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The Student Counselling Service delivers counselling support to students through a combination of one-to-one sessions, groups and workshops, online resources, staff and student programmes, special projects and research.

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 personal issues that may be of concern such as:

  • Stress / worrying
  • Confidence / self-esteem 
  • Academic difficulties
  • Relationship / family difficulties
  • Low mood
  • Bereavement
  • Homesickness / loneliness
  • Identity (Sexual, Gender, Ethnic, etc.)
  • Physical, Verbal, Sexual or Emotional harassment / assault
  • Body Image
  • 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, please email marinocounselling@mie.ie, preferably with your name, student number, and phone number.


You can also try our Online Booking System for your first appointment - https://scs.mie.ie/firstappointment


Your first appointment at the Student Counselling Service will be an Initial 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 Hall or online on Zoom from Mon – Fri 10a.m. – 4:30p.m. Don’t forget to bring your ID to enter the building!


If you are interested in reading further Self – Help resources, please consider the Lib Guide on Mental Health and Wellbeing - https://mie-ie.libguides.com/c.php?g=703489 or in the Library

Books and online literature on:

  • Worrying
  • Confidence/Self Esteem
  • Self – Compassion
  • Difficult Times
  • Time Management
  • Effective Learning
  • Self-Care
  • …and more


If you need to urgently speak to the Student Counsellor, please send an email requesting a Priority Appointment. A Priority Appointment is offered Monday - Friday at 2p.m .


For out of hours support, please consider:

Crisis Text Line

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

Pieta House

1800 247 247 or via text to 51444


116 123



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