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Counselling Service remains open

Fingal Counselling Service, located in Swords, is open and accepting new clients. 

If you would like to speak to a counsellor please call us on 01 8902596.

We continue to adhere 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

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

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 fcsdenise@yahoo.ie or posted to

 Mary Forde

Fingal Counselling Service

BASE Resource Centre

Brackenstown

Swords

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.

Living with Grief

The Dublin Northside Bereavement Network are hosting an information evening for the public about bereavement with guest speaker Niamh Fitzpatrick (Psychologist and sister of Capt. Dara Fitzpatrick)

The event takes place on Thursday 6th Feb @ 7.30 

The Clasac,

 Alfie Byrne Road,

Clontarf.

The event will provide information about grief and the range of bereavement supports available in the local area. It is a free event, booking is not required. Refreshments will be available.

For car parking and public transport options please visit The Clasac website: https://www.clasac.ie. If you have any questions about the event please contact Amanda at amanda.roberts@hospicefoundation.ie

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.

Volunteer Counsellor Positions

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

Working towards accreditation?

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 8th November 2019

Interviews will take place here in Fingal Counselling Service on Saturday, 23rd November 2019

The induction and training with take place on Saturday 4th January 2020

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

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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