The Counsellors

“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no one recipe for living that suits all cases”

Carl Jung


Our counsellors hold relevant qualifications and are accredited by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and/or the Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP). Some are student counsellors and working towards pre-accreditation or accreditation.

All our counsellors work to the highest professional standards and adhere to IACP and IAHIP principles and codes of ethics. They attend regular clinical supervision and operate according to FCS guidelines.

Our counsellors practice many theories in counselling but most work from a humanistic person-centred approach integrating many other theories to suit the presenting needs of their clients. This means that the focus in therapy is on the personal, subjective experience of the client. The person’s own inner wisdom, freedom, and responsibility for self are regarded as central to the process. All counsellors participate in continuous personal and professional development.

man with a counsellor

Volunteer Counsellors

If you have completed your second year of training and are ready to start your student counsellor hours, the Finglas Counselling Service 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. We offer monthly group supervision and where possible additional training throughout the year. Please send your C.V to the Manager at

“People need people – for initial and for continued survival, for socialisation, for the pursuit of satisfaction. No one – not the dying, not the outcast, not the mighty – transcends the need for human contact”

Irvin Yalom