A professional, confidential and free service available to all students at MTU Kerry Campus. The Counselling Service at MTU offers a safe, open and non-judgemental place to discuss whatever your concerns are. Talking it over with a trained professional can sometimes help students to see things more clearly, make choices and develop more effective ways of coping.
Counselling aims to enable students become more resourceful in their academic, social and personal lives. Whatever is on your mind, we are here to listen and help you to achieve your full potential during your time spent at MTU. You may wish to explore academic, personal or mental health concerns.
You can speak with a Counsellor about any issue, no matter how big or small. In addition to one-to-one counselling, the service also organises a series of lunchtime workshops on various aspects of well-being.
Students are asked to follow national HSE guidelines regarding self-isolation and social distancing, as appropriate. For information on developing strategies to reduce anxiety caused by Coronavirus.
To request an appointment
Telephone: 066 7191688/7191722
How to make an appointment:
If you'd like to make an appointment, you can
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Office hours: Monday – Friday 9am - 4.30pm
Or you can drop in to our reception desk term time: 9.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm, Monday – Thursday. You will find us on the First Floor of the Student Support Services Centre at the North Campus.
On site counselling is available on both North and South Campus.
Cancelling an appointment
If you cannot attend an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice so the appointment can be used by another student.
Telephone: 066 7191688/7191722
Information for Staff
Phone: 066 7191688/7191722
Calling into our office, Student Support Services, U215, 1st Floor, MTU North Campus
Other Support Services
We all go through times that are difficult either personally, in our relationships or in our study. Many people though find that it can be hard to talk to friends/family during these times. This is quite normal for us all. The Counselling service offers you the opportunity to talk to a Counsellor in private to help you resolve these issues.
Most personal, relationship or identity problems can be helped through counselling. This includes anxiety, stress and depression, family and/or relationship difficulties, sexual problems and identity issues. It includes talking over difficulties you might experience adjusting to new situations, for example, settling into college, dealing with dilemmas or difficult decisions as well as specific problems related to your course: study skills, motivation, exam anxiety, and procrastination.
No issue is too small to seek help with. Don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment. If you can tackle these problems early, they do not become so big that they interfere with your time at the university. It is important to seek help in time.
Counselling will help you to clarify your issues of concern, to explore the alternatives and decide on the course of action that helps you best.
Counselling is not about giving advice. Counselling is about you. You are the best person to decide what it is you want and how best to get it. The counsellor's role is to facilitate you in identifying what it is you need and how you can best achieve it.
The Counselling service operates within the terms of confidentiality as laid down by the Psychological Counselling in Higher Education, Ireland (PCHEI) Code of Ethics. This means that personal details are not disclosed to anyone outside the service without your expressed permission, except in exceptional circumstances regarding safety. This will be explained to you when you come to see the Counsellor. It is a separate service to the academic services of the University so there is no feedback to academic staff without your consent.
Concerned about your Wellbeing?
If you are concerned about your wellbeing, please visit the University’s Health centre, your own GP, A&E, or contact Emergency Services.
Out of hours service:
- MTU Crisis Text Line,
24/7 free text "MTU" to 50808 - This is a free text service that is run independent of MTU. They are there for everything from calming chats to support during a mental health or personal crisis (big or small)
1850 335999 (out of hours)
24 Hour Services
- Ambulance / Gardai / Fire Services: 999 or 112
- A&E: Kerry University Hospital (KUH) : +353 (0) 66 7126222
24 Hour Helplines
- Samaritans: 116 123
- Pieta House: 1800 247 247
- Kerry rape & Sexual Abuse Centre 1800 633 3333
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