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Considering Counselling?

2 Jul 2018

Student Counselling & Development offers free and confidential one-to-one counselling to UCC students

During your time with UCC you may experience some personal difficulties. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed, and to allow this to impact on your college life and experience.

If you find yourself in a position where you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed for any reason, there is help available. Student Counselling & Development offers professional, free, and confidential one-to-one counselling to UCC students.

Some things can be difficult to share with family or friends and it can be beneficial to speak confidentially to someone in an environment with no pressure. The benefits of counselling include 

  • Helping to work through difficult situations or emotions
  • Helping to make decisions and work through choices
  • Coming to terms with the loss of a loved one
  • Helping to get a new perspective on an issue you feel stuck with
  • Helping you cope with an unexpected crisis
  • Helping to develop healthy strategies to manage ongoing difficulties
  • Helping to understand yourself

Some common issues that students seek our support with are

  • Academic or general stress
  • Financial stress or worry
  • Low mood and depression
  • Anxiety, self-esteem
  • Family and relationship difficulties
  • Transition to college
  • Homesickness or lonliness 
  • Bereavement
  • Eating difficulties
  • Presentation anxiety
  • Sexual trauma
  • Gender identity
  • Coming out
  • Alcohol/drug misuse etc.

If this is something you want to look into further, you can contact Student Counselling and Development on (021) 490 3565, or email them at Make sure to have your student number, upcoming availability and a mobile number or email address ready to book an appointment. Sessions take place Mon-Fri from 8.30am to 5pm.

For more information, you can consult the Student Counselling and Development Website, for more details on their services, support, and workshops. 

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