Support Our Work - Can You Help?

Northside Counselling Service has been in existence for over 25 years and was recognised as a registered charity in 1991.  Since its inception NCS has continually responded to the growing and changing needs of the individuals, couples, families and communities it serves.

As a society Ireland has more and more recognised that good mental and emotional well-being are core to everything we do in life. We also understand that life can be hard and very challenging at times for many people. When that happens NCS provides support, understanding and encouragement. In the last few years alone we have worked with over 2000 clients. 

In Northside Counselling Service we appreciate that many people cannot afford to pay for counselling services and therefore to ensure accessibility we provide our services free of charge. Where possible if someone is in a position to make a donation to help sustain our work we are very grateful.

We are also very grateful for the funding we received over many years from the Family Support Agency (FSA) and now Tusla -  The Child and Family Agency and the HSE - without this support we would not have been able to continue our services. However as we know Ireland has endured significant economic and social hardship - this led to a sizeable reduction in our Government funding - at a time when our services were even more needed. We very much depend on the generosity of individuals and organisations to sustain our services and to also develop new services to meet changing needs.

If you would like to support our work here a few ways you could help us:

Donations: Whether you are an individual, company, or organisation you can contribute directly to us by making a donation - however small or large - we would be very grateful. (Clients who come to the centre and wish to make a donation will be facilitated in the centre - your counsellor will let you know how to do that)

Sponsorship: Our professional Diploma in Counselling Course trains the counsellors who deliver our service. Perhaps you could consider sponsoring a students education with us. Also as a small charity we welcome the sponsoring of supplies or equipment for the centre.

FundraisingOrganising a fundraising event can be fun, rewarding and can also make a real difference in highlighting our services. There are different ways of doing this -  table quiz, coffee morning, reading group event, golf outing, concert , a raffle at an outing -   or any other event you think might be appropriate. If you have an idea please contact us so we can help support and authorise the event.

Legacy: A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organisation through your last will and testament - Please consider remembering Northside Counselling Service in your will.

Professional Services: If you have professional skills and services which you think may support and benefit Northside Counselling Service whether that is as an individual or company as part of your corporate and social responsibility (csr) policy - please contact us.

If you think you can help please contact the Centre Director, Karl Tooher, on 01-8484789 or email

All services and monies raised from any of the support opportunities above go to assist us in delivering our services - and we are very grateful ideed.