Welcome to the Counselling Section of the website

  • Are you feeling anxious, worried or upset?
  • Are there some issues preventing you from focusing on your studies?
  • Can counselling help you?

Everyone can benefit from counselling. People’s surprised response is that “counselling works”. It offers a safe environment for you to explore your own special situation. The counsellor presumes health rather than illness. It is normal for people to have problems and a counsellor will enable you to interpret those problems and thereby gain greater self understanding.

How talking over something with a counsellor helps

Counselling provides you with the skills to cope with life’s stresses by allowing you to examine your life situation, offering you an alternative set of choices and empowers you to make the decisions that can enrich your life. To quote the philosopher Lou Marinoff, “Monologue retards thinking: dialogue advances it”. Also “debating with oneself is unenlightening, debating with another illuminating”. The University has a professional, confidential counselling service available to all students free of charge. To make an appointment with a counsellor:

SETU Carlow Counsellors

  • Kevin Deering, Dip Counselling, Ma, Supervisory Practice
  • Paula O'Mahony, BA(Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, Ma, Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice
  • Felix Sheridan, MSc., BSc. (Hons), MIACP

SETU Wexford Counsellors

  • Mary Kingston, BSc. (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, Acc. Supervisor, MIACP
  • Catherine Murphy, BSc. (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, MIACP

24 Hour counselling support is available to SETU students on both campuses




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Togetherall’s online community is clinically moderated by mental health professionals, and offers students a safe and anonymous place to express their thoughts, concerns and triumphs. Resources are free for students to use and are available 24/7/365. Students are able to draw strength and insights from peers that have real lived experiences, as well as access a range of self-directed, clinically validated tools to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. For more information on Togetherall click here » or click on the image below to register.