Trinity College Counselling Service

College life is exciting and challenging. At times it can also be demanding and stressful. Some of you may find the transition from school to college quite difficult to negotiate or you may experience personal or family crises, which interfere with your academic and social life in College. The College Counselling Service is here to help you to manage any difficulties you are experiencing so that you can enjoy and benefit from your time in College.

It provides the following services:

Confidential Professional Counselling

The College Counselling Service is free of charge, confidential and available to all registered Trinity College students. Some of the problems students look for help with are often related to stress, lack of motivation, depression, parental separation, addiction, bereavement, eating problems, loneliness, relationship difficulties, sexual or personal identity, academic or study concerns.

Support, Training, Resources and Referral

The service provides support, training and advice to student groups such as Niteline. It also has a resource library of books, leaflets and tapes on a wide range of issues which students may borrow. Information on a range of support and counselling agencies in the Dublin area is also available and referrals will be arranged for you if you wish.

How to make an appointment

The service is located on the top floor of 199/200 Pearse Street (entrance via college) and is open from 9:15 a.m. until 5:10 p.m. Monday to Friday. The waiting period for an appointment varies from a couple of days to two weeks. In an emergency, an appointment can be secured within 24 hours.

An appointment can be made

  • By calling in to our service at 199/200 Pearse Street, 2nd Floor.
  • By telephone on 01 608 1407
  • By referral from tutors, health centre, chaplains etc.

Emergency Consultation

If you or a friend needs immediate help call the counselling service on the number listed above and book the emergency appointment which is every day from Monday – Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you need help or support before that time or want advice on the emergency appointment contact the welfare officer on the number listed on the website

The College Counselling Service also runs a series of groups and open lectures on topics such as study skills, stress management and communication skills. You can find all these on our website.

For further information on the service, timetable and registration for our groups or factsheets on different issues and study skills handouts, check out our website at:

We wish you well for the coming academic year and please let us know if we can be of any assistance.

Staff Memebers

Deirdre Flynn
Service Director, Head of Department
Angie McGlaughlin
Orla McLouighlin
Anne Marie Naughton
Joanna Harney
Trish Murphey
Sheila Devan
Mark Robinson
Peter Clare
Chuck Rashleigh
© Trinity College Dublin Students' Union 2017