Courses at Knock Counselling Centre

Knock Counselling Centre provides a wide range of psychotherapeutic services to adults and adolescents living in Mayo.

A place of sanctuary

Knock Counselling Centre has a unique location in the grounds of Knock Shrine. The Shrine is a place of sanctuary, reflection and prayer. Knock Counselling Centre welcomes people of all or no faith and respects the beliefs of all who attend the Centre.

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.


Upcoming Courses
Free Parenting Course – for Parents of Adolescents

This is a FREE programme for parents of adolescents who are often described as challenging, impulsive, or hard to reach.

The programme will be facilitated by Gina Dermody and begins at 6.30pm on Wednesday, March 29th2023 and consists of four, two -hour, evening workshops. Adolescence can be a challenging and lonely time for young people and their families. “It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means, an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to grow in a safe and healthy environment. We aim to create a safe space to support parents to develop personal resources and skills to effectively manage challenging and risky behaviours, whilst maintaining good enough parent- teenager relations.

To register for the workshops please contact Kathy at Knock Counselling Centre on 0949375032



Connections Well-Being Programme (April 2023)

CONNECTIONS is a FREE, 4-week programme run by Knock Counselling Centre supporting people to help ease the transition from post lockdown to re-engaging in their community.

The programme helps people re-connect in an informal setting and to emerge stronger and more resilient with a toolkit to help them make positive steps in their personal
lives. The programme will cover themes like:


  • How lockdown affected me
  • Changes I want to make
  • My thinking patterns
  • Thoughts, feelings and actions
  • Communication
  • Stress Reduction Techniques


Beginning Tuesday 18th April from 5.30pm – 7pm
at Knock Counselling Centre on the Grounds of Knock Shrine, F12 NT98

To register call Knock Counselling Centre on 094 937 5032.



Temper Your Anger” Online Anger Management Programme
Tuesday 18th April (Online)

Not knowing how to manage anger causes it to grow, intensify and spread to anyone or anything that gets in the way, including spouse, children, friends or even people we work with.

“Temper Your Anger” is an online anger management programme run by Knock Counselling Centre in conjunction with the Irish Association for Anger Management. The online programme will commence on TUESDAY 18 APRIL, 7pm-9pm.

Overvew of “Temper Your Anger”.

“Temper Your Anger is an in-depth online anger management programme which is delivered online over five consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7pm-9pm.  It is open to all adults who wish to explore, understand and identify the roots of their anger and learn the necessary tools to manage anger effectively.

Participants will have an opportunity to evaluate their anger and stress levels whilst learning cutting-edge techniques and strategies to deal with anger more effectively.

If you feel that this programme is for you, please call the Knock Counselling Centre on 0949375032 to arrange an initial assessment.