About Us

PictureFinglas Counselling Service was established in 1990 to provide a low cost, accessible general counselling service for people living in Finglas and the surrounding areas.  The service is not for profit and operates through a
management committee and team of counsellors who work on a voluntary basis.  We receive administrative support five mornings per week through a Community Employment Scheme based in St Helena’s Resource Centre.

Our counsellors hold relevant qualifications and most are accredited by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and/or the Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP).  Some are working towards accreditation.  All our counsellors work to the highest professional standards and adhere to IACP and IAHIP codes of ethics.  They also attend regular supervision and operate according to FCS guidelines.

People who want to access the service can contact us directly, however many of our clients are referred by their GP, psychiatric services or other community based services.  The initial contact with the service is generally by phone which is manned between 10am and 1pm daily.  Outside these times people can leave a message and this will be followed up as soon as possible.  A member of the management committee will then arrange a screening meeting with the prospective client to discuss the service and how it might meet their needs, arrange times and allocate a counsellor.  After that, appointments are arranged between the client and the counsellor directly.

For more information or to make an appointment contact 01 880 0509 or email