Counselling & Personal Development

Counselling & Personal Development

The Counselling and Personal Development Service provides a confidential, non-judgemental, and free student counselling service to registered undergraduate and postgraduate students of Dublin City University.

The service is staffed by experienced and qualified counselling psychologists and psychotherapists and supported by experienced, trained administrators.

To make an enquiry and/or to register with the service please email counselling@dcu.ie for Glasnevin Campus and spd.counselling@dcu.ie  for the St Patrick’s Campus.

For online Mental Health and Wellbeing CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) programmes, such as resilience, anxiety, stress, depression, sleep and more, please click on the following link: 

Online Mental Health and Wellbeing Programmes

For information and/or to register for upcoming events, Emotional Wellbeing and/or Mindfulness lunchtime series, please click on the following link:

Upcoming Counselling Events

For further information on the service and/or to access online self-help psychological and wellbeing resources please visit our website

To access out of hours support please click on the following link:

After Hours Support

Some student experiences:

“I have suffered with depression and generalised anxiety disorder for many years and never thought to go to counselling until a roommate told me about his experience. Without the help of my counsellor, I don't know where I would be today. Counselling was the crutch I needed during a very dark time in my life and has helped me in so many ways. Without sounding cliché, it literally did change my life and my education has really seen the benefit too. I successfully passed my six repeat exams and I feel ready and motivated to work hard this year."  Third-year undergraduate student.

"Counselling really helped me when I was in a bad place emotionally. It gave me coping mechanisms to feel better and helped me deal with my problems. I have been able to get my anxiety under control and to lessen the chronic tension headaches I have been suffering from. As a result, I have been able to complete my PhD write-up." Postgraduate student.

“I experienced some dramatic problems last year and would have had a dramatically poorer outcome had counselling not been availableSecond-year undergraduate student.

The Counselling and Personal Development Service, Dublin City University.

Counselling and Personal Development website: www.dcu.ie/counselling

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