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National Counselling Service

The HSE National Counselling Service, established in 2000, has a proven track record of providing consistent, quality, counselling and psychotherapy to a wide range of clients. 

The NCS is available free of charge across the country to residents in the Republic of Ireland. 

The aim of the NCS is to support clients to improve their quality of life and reduce their psychological distress through the provision of evidence-based, professional, client centred counselling.

The NCS employs qualified, accredited and experienced Counsellor/Therapists.

Face to face, counselling by phone and online video counselling are available,

NCS Services

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect (CaPA)

The CaPA service for Adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect provides trauma-informed counselling/therapy from NCS centres nationwide.

Read more about CaPA here.

Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC)

CIPC provides time limited counselling to adult GMS cardholders with mild to moderate psychological difficulties.

Read more information on Counselling in Primary Care.

Counselling for Former Residents of Mother and Baby Homes 

As part of the Government agreed package of health and well-being measures the National Counselling Service offers counselling to former residents of Mother and Baby Homes.