The Counselling Service at Maynooth University is a professional and confidential service. It adheres to a strict code of ethics and ethical practice as outlined by PCHEI (Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education in Ireland) and other professional bodies that counsellors are associated with. The Counselling Service also adheres to its reporting responsibilities under the Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2015) and the college policy on Child Protection 2017.
We encourage all students to read our Confidentiality Policy 2018 prior to making any commitment with the Service. At the student’s first appointment with the Service confidentiality is discussed and any concerns that the student may have in relation to this are explored.
Confidentiality is also relevant for significant others and third parties who may wish to contact the Service in relation to particular issues or student concerns.