Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre Counselling Service


The Pastoral Centre has reopened for appointments.

Anyone who was attending counselling at the Centre will be contacted in the next few weeks to arrange a new appointment. It is our aim to provide face to face counselling, however we must bear in mind the public health guidelines and we will continue to monitor the statistics daily. Our waiting lists have become longer, as a result of being closed over the past few months, and we therefore ask for your patience and understanding over the next few weeks.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0749121853


Covid-19 Couples and Relationships Support Line

If you need to speak to an experienced Couples and Relationships Counsellor during this time of unprecedented stress and pressure on family life contact: 01 5313331
9.00am - 8.00pm Monday to Friday (All calls charged at local rate)

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The Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre

Please make a donation to support the work of the Pastoral Centre

Please make a donation to support the work of the Pastoral Centre


The Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre is a place of welcome for all people. It serves as a resource for all individuals, families and communities through support services and educational programmes. This website outlines the services offered all year round. The main areas are: Counselling, Family and Bereavement Care, Pastoral Development, Support Services, Support Groups, Personal Development, Health and Education.

The Centre offers one-to-one counselling to individuals and to avail of an appointment please contact the Centre directly. On occasion the Centre will have a waiting list due to the large numbers of clients seeking therapy. However, we endeavour to keep the waiting period for counselling to a minimum. Counselling for young people aged 5 -17 years is also offered through the Centre and waiting times also apply.

Rainbows programmes run each autumn/winter for 9 weeks. This programme is for children experiencing loss through bereavement or separation. If you are interested in having your child attend the Rainbows Programme you must complete an application form in good time so as to be guaranteed a place.

The Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre is under the patronage of most Rev. Alan McGuckian, SJ, Bishop of Raphoe. The Pastoral Centre works in partnership with the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, the Donegal Education Training Board, the Department of Social Protection, the Probation Services and the Letterkenny Town Council.

You are most welcome to visit or phone the Centre should you require more help or information. Please see How to Find Us

Suggestions Welcome

We aim to develop courses and support programmes in response to the real need of individuals, families, parishes and groups. Should you have suggestions, ideas, advice to offer, please contact us.

The Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre
Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Services Ltd.: Company Reg No. 490730.
Monastery Avenue
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Tel: 074 9121853
Fax: 074 9128433
Email: pastoralcentrelky@gmail.com