Charlotte Keary, Cura

Cura is a voluntary organization which offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy.  It also provides post-abortion counseling.  CURA counsellors provide free, confidential and offer non-directive counselling. Counsellors will listen and help you to talk about your feelings, worries and difficulties.

Location:  Cura has 7 centres around the country i.e. Cork, Dublin,Galway, Monaghan, Sligo, Tallaght and Waterford, three of which are outreach centres (Monaghan, Sligo and Tallaght). To view the exact location of these services, please view the map on the Find A Service page.

How to make an appointment:  To make an appointment, you can contact any of the centres directly or LoCall 1850 622 626 or email  The helpline hours are 9.00am - 6pm Monday -Thursday, 9.00am - 5pm Friday and 12pm - 2pm on Saturday. If you call outside these times, your call may not be answered, but you can leave a message and someone will call you back to arrange an appointment.  You can expect to get an appointment almost immediately.  
If required an out- of- hours appointment can be agreed with the counsellor.

When you make your appointment: You can attend for counselling in any of the locations listed above. If you need directions, information on how to get to the service, or if you have concerns about the waiting area, please ask about this when you call to make your appointment and we will give you the information you need. Telephone counselling is also available.  

Who can attend:  You may bring a partner, a friend or a family member with you.   Counselling is also available to them if it is needed.  

Who provides the counselling: Counselling is provided by specially trained counselling volunteers, who have many years experience in supporting women after an abortion. 
For more information on Cura, visit Cura Counselling After an Abortion