The Student Counselling and Development Service
THE DIT Counselling Service provides support and help for you to reach your academic goals. Any problem that interferes with your ability to concentrate on your college work or enjoy life as a student can be discussed and explored with a counsellor.
If you need to make an appointment with the counselling service please consider one of the following options:
1. Use the Booking System : Complete online Booking Form
Please note due to unprecedented demand on the Counselling Service at this time, you may experience long delays in response.
Currently the service is unable to repond to telephone queries. as there is no Service Secretary present. Please register your request for counselling on the above Booking Form.
When you receive an Assessment Appointment, the counsellor will work with you to determine your needs. In many cases this one meeting provides enough support for you to manage your situation without further help.
Otherwise the Assessment helps us identify if you would benefit from ongoing counselling (1-5 sessions) or other supports. During very busy times there may be a delay while you wait for your follow-up appointment, but we will arrange an appointment as soon as possible. We also provide Group Support which may be an option for you.
If required we offer information on other services which may assist you within DIT or in some cases referral to external services such as Primary Care Services, Addiction Treatment Services, Psychiatric Services etc. as appropriate.
2. If you require an Urgent Appointment that cannot wait for the Booking System
In the event of an Emergency that cannot wait to follow the Appointment Booking Procedure above:
Student Counselling Service provides an Emergency drop- in service every day :
DIT Mountjoy Square (Room 324) 2.00pm on Mondays
DIT Aungier Street (room 2042) 9.30am on Tuesdays
DIT Bolton St. (Linen Hall Room 3) 9am on Wednesdays
DIT Aungier Street (room 2043) 9.30am on Thursdays
DIT Cathal Brugha St. (Room 25B) 11.00am on Friday
If your situation is not an Emergency, please do not prevent others from accessing emergency help and follow our Appointments Booking Procedure above.
3.If you need emergency services, are concerned for your safety or it is out of working hours/ term time
Your GP or GP-out-of-hours service
Your nearest Accident and Emergency department or health service
116 123 (free call) 24hrs/7days
1800 247 247 24hrs/7days or text “help” to 51444
Pieta House is a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours.
Fire Brigade, Gardai, and Ambulance
Telephone : 999 or 112