West Cork Counselling and Support Services


Counselling is a place to explore and work through issues relating to your own unique circumstances. It provides a safe, confidential setting to explore your thoughts and feelings with a professional counsellor.

Our counselling service is available to anyone over the age of eighteen. Our referral process is open to health professionals and individuals can contact us directly.

Counselling can help if you are feeling troubled and finding life stressful. There are many reasons why people choose to meet with a counsellor and they are unique to each individual. For example you may find yourself affected by any of the following:

  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • depression
  • family matters
  • grief
  • illness and health related issues
  • isolation, loneliness
  • loss
  • relationship issues
  • personal development
  • post traumatic stress
  • self-confidence
  • separation or divorce
  • sexual identity
  • stress
  • transitional issues
  • trauma
  • unemployment and redundancy, work related stress
  • and other taxing life events
  • This list is not exhaustive

Our service aims to make counselling affordable and accessible to people across the region. In this regard a tiered fee system operates and guided by a persons means. Following an initial consultation session, clients are offered a series of counselling sessions at a cost that is personally affordable. Ability to pay will not be a barrier to accessing the service.

Guideline fees as follows:

€10 – €20 Social Welfare Recipients

€20 – €35 Medical Card Holders

€35 – €50 All Others

The matter of fees is a confidential agreement made between counsellor and client at initial meeting.

Sessions are available in our Dunmanway and Skibbereen centers.  Meeting with a counsellor can be availed of by face-to-face, online or phone consultation. All persons presenting for counselling will receive a warm welcome and be provided with a therapeutic space to explore and work through the often complex issues that arise over the course of one’s life.

For an appointment in our

Dunmanway or Skibbereen centres:

Tel: (023) 88 56852

Email: info@wccss.com