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Welcome to PCHEI

The PCHEI is the representative body of Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education in Ireland. It provides support for counsellors, and facilitates continuous professional development. The association also liaises with statutory bodies and other relevant agencies on student issues.

The student counselling service provides a free and confidential service to any student who is in any diffculty or who has issues of concern that they need to discuss.


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  • 16 April, 2021 – Ministers Foley and Madigan welcome the establishment of a new special school in Cork and the expansion of existing special school capacity to meet the needs of children with special educational needs

    Friday, 16th April, 2021 at 12:40 pm

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  • 15 April, 2021 – Minister Foley invites applications from schools for funding to work together on Creative Projects

    Thursday, 15th April, 2021 at 10:12 am

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  • 14 April, 2021 - Minister Foley launches 2021 Active School Week, promoting active wellbeing in our school communities

    Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 at 11:19 am

    26-30 Apr 2021

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Founded in 1994 by a group of student counsellors from various 3rd level colleges who were meeting informally for a number of years, the organisation has developed and now represents student counselling services in the vast majority of the higher education institutes in Ireland.

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