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

What happens in counselling?

In the Traveller Counselling Service, the counselling and psychotherapy services that are available provide ways that people can learn to help themselves by talking about their issues or problems with a qualified and trained counsellor.  At your first appointment you will discuss with the counsellor the issues that are concerning you and at the end of this session you will make a decision as to whether to proceed with counselling.   If you decide to continue with counselling, you will decide with the counsellor when would suit for your next appointment.  It is usual for a client to attend on a weekly basis at the same time each week but this can be a flexible agreement between the counsellor and the client.

The counsellor offers a non-judgmental relationship in which the client can talk about and explore the issues that are impacting on them.  Sometimes just to say what is bothering you to someone else can help, but with the support of a counsellor, clients are assisted in finding their own solutions to their problems, which may often seem overwhelming when they are carrying the burden of their problems alone.

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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.)