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Counselling gives you some time and space to explore any issue that is of concern to you.  Counsellors are specially trained to listen attentively and provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where you have the opportunity to engage in self-reflection, with a focus on your wellbeing and personal growth.

Counselling can offer students some time and space to explore any issues that may be of concern such as:


Academic difficulties

Relationship difficulties

Low mood/Depression 

Family issues

Grief or bereavement


Identity issues (Sexual, Gender, etc.)

Physical, Verbal or Emotional assault/abuse


Eating disorders 

Alcohol/substance use


To find out more about our Counselling Services or if you are interested in meeting with a counsellor in a confidential setting, the Student Counselling Service offers: 

  • Online Support, 
  • One to One Counselling 
  • Groups & Workshops.

Your first appointment at the Student Counselling Service will be a brief consultation appointment to help you figure out what will work best for you. All appointments are currently offered in person in Room 42 in St Pat's Building, over the phone or online on Zoom. 

To Contact the MIE Student Counselling Service, please email marinocounselling@mie.ie If you need to urgently speak to the Student Counsellor, please send an email requesting a Duty Appointment. A Duty Appointment is offered Monday - Friday at 2pm.

For out of hours support, please consider:

Pieta House

1800 247 247 or via text to 51444

Samaritans 116 123

AWARE 1800804848

A 24/7 crisis text line available to all staff and students. Start a conversation by texting to 50808

If you are in an emergency situation, use the Emergency Services (Fire Brigade, Gardai/Police, and Ambulance) and phone 112 or 999.

You can find your nearest Accident and Emergency department or health service here: http://www.hse.ie/portal/eng/services/maps/

Find out more about the Counselling Services available at Marino