Counselling Courses

Marriage Counselling assists couples
and individuals who are experiencing
difficulty in their relationship.
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Pre Marriage Courses

Pre Marriage courses are presented
and designed to address the needs and
expectations of contemporary couples
preparing for a Christian marriage.
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Counselling FAQs

How to make an appointment?
Is this service confidential?
We answer your questions you
may have about our service.
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Counselling Courses

Individuals or couples can attend for
initial consultations that can
assist them in assessing how
counselling may be of help.
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How the Course Runs

Our pre marriage courses are held in the Cork Marriage Counselling Centre, 34 Paul Street, Cork

The course consists of the following:

  • Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Returning the following Monday evening for 30 mins. (Time to be arranged by appointment at time of booking).


  • Saturday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Returning the following Monday evening for 30 mins. (Time to be arranged by appointment at time of booking).


Couples are required to attend BOTH sessions to receive their certificate. We do not book couples on our courses if they are unable to attend the feedback session.

FOUR WEEKS notice of cancellation is required to guarantee a refund or to be transferred to another course (transferring to another course is subject to availability).

If couples have difficulty with reading or writing, please let us know so we can arrange an alternative appointment.

Cost per couple €145

Couples should ideally book their Pre Marriage Course at least 12 MONTHS  before the wedding to guarantee a place on a course that suits them. Please phone 021 4272277 to check dates of upcoming courses.

Will I have to say something?

Not if you don’t want to. You are invited to ask questions or make comments, but there is no pressure.
The sessions are informal, a mixture of group work, couples working on their own, couples meeting with a counsellor and short talks given by the team.
These are designed to assess the strengths of the relationship and the personality type of each partner. There are no right or wrong answers.

“An excellent course run in an informal way with presenters who put you at ease right from the start…..”

Reading and writing skills:
Couples will be asked to complete 2 true/false type questionnaires. A small amount of writing will be required on the course.
Special arrangements can be made for couples or individuals with special literacy needs.

“When the priest said we had to do it, I resented being forced – now I look back on it as the time we spent best….”


Contact Us

Cork Marriage Counselling Centre - CMCC
Cork and Ross Social Services
34 Paul Street,

Tel: 00 353 21 4275678
Pre-Marriage: 00 353 21 4272277
Fax: 00 353 21 4274917

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