsellor works on an appointment basis.   If you have an appointment that you can't keep, we ask that you please contact us at lease 24 hours in advance to cancel so that your time can be re-allocated to another student who needs our support.

Demand for counselling sometimes exceeds our staff resources and at times there may be a waiting period before an appointment is available. 

Counselling is available by appointment only.

You are very welcome to contact us to ask for information about the service or to discuss your support needs before you make an appointment. Please note that at busy times we may not be able to reply to you immediately, but we will reply as soon as possible.

To contact us, or to make an appointment please e-mail [email protected] or phone 051 302878
When e-mailing or phoning to request an appointment, please tell us your name and phone number, the campus location at which you would prefer to attent counselling, and the times when you would be free to attend an appointment. Your e-mail or phonecall will be responded to as soon as possible by a member of our team.

Cancellations

If you are unable to keep your appointment, we ask you to please give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation so that your time can be re-allocated to another student.

This helps us to keep waiting times for counselling appointments as low as possible.  

The WIT Student Counselling Service operates Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and on Friday 9am to 4pm throughout the year.

We have offices on both the Cork Road and College St Campuses.
 

Out of hours/ Emergencies

WIT Student Counselling Service, including our phones and e-mail, operates from Monday to Thurs 9am to 5pm, and from 9am to 4pm on Fridays.

For support outside of these hours please contact your GP, or local out of hours family doctor service, or call Samaritans on 116123.

If you are in suicidal crisis, please present to your local hospital Emergency Department, or contact Pieta House 24/7 helpline either by calling 1800 247 247 or texting HELP to 5144.

Find Us

Our Cork Road office is at R13, located behind the Student Union building in the same block as the Clubs & Societies office.

Our College St office is at AL10, located directly opposite the Dance Studio.