Counselling Service - How to make an Appointment

How to Make an Appointment

If you wish to enquire about a counselling appointment please contact us at the email addresses below using your DCU student email address

Counselling is:

  • Available to all registered DCU (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) students.
  • Free of charge
  • Confidential

Service Operating Hours: 

Please note that The DCU Counselling and Personal Development Service operates from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm. 

The DCU Counselling Service Contact Number:

01 700 5165 (Glasnevin Campus) or 01 700 9125 (St Patrick's Campus)



For After Hours Support including 24/7 helplines please click here for full details 

External Supports

If you would like to source an accredited private external counsellor please click:

At the end of the page you will find a list of three professional bodies. 

Please click on one to find a therapist in your area. 

For After Hour Support including 24/7 helplines please see below:


Please click

Telephone: 116 123 (A national 24/7 hour helpline)

Drop in centre at: 112 Marlboro Street, Dublin 1.    Open from 10am to 10pm

For 24 hour confidential email Listening Support     e-mail:


Your Mental Health 

A national HSE 24/7 mental health information and support services information helpline. 

Telephone: 1800 742 444



A national support helpline for issues relating to depression and anxiety.

Please click


Pieta House 

Telephone: 1890 303 302

This helpline is open seven days a week from 10am to 10pm.

Pieta House, Preventing suicide and self-harm.     

Please click   

Telephone: 01 8831000 - Dublin North


Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

This helpline is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  

Telephone: 1800 77 88 88


For further After Hours Support including 24/7 helplines please click here  for full details 

Appointment Cancellation Protocol: 

DCU Google Hangout Appointment Cancellation Protocol:

If you are unable to make your scheduled DCU google hangout online appointment, please email your counsellor, giving where possiblemore than 48 hours notice.

This will enable this time to be offered to a fellow student. This consideration is much appreciated.