Hi there, my name is Louise Brennan-Moroni and I’m the PCI College Low Cost Counselling Service administrator. Having joined the team in mid-January of this year I am still very much the newbie, but due to the high level of attention and support (mountains of chocolate) I am getting from my colleagues I’m reluctant to grow up! As a counsellor myself I do recognise the need for a service such as ours. In my own practice I have seen a rise in the number of clients looking for Low Cost Counselling, so it is a real pleasure for me to be fronting the service. On a day to day basis my role varies. Some days the phone can be quite busy with callers looking to avail of the service while other days I am busy catching up with student counsellors who are either busy meeting course requirements or busy preparing for graduation! In either occasion the excitement and enthusiasm are inspiring. I am quite passionate about the profession, so being the first point of contact for potential clients really charges my own enthusiasm for the work.
The Low Cost Counselling service is a not–for-profit initiative of PCI college aiming to provide quality and ethical counselling, on a national scale, to individuals regardless of their financial circumstances. All counsellors on our panel are mature students of PCI College who are currently studying on the Dip/BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy. The Degree is validated by Middlesex University and the Diploma meets the criteria for accreditation with IACP; as such all student counsellors practice according to the IACP code of ethics. Having had contact with most of them myself I can say that on both a professional and personal level they are among the best that I have come across in the field, and despite my ‘cautious’ approach in the beginning, I am now more than confident to be referring clients to them.
We currently offer counselling nationwide at the low cost of €15 to €25 per session. All of our counsellors have experience in a variety of areas, including:
• Loss and Bereavement
• Relationship Issues
• Anger Management
• Workplace bullying
• Personal Development
• Self Esteem
• Sexual / Sexuality issues...
If you are looking to make an appointment please contact me on 076 6024 244. I am available to take calls between 10 and 3 Monday to Friday, and it is our aim to respond to all calls within 48 hours. So whether you’re from Ulster, Munster, Leinster or Connaught you can avail of our service by calling me on 076 6024 244
PCI College Low Cost Counselling Service Administrator