Who We Are

Cois Nore is a Cancer Support Centre based at No. 8 Walkin Street, Kilkenny.  Our service covers all areas of Kilkenny city and county and all services are provided free of charge.

We offer a range of therapies including Counselling, Reflexology and Massage, on a one to one basis.

Group Therapies of Yoga, Fatigue Management, Expressive Arts Therapy, Living with Cancer, Strides for Life, Lymphoedema and Mindfulness, along with additional groups/workshops and information sessions are held throughout the year.  Information sessions cover topics such as Communicating with Children about Cancer, Mindful Eating and Coping with Anxiety. These groups and information sessions are held on an ongoing basis so please check our Facebook page regularly for updates.

We all need help – those who have had a Cancer diagnosis need emotional, psychological support and understanding.  Healing can take place on many levels, we can aid a person’s healing through therapeutic interventions.  We provide talk and touch therapies free of charge in order to assist the healing process.  Our whole ethos is about the person and their loved ones.  Our relationships are built on collaboration respect and care.

The team at Cois Nore is made up of Manager – Mary Dolan, Administrator Kiera O’Connor and a team of volunteers, assessors and professional therapists and counsellors.

We could not provide our services without our volunteers who provide invaluable help and support.  Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre is entirely reliant on fundraising to maintain our services.  We receive no Government funding.  If you have fundraising ideas or would like to become involved please contact us.  We would love to hear from you.

How We Help

A trained assessor will conduct a brief assessment with you.  Following your assessment, we will provide you with up to six one to one sessions of talk or touch therapies with one of our professional counsellors or therapists.  All situations are treated on a case by case basis.

This assessor will be your link person for your time with Cois Nore and will inform you about all events and information talks that are held by Cois Nore.

We offer an unlimited amount of group supports and information talks to all of our clients.  These groups include Yoga, Lymphoedema Self Management and information talks on Managing Anxiety, Talking to Children about Cancer, Breast Prosthesis information.

We would be delighted to hear from you with any suggestions that you may have on talks that we can provide.