Opening Hours for Counselling Service

 Tuesday 09:30am to 04:30pm
 Wednesday 09:30am to 04:30pm
 Thursday 09:30am to 04:30pm

Counselling Services

The Counselling Service at Carlow College is a professional, free and confidential service provided to all registered full- or part-time students. It adheres to a code of ethics and ethical practice as outlined by the Irish Association of Universities and College Counsellors (IAUCC). Counselling provides the opportunity for any learner a space to discuss in private concerns or worries, which may be impacting on academic performances or personal health and well-being. Deciding to speak with the counsellor may be a very positive step towards making life more positive. The Counselling service is located in the Kathleen Brennan Student Services Centre.

Services Provided

Conlsutative server to staff and significant others on student issues

Drop in service

One to one counselling

Provision of workshops

Provision of relevant information on self-help resources and literature

Making Appointments

Students can make their appointments with the Counsellor directly by calling to the office, email or telephone. The Counsellor's Office is in the Student Services Centre. As such, students can just drop in or they can contact her by phone at 059 9153225 or by mobile at 085 7564441 or by email: Self-referrals are welcomed and encouraged.


Bernie Dunne-O'Reilly

Phone: (059) 9153255
B.Sc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Middlesex University); Dip. in Counseling and Psychotherapy (PCI College Dublin)
Professional Affiliations
Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited Member)
Irish Association of University & College Counsellors (Member)

Useful Links


Name of Service  Services  Web Address Provides mental health information to assist university/college students get through difficult times
Please Talk Suicide prevention service that offers resources and contact details for college personnel who are always available to listen. Carlow College Please Talk contact is Sr Mary Murphy.
MyMind, Centre for Mental Wellbeing  Accessible mental health provider
Console Organisation sponsored by the National Suicide Charity; offers 24/7 Suicide Helpline

Helpline: 1800 247 247
Grow Mental Health Organisation that provides support to individuals who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems
Samaritans  Service that encourages individuals going through a difficult time to reach out and talk to someone; 24/7 Helpline 

Helpline: 116 123