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Welcome to the Counselling Section of the website

  • Are you feeling anxious, worried or upset?
  • Are there some issues preventing you from focusing on your studies?
  • Can counselling help you?

Everyone can benefit from counselling. People’s surprised response is that “counselling works”. It offers a safe environment for you to explore your own special situation. The counsellor presumes health rather than illness. It is normal for people to have problems and a counsellor will enable you to interpret those problems and thereby gain greater self understanding.

How talking over something with a counsellor helps

Counselling provides you with the skills to cope with life’s stresses by allowing you to examine your life situation, offering you an alternative set of choices and empowers you to make the decisions that can enrich your life. To quote the philosopher Lou Marinoff, “Monologue retards thinking: dialogue advances it”. Also “debating with oneself is unenlightening, debating with another illuminating”. The University has a professional, confidential counselling service available to all students free of charge. 

Summer supports available to you

One-to-One Counselling

You can schedule phone, video, or in-person sessions with our counsellors. This service is free for all Carlow and Wexford students. To make an appointment, call 059 9175600 or email [email protected].

Out of Hours Support

Need help outside of regular hours? You can access 24/7 telephone support with one of our offsite counsellors at 1800 817 471.

Online Support

Join Togetherall, our anonymous online peer support platform, to connect with students nationwide and internationally. You can also explore self-guided courses on mental health and wellbeing. Register at Togetherall.com using your student email.

External Supports

  • The Samaritans: Call 116 123
  • Pieta House: Call 1800 247 247 or text Help to 51444
  • HSE Text Service: Text Hello to 50808
  • Carlow Garda Station: Call 059 9136620
  • Wexford Garda Station: Call 053 9165200
  • Emergency Services: Call 112 or 999
     

Make an Appointment with a Counsellor

SETU Carlow Campus

To make an appointment, contact our counselling team via email, phone or drop into the Student Services Office located in the Barrow Centre. If you are in need of urgent support, please make that clearly known to us at the time of requesting your appointment. As there is a demand for the Counselling Service, 24 hours’ notice is required to change or cancel your appointment to allow other students to avail of this service. 

SETU Wexford Campus

To make an appointment you can contact the counselling team via phone or email, using your student email account. Alternatively ring Student Services on 053 9185802. If you are in need of urgent support, please make that clearly known to us at the time of requesting your appointment. As there is a demand for the Counselling Service, 24 hours’ notice is required to change or cancel your appointment to allow other students to avail of this service. 

Telephone: 059 9175600

Email: [email protected]

Location: Visit the student service office (Room F129), in the Barrow Centre

Telephone: 053 9185802

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Location: visit the student service office