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If you wish to attend an appointment with the Student Counselling Service, please consider one of the options below. To book an appointment, please phone us or call into us. We are unable to arrange appointments by email.

If you have any other queries you can call into reception on the 3rd floor of 7-9 South Leinster Street or contact us on:

Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete important intake forms. These forms are completed on our waiting room PC’s and your answers are sent directly to the counselling service database. All your answers are encrypted and securely stored. Your TCD record is not affected in any way by completing these forms or by attending the service.

Brief Consultation (your first appointment)

All students who request a counselling appointment will be offered in the first instance, a brief consultation appointment. These appointments are available for booking at varied times throughout the week with different counsellors. We also offer brief lunchtime drop-in consultations, which you can attend without booking in advance.

In many cases this single opportunity to talk through issues provides enough support for you to manage your situation without further help. In other instances it helps us identify what further supports are available to best meet your needs going forward.

This might include referral to supportive therapeutic groups, information on self-help supports within the service, online therapy programmes or a scheduled appointment to engage in further counselling or in some cases referral to external services.

At peak times students may be allocated to a wait list for counselling if there are no available appointments within 2 weeks. Our professional support staff will make contact with you by phone or email to inform you of available appointments while on the wait list.

There is an emergency counselling appointment available each day. To book this appointment call 01 8961407, and the counsellor on duty will call you back.

How to book a brief consult appointment:

You can book the initial brief (30 minute) consultation with a Counselling Service staff member in two ways:

  • You can book a brief consultation appointment by calling into the service in person (7-9 South Leinster Street (3rd Floor) or phone us on 01 8961407. We do not offer online booking at present.
  • Alternatively, call into the service for the daily lunchtime drop in Brief consultation slot (2 available daily) between 1 and 2pm. As these are popular it is advisable to come early to avail of this option. Lunchtime drop-in appointments are only available during term time.


In the event of an Emergency that cannot wait, the Student Counselling Service has Emergency slots available every day. Students are asked to use this time for Emergencies only and to book the slot by calling (01) 8961407.

Where appropriate, Trinity College Tutors, Student Services and Staff Members can refer a Student to the Counselling Service and book an Emergency Appointment on the Student's behalf.

If your situation is not an Emergency, please Make an Appointment as outlined above.

Please visit the After Hours Support page for a list of contacts.


If, for any reason, you have to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please allow us as much notice as possible, as we may be able to offer the appointment to another student who is waiting to see a counsellor. Simply phone (01) 8961407 or call into the service (3rd floor 7/9 South Leinster Street) and advise us that you will not be able to attend your appointment.