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.

(094) 93 75032


Upcoming Events 

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Counselling Spring Summer Events 2018





Listening Service at Knock Counselling Centre. Available during the pilgrimage season at the following times:Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 2pm-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5pm


Knock Counselling Centre is a community based counselling service provided by Knock Shrine and part funded by the child and family agency, TUSLA and  is a member of the Association for Agency Based Counselling in Ireland.

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: Coping with 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.


The Counselling Centre at Knock Shrine has developed a new programme of events for the spring-summer.

The programme offers a varied mix of workshops and information evenings offering help and support to those in difficulty.

The Counselling Centre also runs a ‘Drop-In’ Listening service which is open to anyone who wishes to talk in confidentiality. The Counselling Centre is currently seeking volunteers for the drop-in service. To find out how you can help or to register your interest, contact the Counselling Centre on (094) 93 35032 or email 

Understanding & Influencing your Adolescent

Saturday 26th May 2018

Bronagh Starrs, Founder & Director of the Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute will facilitate a seminar entitled ‘Understanding and Influencing your Adolescent’ on Saturday 26th May 2018. Find out more here: Understanding & Influencing your Adolescent


Internet Safety Workshops

Knock Counselling Centre is hosting two evening seminars on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety Training for parents of primary school and post-primary school children and adolescents. The talks will be delivered by Jeremy Pagden, Managing Director of Schools Websites.

Topics covered will include

  • Overview of the Internet
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Safe use of Apps
  • Safety settings on your home Wi-Fi

and many other issues important for us as Parents in our duty of care for our children when they are using the Internet

A recent testimonial following one of the above workshops:

The topics covered were relevant and presented in a very positive and informative manner. The use of practical examples of real life scenarios made it easy to understand the potential risks that exist for our children on the Internet, mobile phones and tablets.’

Dates             April 23rd       Parents of Primary School Children
                         April 24th       Parents of Post primary Children

Time:             7.00-9.00pm

Venue:          Prayer Guidance Centre, Knock Shrine

To book phone:  (094) 93 35032 or email


2-Day Anger Management Programme with Peter Devers and Bernard Henry
Sat 14 & Sun 15 April, 2018


‘Finding Hope & Healing after Loss’ with David Kessler
Thursday 5 July, 2018

If you would like to book a place at this event, please download and complete the Booking Form and send with your payment to Knock Counselling Centre, Knock, Co. Mayo. 



Drop-In Listening Service at Knock Counselling Centre

Available during the pilgrimage season at the following times:

Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 2pm-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5pm

The drop-in listening service offers people an opportunity to discuss difficult or challenging life issues in a caring and confidential environment. People attend single sessions to reflect on and discuss personal issues or concerns.

The drop-in service is available to any person or persons over the age of 18. There is no set fee for a session at the drop-in listening service. No appointment is needed to use the drop-in listening service.

Counselling service for adults

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk about painful and difficult issues in a safe and confidential environment.

Thinking deeply about your situation with the support of a counsellor, who is genuine, non judgmental and empathetic creates the possibility for change and, ultimately, relief from difficult or painful feelings or situations.

People may seek the support of a counselling service for a wide range of issues.

For further information, telephone (094) 9375032 or email

Counselling Services for Young People

(12 to 18 year olds)

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.

The services provide a supportive and confidential space for young people to address difficulties or issues they may be facing such as:

  • Issues at home or in school
  • Relationship issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Problems with your general feeling or way of being in the world

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.

Rates for individual and couple 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. 

We also offer a sliding scale with a minimum rate of €25 per session for people who are not in a position to pay the full fee.

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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