West Cork Crisis Pregnancy Counselling Service
West Cork Crisis Pregnancy Counselling Service is a free and confidential pregnancy counselling service which was established in 2006 to provide 3-option services (full information on all your options: parenting, adoption and abortion). It provides free post-abortion counselling and support to women who have had an abortion. It does not matter whether the abortion happened recently, or many years ago. West Cork Crisis Pregnancy Couselling is available at its main base in Dunmanway and at outreach clinics in Bantry and Skibbereen.
Dunmanway:Ross House, Main Street, Dunmanway, Co. Cork.
Skibbereen:Riverside Studios, North Street, Skibbereen, West Cork.
Bantry:West Cork Development Partnership Building (WCDP)Main Street, Bantry, Co. Cork.
How to make an appointment: To make an appointment Freephone 1800 252 359 . The phoneline is open Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm. If you call outside these times, your call will not be answered, but you can leave a message and your call will be responded to as soon as possible. Counselling is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays by appointment and at an agreed location.
How to get here:
Dunmanway:Ross House is on the main street, same side of street as Bank Of Ireland and The Credit Union. We are located opposite the Post Office and Euro Spar. 2 hour parking is available on the street or in the square.
Skibbereen: To the right hand side of Riverside Restaurant enter the gateway. Go through the first door on the left hand side. Take the stairs to the first floor. The door on the left is the waiting room.
Bantry: As you come around the square (from Dunmanway side) use the left lane on the one way system. At the top of the square proceed straight though on to Marino St. Approx 100 yards from the top of the square turn right onto Barrack Street and then turn left onto Main Street. WCDP is located in the last building (old Gaelscoil building) on the left side of the street. As parking has a two hour limit on the street, we recommend people use the car park which is free and located at the top of Main St (past WCDP) on the left.
When you get here:
Dunmanway: There is a reception and waiting area when you enter the building. The reception is staffed during office hours. The Counselling room is upstairs, however, arrangements are in place to accommodate wheelchair users.
Skibbereen: Take a seat, there is no receptionist. The counsellor will meet you there.
Bantry: At the side of the main entrance are metal gates with a passageway down the side of the building. The counselling service is the third door on the right. There is a do not disturb sign on the door. Please knock and enter. Appointments are spaced to allow maximum privacy
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 Rae Hanley, M.I.A.C.P., an Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counsellor.