Student Life

Counselling Service

College is a big step with many rewards but also challenges.  Counselling can be helpful for all kinds of difficulties, both academic and personal.  You could be dealing with something serious that you’ve struggled with for many years, or it could be something small which has happened recently.  Maybe you don’t even know exactly what the problem is but are finding it difficult to cope.

We can help you to work out what is bothering you, and think about what steps you can take to make it better.  Do not hesitate to contact us when something is urgent.  Emergencies will be given priority and will be seen on the day.


Failure is a normal part of life that we have all experienced. When we fail at something, some of us react by seeing it as a temporary setback and try again, while others perceive failure as a terrible thing with no hope of improvement. If we understand the psychological reasons why we are primed to react to failing at something, we can use this knowledge to help us to see failure as a necessary stepping stone along the path to success.

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The LYIT Student Counselling Service, supported by the LYIT Student Union, is launching the 21 Day Campaign towards positive mental health. It is an initiative based on research that shows how small changes in our behaviour can impact positively on our mental health. We can, by committing to do small behaviours over 21 Days, prime ourselves to having better mental health. So, go on give it a try, click link for further information about Positive Mental Health Campaign.

How to contact us and where to find us

The Student Counsellor, Nicole Murray, is located in An Dánlann in the Student Services section.

Nicole Murray
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Port Road
Co Donegal
(t) +35374 9186817
(m) +35387 9555266
(e) counselling@lyit.ie
Student Services Reception +35374 9186855.


Updated: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:50:52 GMT


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