A professional, confidential, and free service available to all students at ATU

The Counselling Services at ATU Galway offer a safe, open and non-judgemental place to discuss whatever your concerns are.

Talking it over with a trained professional can sometimes help students to see things more clearly, make choices and develop more effective ways of coping.

Whatever is on your mind, we are here to listen, and help you to achieve your full potential during your time spent at ATU.  You may wish to explore academic, personal or mental health concerns.

You can speak with a Counsellor about any issue, no matter how big or small.

Students are asked to follow national HSE guidelines regarding self-isolation and social distancing. 

For information on developing strategies to reduce anxiety caused by Coronavirus please click here

Galway Campus

To make an appointment with a counsellor please email, phone, or drop by the Student Services Office. Just follow the yellow feet!

Request Appointment Phone Room Number    Email
Student Services Office +353 (0)91 74 2118 162 Counselling
Counselling Queries Name Room Number    Email
ATU Counsellors Dervla Fahy 160 A Counselling
  Renagh Linnane 160 B GMIT Counselling

Daily emergency appointments are reserved for students requiring urgent support.

Counselling appointments are also available in CCAM Campus please email or phone 091 742118 to make an appointment.

Urgent support will be available at the Letterfrack campus - check campus notice boards.


Mayo / Letterfrack Campuses

To make a counselling appointment please email, phone, or drop by the Counselling Office.

ATU Counsellor Michelle Kerins O'Brien
Location R111
Phone +353 (0) 94 904 3127
Email Michelle Kerins O'Brien

The Counsellor is available on the Letterfrack campus on Thursdays and is based in the Student Services Office.

ATU Student Counselling Service (SCS) Cancellation Policy:

There is a very significant demand for appointments at the SCS and many students have to wait to see a Counsellor.  We endeavour to see people as quickly as possible and one of the ways we minimise waiting times is to reduce the number of unused appointments.

You can help by giving as much advance notice as possible if you need to cancel your appointment as we can then offer that appointment slot to someone else.

If you cancel your first appointment with less than 24 hours notice or on two or more occasions, you may be moved to the bottom of the waiting list before being offered another appointment.  If you are engaged with the counselling service and cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notices or on two or more occasions, you may lose one of your six counselling sessions.

To cancel your appointment or or contact your individual counsellor directly.


Concerned about your Wellbeing?

If you are concerned about your wellbeing, please visit the ATU Student Health Unit, your own GP, A&E, or contact Emergency Services.

24 Hour Services

  • Ambulance / Gardai / Fire Services: 999 or 112
  • A&E: University Hospital Galway (UHG): +353 (0) 91 524 222

24 Hour Helplines

  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Pieta House: 1800 247 247

For a full listing of services and helplines, please click HERE.