Covid 19

Fingal Counselling Service has re-opened for Face to Face counselling. We are adhering to the Government and HSE guidelines regarding Covid 19. When you contact us to make an appointment you will be advised of the necessary steps to take to ensure your safety and the safety of everyone in the service

Voluntary Chairperson Position

Are you interested in serving your community?

If so we would like to hear from you. Fingal Counselling Service (FCS) is a voluntary community service providing counselling to the people of the greater Fingal area for over 25 years. We are located in the BASE Resource Centre, Brackenstown, Swords.  We are seeking to recruit a management committee chairperson. This voluntary position will run for a two year period.

The person selected will play a vital role in leading the Counselling Service, enabling it to develop and meet future challenges.  

The role requires

  • An energetic person with strong leadership skills
  • An understanding of voluntary organisation regulations and governance are desirable
  • Counselling experience is desirable but not essential.

The appointment would be subject to Garda Vetting and receipt of satisfactory references.

Closing date for receipt of application

Monday 7th September 2020

Applications can be emailed to or posted to

 Mary Forde

Fingal Counselling Service

BASE Resource Centre



For further information please contact Mary on 087 691 4862

Fingal Counselling Service – Open for new clients

Fingal Counselling Service is open to accept new clients and new referrals.

Given the current restrictions on face to face contact, all assessment and counselling appointments will be completed via telephone until the restrictions are lifted.

If you need to talk to a counsellor, you can call the service at 01 8902596 and leave a message with your name and telephone number. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Take care and be safe.

Fingal Counselling Service Christmas Times

The service will close on Friday 20th Dec 2019 and reopen again on Monday 6th Jan 2020.

If you’re in distress this Christmas and want someone to talk to, please call Samaritans on 116 123 – their phone lines are open all day every day over the festive period and they’re free.

New Counsellors Join Fingal Counselling Service

Fingal Counselling Service management are delighted to announce that a new group of counsellors will begin working with the service in January 2019. The induction training for the new counsellors took place on Nov 24th 2018. It was a very successful day and we look forward to working with our colleagues.

Below is a photo of some of the new group

From left to right

Ann Marie Kelly, Miriam Lewis, Breda Brady, Garry Plunkett, Dermot McDonald, Noel Dowling

(missing from the line-up, Tracey McGee, Aoife Doyle, Nikki Hennessy and Olive Talbot)



Christmas & New Year

Fingal Counselling Service will close on Friday 23rd December 2017  and re-open on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

If, during this period, you experience difficulties and you wish to speak to someone please contact

The Samaritans on 116 123 (this number is free to call)

or visit their website

Thought for the day

Your spiritual guidance for the day 

Give me kind Heaven,

A private station,

A mind serene for contemplation,

Title and profit I resign;

The post of honour shall be be mine.