When People Help People Change Happens


We are an affordable, professional, and accessible community-based counselling service based in Dublin 11. We provide our service users with support, skills, and information they need to practice good mental health.

About Us

The Finglas Counselling Service (FCS) was established in the 1990’s. It provides low-cost counselling to individuals and families who need help with everyday challenges. It is based in St Helena’s Resource Centre, Finglas Dublin 11. The service offers help for over 18’s with a wide range of physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual issues.

The service is not for profit and operates through a board of management committee. At present, we have ten counsellors who work on a voluntary basis with the support of one part time Community Employment (CE) administrator.

Our Ethos

“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger”

This famous quote is attributed to the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. This quote can remind us that the pain and suffering we have already overcome in our lives builds resilience and strength to help overcome future problems. Sometimes faced with a crisis we find it hard to believe in ourselves and our strengths, this is when we may need to ask for help.

Reaching out for help is not a weakness; it is a sign of strength and courage. Here at the Finglas Counselling Service we are ready, willing, and able to answer your brave call for help.

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You want to do good deeds with us, but don’t know where to start?

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Sponsor a Session

If you or a family member have used this service and want to pay it forward in some way. €20 will pay towards counselling for someone on our waiting list who may need urgent counselling

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If you are a student counsellor, pre accredited or fully accredited would be delighted to hear from you. We can offer you a unique opportunity to experience a diverse range of client presentations in a structured and supportive service.

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To allow us to continue to provide badly needed services, we depend on donations.  Whatever you can afford we will be delighted to receive and your money will be put to good use. Thank you.

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Pay Fees

If you are a service user and are receiving counselling by phone/online or were unable to pay your fee in session, you can now use this facility to pay your agreed fee/donation.

Any questions? Email us and we’ll get back to you.