Counselling offers you personal help on a wide range of issues

  • A chance to talk to someone in private
  • A counsellor will listen to any of your problems
  • A counsellor will try to understand you
  • A counsellor will not criticise, punish or laugh at you
  • A counsellor will not tell you what to do
  • A counsellor will help clarify your own thoughts
  • A counsellor will help you make your own decisions

Making an appointment

In most cases you need to make an appointment to see someone. To find out how your school operates, ask a teacher or friend you trust or ask the front office.

Ask about your privacy

There are some instances where a school counsellor has to let other people know about your situation. It’s a good idea to talk to your school counsellor about your rights around privacy before you start the session  For more information, check out confidentiality.

Check face-to-face help to see who else you can talk to. If you need to talk to someone straightaway,
Samaritans Ireland (1850 60 90 90) provide a listening support service over the phone.