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Counselling Appointments

Do you need to talk to a counsellor? 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.

Call 01 8902596, leave a message and we will return your call

Stay safe

Fingal Counselling Service delays reopening due to Covid

In response to current Covid-19 situation, the management of Fingal Counselling Service have delayed the reopening of our service until 18th Jan 2021. This decision is being taken for the safety of the clients, counsellors and the wider Fingal community.                                                                                       

We regret the inconvenience this will cause.

If you need to talk to someone please call or text the contact

The Samaritans on 116 123 for free 24/7

or visit their website

www.samaritans.org/ireland

Volunteer Counsellor Positions

Working towards accreditation?

Fingal Counselling Service  are now offering volunteering opportunities to counsellors who have already completed their 100 training hours and are working towards accreditation. We invite applications from pre accredited IACP members to join our centre in Swords

We offer day, evening and Saturday appointments to our clients and 3-4 hour slots will be allocated to successful candidates.  There will be a 6 month probationary period and successful candidates will be offered a further 12 months counselling work.

  Fingal Counselling Service will be offering the following benefits; 

  • Supervision for Fingal Counselling Service client work
  • CPD training, induction and peer support
  • Professional insurance
  • Clients will be allocated from our managed waiting list.
  • Counselling rooms and administration support

If you are interested in applying please send;

  • A cover letter outlining your qualifications
  • A current CV
  • The contact details of a referee who can vouch for your work to date

Please post your application to

Denise McDermott

Fingal Counselling Service,

BASE Resource Centre,

Brackenstown Road,

Swords,

Co. Dublin

 The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 6th November 2020

 Please contact the office on 8902596 with any queries you may have.

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

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)

 

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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.

Brackenstown Adult Scene of Education (BASE) celebrate 30 years

BASE celebrated their 30th anniversary on Friday 19th May with a party in BASE resource centre, Swords. A wonderful night was had by all. Congratulations to all those involved in the celebrations. Pictured below are Eileen McCormack, Mary Forde, Mairead Marron, IMG-20170606-WA0000Denise McDermott, Mary Kenneally from Fingal Counselling Service with Father Paul Thornton

 

Local funding support for Fingal Counselling Service

Swords and District Lions Club presented Fingal Counselling Service  with a cheque for €1500 towards the running costs of this invaluable service. The Lions Club has been a long-time supporter of Fingal Counselling Service providing us with funding towards training and other projects. Lion President Sean Quigley congratulated the service for their commitment, explaining that suicide prevention programmes, which are part of Fingal Counselling Service’s skill set, are a major service project for Lions Clubs all over Ireland.

Mary Forde, on behalf of the service, thanked the Lions Club for their generous donation and expressed her gratitude for its support over many years.

Photo: The photo shows Swords Lions President Sean Quigley presenting the cheque to Mary Forde FCS. Others include Swords Lions and Fingal Counselling Service membersIMG_0629
L/R John Boylan, Maurice Kealy, Sean Quigley, Denise McDermott, Mary Forde, Conor Igoe and Mary O’Connor

Mental Health and Wellbeing Fare 2017

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Fare took place in the offices of Fingal County Council Swords on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

Fingal Counselling Service was represented by Helen Hughes and Denise McDermott. There were a number of different services represented at the fare including Tusla, The Samaritans, Teenline, and the North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force. The Fare ran along side with the registration for the Cycle Against Suicide and was very well supported.

Pictured with Helen and Denise is the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Darragh Butler, Darragh O Brien TD.18058010_732577950257715_1985374392737526660_n

Graduation Class of 2016

On Thursday 8th September, the Class of 2016, joined tutors from the Fingal Counselling Service Post Graduate Certificate course in Family Therapy, to celebrate their graduation at BASE Resource Centre, Swords.

The management, staff and volunteers of Fingal Counselling Service extend congratulations to all those who graduated on the day.

Please see some photos from the occasion.

Fingal Counselling Service is a community based voluntary counselling service providing confidential, non-directive counselling. If you would like to attend the service please contact us on 01 8902596 between 10 am and 1 pm Monday to Friday. An answering service is available outside these hours.img_1827 img_1828