"I feel better in myself
after talking to the counsellor"

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Published on April 18th, 2012 | by Archon


Traveller Counselling Service

The vision is to create a culturally appropriate Counselling service, where Travellers feel their cultural beliefs and values are respected.

A place where Travellers feel safe to come and talk about emotional difficulties they might be experiencing.
A service which is owned by the community while at the same time respecting each individual and their values and respecting their right to privacy.

A service where the community plays a central role both in the management of the service i.e. the board of management and in dialoguing and feedback from the community in shaping how the service should be delivered and in identifying what the emotional needs of the community are.

A service which acknowledges the Racism and exclusion which Travellers experience due to their Cultural Identity and the impact of this on Travellers daily lives.

A service which will be based on best practice principles.

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  • Mental Health Training

    The launch of the Mincéir Mental Health training programme took place on 15th December 2021.  View the launch here; view the evaluation report here.

    Course participants can log into the training page here.

    For more information please contact thomas@travellercounselling.ie.

  • Conference 2019

    In April 2019 The Traveller Counselling Service in conjuction with the Traveller Mediation Service and Exchange House Ireland ran a Conference exploring The Impact Of Inter-family Conflict on Traveller Mental Health.

    A conference report will available in the coming weeks

  • Contact Us

    Landline: 01 868 5761
    Mobile: 086 308 1476
    Email: info@travellercounselling.ie

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  • Feedback

    “As manager of the organisation, I have seen the impact since the local counselling service was set up some years now. The taboo that Travellers always had in relation to counselling is no longer there.”

    “Our clients have said that they do feel the benefit of using the service for a number of reasons. Before they did not understand counselling or what it was for, and to be able to talk to someone about their problems and issues, whether it be drug related or not, in a "safe and confidential environment" is key.”

    (Jim O’Brien, Manager, Bray Traveller’s Community Development Group Ltd.)