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The Centre for Creative Arts Therapy (CCAT)

Student Counselling Service @ DISTED


Welcome to the CCAT Student Counselling Service @ DISTED

We hope all DISTED students will find their time here both enjoyable and productive. We accept that everyone faces periods of stress and personal difficulty at some time in life.

The CCAT Student Counselling Service @ DISTED is here to help current students who are experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties which interfere with them getting the most out of their time in DISTED. Our student counsellors are closely supervised by an experienced and qualified counselling supervisor have an extensive working knowledge and experience of the demands and pressure of academic life and higher tertiary education.

What services do we offer students?

               Individual and group counselling

               Workshops (e.g. exam anxiety, procrastination, international students)

               Referral to other services

               Skype counselling for current students on placement

What difficulties do students bring?

Some of the most common are:


    Problems with study e.g. poor concentration, fear of failure

    Difficulties with relationships



    Anxiety or depression

    Problems with eating or alcohol

    Managing transitions e.g. settling into university

What kind of counselling do we offer?

We adopt both an integrative counseling and creative arts therapy approach in our work. At the present moment, we can only offer short-term (maximum of 3 sessions excluding an initial assessment session), solution-orientated type of counsellling to any individual. We can make recommendations and further suggestions of relevant services and extended help if necessary. If appropriate we may suggest group counseling or workshop that we may conduct.

Where is the CCAT Student Counselling Service @ DISTED?

Room 12, Library Building, DISTED College

340 Macalister Road, 10350


How can we be contacted?

Students can:


  telephone us on 016-4904 688 (Mon-Sat 9 am – 6 pm)

  e-mail us at

  skype us on c4creativeartstherapy

to arrange an initial consultation and assessment session.

How to make a request for an initial consultation/assessment session

To arrange for an initial consultation or assessment for counselling, please complete a 'Counselling Intake Form' either online on our website (link), or submit a digital copy as an email attachment or return your completed hard paper copy to The Centre for Creative Arts Therapy Student Counselling Service @ DISTED’s office.

If you prefer to download a Word version or pdf version of the ‘Counselling Intake Form' to submit as an email attachment or complete this by hand, please click on one of the following links:

Download ‘Counselling Intake Form’    (word version)      (pdf version)

In case of technical difficulties, the form is also available as hard copy from The Centre of Creative Arts Therapy Student Counselling Service @ DISTED’s Office. Once completed, you can return the form to the same office.

The information you give will remain strictly confidential within the Centre of Creative Arts Therapy Student Counselling Service @ DISTED, and helps us to place you with an appropriate counsellor.

Receiving an initial consultation/assessment appointment

After receiving your form, we will send you an email acknowledgement. In most cases, an appointment will be offered by email and you will be asked to confirm within a stated time period.

If you are unable to attend an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. We will strive to accommodate personal and academic commitments, but the more flexible you can be in terms of availability, the more likely you are to be seen promptly.

Waiting List

As a service with limited resources, we endeavor to reduce waiting times for everyone, the Intake Counsellor makes appointment offers on a frequent basis according to the guidelines below:


·     Priority on our waiting list takes into account the urgency of your situation and the length of time you have been waiting. When as appointment offer is made, we will ask that you confirm it by a given date.

·     Provided you do this, your appointment is secure. However, if you do not respond, we will reallocate the appointment to someone else.

·     If you do not reply to an initial offer - or you do not keep a confirmed appointment - you will receive a follow-up email from us asking whether you still wish to pursue counselling at this time.


If we don’t hear from you, your details may be removed from the waiting list.