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Student Counselling

Student Counselling Service

The Student Counselling Service at ITB offers a free, confidential, professional counselling service to all students attending the college.  Counselling can give you some time and space to explore any issues that might be of concern to you such as:

  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Depression or Mood Difficulties
  • Grief or Bereavement
  • Homesickness or Loneliness
  • Sexual / Personal Identity Issues
  • Assault or Abuse
  • Self-Harm
  • Bullying or Racism
  • Addiction or Substance Use
  • Low Confidence or Self-Esteem


To Make an Appointment:

You can make an appointment for counselling by contacting our Student Counsellor between office hours Monday - Friday

Sandra Carroll

Phone: 01 885 1321


Room: A2, Aontas Building, Block A



Niteline Student Phone & Listening Service - Now available for ITB Students



Niteline is a student phone and listening service offering support and information to students who need a listening ear for whatever reason. Niteline is run by trained student volunteers.



Open 9pm-2:30am every night of term.



Students can contact Niteline via a Freephone number 1-800-793-793 or

via their Online Listening Service.


Outside of our Student Counselling Office hours, students may contact the following:

  • Are you in Crisis Now ? Samaritans : 24hrs / 7days : 116 123 (FREE Call)
  • The Samaritans on 1850 609090 (24hrs), text on 087 260 9090 or email
  • Aware: 1890 303 302
  • Pieta House: 01 814 0774



The use of books as for therapeutic purposes is known as ‘bibliotherapy’. 

Self-help books can be highly effective in helping people with emotional problems such as: depression, stress, anger, panic, low self-esteem, anxiety and eating issues. To view a list of books Click here


Additional Links and Support Services


For Staff

Concerns about a student:

If you have any concerns about a student please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details above.

To Make a Referral:

Most students attend the service by self-referral.  However, if you meet with a student who has agreed to attend counselling it is helpful for the service to receive an email or a phone call outlining your concerns regarding that student.

Assisting Students in Distress - A Guide for Staff




What our students say...

Karl Quinn

"It started with a letter from Social Welfare about the Start Over Programme. For the first two weeks I was a bit taken aback but after that I absolutely loved it. I'm not going to stop when I get a job - I'll take it on in the evenings. I'm loving it -hoping that I can keep it going. "

Karl Quinn,

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