The Counselling Service strives to facilitate all students seeking appointments as soon as possible. We are very aware that once a decision to attend counselling has been made waiting for that first appointment can be difficult. In light of this if you have been offered an appointment or your name put on the Waiting List we would like to offer some information that might be of help.
If your concern or difficulty pertains to an academic issue please consider contacting:
1. Your Academic Department
Perhaps one of the following individuals can help you:Course Co-ordinator
Head of Department
Lecturer or Tutor
Departmental Secretary – for appointment/names of who to contact/or office hours.
2. Academic Advisory Office – Centre of Teaching & Learning
If you have concerns re: fee waivers /deferral issues /risk of dropping out please consider accessing the Academic Advisory Office. Opening Hours can be accessed on: http://ctl.nuim.ie/student-learning/academic-advisory/contact-us
Telephone: (01) 7083368. Location: Education House.
3. Writing Centre – Centre of Teaching & Learning
If you have concerns regarding your academic writing skills or ability an appointment with one of the writing centre tutors may be of assistance.
The Writing Centre provides Drop-In sessions and appointments. Please view via moodle
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Rye Hall
4. Maths Support Centre
The Maths Support Centre (MSC) is a free service providing informal, friendly maths tuition and workshops to all undergraduate students as an additional support.
Telephone: (01) 708 3992 Location: Rye Hall :
While waiting for your first appointment you are welcome to avail of the Counselling Service Drop-In Service which operates on daily basis from 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.
This is an opportunity to avail of a brief intervention with a counsellor. It operates on a first come, first served basis. Drop-In is available to students who are not clients of the Service but have a more immediate or urgent need to seek help or information about a particular issue or concern.
If your difficulties are of a medical nature please contact the Student Health Centre.
Telephone: (01) 708 3878. Location: Ground floor of Student Services Centre.
Alternatively please consider contacting your own GP.
N.B. If your concerns are urgent (i.e. suicidal ideation, self-harm) please do not delay in contacting the Medical Services or highlighting such concerns specifically to the Counselling Service on making your appointment.
Emergency Services: Ambulance 999
If you have a disability and would like to register with the Access Office please contact their Reception re: Academic Supports for Students with Disabilities.
Educational Psychologist support is available for all registered students of the Access Office.
Contact: (01) 708 6025 Location: MAP Lodge, Student Service Centre.
If you have concerns pertaining to financial worries, queries regarding your grant or social welfare entitlements the Budgeting Advice Service may be of assistance. This Service is by appointment only.
If you notice anything suspicious occurring about campus or if you are worried for your safety, or that of someone else, please contact Campus Security for advice.
Contact: (01) 708 3589 This is a 24 hour campus service.
Chaplaincy provides a listening and supportive service for students experiencing personal and spiritual issues.
The Students Union Welfare Officer offers a supportive service for all registered students and provides information on all student activities and events that may be of interest and support.
Contact: (01) 708 6808 Location: Students Union Offices
While waiting for your appointment some self-help resources may be useful and worthwhile considering. Please check out the Self-help Resources available on the Counselling Service main page.
The Counselling Service run a number of workshops and talks throughout the academic year in consultation with the Library LIST Programme. Please consult email@example.com for more information on all upcoming talks.