Making an Appointment

How to Make an Appointment

If you wish to enquire about a counselling appointment, please contact us at the relevant email address 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 Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. 

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

Contact Numbers: 

For The Glasnevin Campus: 01 700 5165

For St Patrick's Campus: 01 700 9215

The Counselling and Personal Development Service offers a range of clinical services and is available to all undergraduate and postgraduate DCU registered students. 


Students who wish to avail of the services provided, please email counselling@dcu.ie for the Glasnevin Campus and spd.counselling@dcu.ie for the St Patrick’s Campus.   


On contacting the service, students who wish to register with the Counselling and Personal Development Service are invited to complete an intake registration form and a psychometric measure online. This takes approx.15 minutes to complete. The link to both of these forms will be emailed to you by one of our service administrators from counselling@dcu.ie or from spd.counselling@dcu.ie 


All personal information provided to the service is held confidentially by the service and is in line with GDPR.

Please click here for full details 

What Can I Expect from the Counselling & Personal Development Service? 

  • Please click here to find out what you can Expect from the Counselling & Personal Development Service.


External Counselling

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

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:

National Text Service Number 

50508: a free 24/7 anonymous and confidential national text service, which is funded by the HSE.

Free text HELLO to 50808 for 24/7 for anonymous text conversations 

You will be listened to and supported by a trained Crisis Volunteer via text conversation in a safe and confidential environment. Click here for further information



Please click http://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-dublin-branch

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: jo@samaritans.org


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 http://www.aware.ie/


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  http://www.pieta.ie/contact-us   

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

Website: https://www.drcc.ie/

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

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 possible, more than 48 hours notice.

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