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Mission Statement

To promote emotional, spiritual and mental well being through the provision of professional counselling services to individuals, couples, families and young people aged 12 to 18 years.

Knock Counselling Centre is a community based counselling service provided by Knock Shrine and part funded by TUSLA.
Knock Counselling Centre is accredited to the Association for Agency Based Counselling in Ireland.

The counselling service is available to adults and young people aged 12 to 18 years.

Counselling is a talking therapy. Any person can avail of the opportunity to attend to emotional or psychological problems in a supportive and confidential therapeutic environment.
Counsellors offer therapeutic support to people experiencing a wide range of difficulties including:

Feelings of anxiety, depression or low self esteem; bereavement issues; issues associated with abuse or neglect; relationship issues; any issues impacting on personal growth and development

Counselling can be described as a process that occurs between two or more people over an agreed period of time. It is based on respect and the belief that we all have the resources to live a fulfilling life.
Counselling offers you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of personal distress or confusion, make choices or changes to experience relief from difficult feelings and, ultimately, to live in a more satisfying way


Personal development & wellness

Four-week workshop

September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20 | 7 to 9pm
Cost: €40 | Places limited, booking essential

A four-week workkshop facilitated by Michael McTigue.

Take time for yourself to de-stress and journey beyond your current limiting beliefs. Face up to your fears and learn to experience a deeper awarness and understanding of your true self in an enjoyable, interactive setting

This workshop will explore topics such as self-identity, self-esteem, mindfulness and combating the fears that can limit us in reaching our true potential.

For further information, telephone (094) 9375032 or email

Anger Management programme

Two-day course

Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th

This two-day intensive anger management programme is facilitated by Peter Devers and Bernard Henry from the Irish association for Anger Management.

Learn how to express your anger in a healthy way.

Booking is essential.

For further information, contact Peter Devers at Knock Counselling Centre. Telephone (094) 9375032.


Counselling Services for Young People

Knock Counselling Centre offers counselling and support services for young people aged 12 to 18 years.

The counselling sessions are available at low cost and after school hours appointments are also available.

Please contact Knock Counselling Centre for further information.

Drop-in Listening Service

The drop-in listening service offers people an opportunity to discuss difficult or challenging life issues in a caring and confidential environment.

The drop-in service is available to any person or persons over the age of 18.

People attend single sessions to reflect on and discuss personal issues or concerns.

Please contact Knock Counselling Centre for further information.

Further information

Download our Frequently Asked Questions section here (PDF 161 kb)


We will never turn anyone away for financial reasons. However, we are a registered charity and we support ourselves from the money you pay for counselling.

The full fee is €50 per session for individuals.

For those who attend couple counselling, the fee is €60 per session if both parties are in employment.

The reduced fee is €25 per session.

For those who are unwaged or on a minimum wage there are a number of sessions available at €15 per session.

You can discuss your payment with your counsellor at the first session.   It is useful to consider what you can afford and the value you place on yourself, your life and the process of counselling.

Contact us

Contact Knock Counselling Centre on (094) 9375032 or email

Knock Counselling Centre is located next to the Reconciliation Chapel at Knock Shrine, Claremorris, Knock, Co Mayo.

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