Counselling Services: National, Local, and International

National Counselling Services

  • General Counselling
  • Couples Counselling
  • Youth Counselling (including addiction)
  • Addiction Counselling
  • Bereavement Therapy
  • Student Mentoring/Counselling Services

Employee Counselling Service: we provide a national staff (EAP) counselling service that is available 7 days a week; nationwide. This is a pay-as-you-go service; which is perfect for companies small, medium and large. 

Gambling Addiction Counselling Service: Helplink provides a free gambling problem counselling service, nationally by phone and online (video consultations); 7 days a week and out-of-ours; funded by the Gambling Awareness Trust.

Local & International Counselling Services

Galway & Mayo: locally we provide the above suite of counselling services and also Play or Art Therapy; face-to-face.

Tusla Commissioned Services: we have been providing counselling services to TUSLA cleints (Galway region) since 2017. Helplink provides the following counselling services to clients over 18 referred to us by Tusla and we also support their foster carers with these counselling services; general counselling, addiction counselling, couples counselling, bereavement counselling, anger management counselling and art therapy.

Irish Abroad & Returning Irish Counselling Service: we also have an international service where we provide our unique free, online Irish abroad counselling service for Irish citizens living abroad and returning Irish emigrants as well. This service can be availed of through self referral directly to us or through our referral partners in Irish organisations across the globe and through Crosscare Migrant Project, Safe Home Ireland and the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO).

 Helplink’s qualified, insured and Garda vetted counsellors are available for appointments 7 days a week and out–of–hours; for free or at low set costs.

Management & Administration Team

Executive Director

Laura Condon is Helplink’s Executive Director. Laura is an accredited counsellor with 7 years experience in mental health non-profit management, particularly in counselling and therapy service delivery. She holds a BA in Psychology, MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy and Level 9 Cert in Non-Profit Leadership and Management.


Rachael Kehoe is Helplink’s administrator. With a hospitality background, Rachael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Catering Management from GMIT and brings with her a wealth of experience in reception and administration.

Board Directors/Trustees

Evin Cusack: Chartered Banker, QFA Business Readiness Lead (Chairperson)

Cecil Lenihan: “Start-Up” Partner, CFO & Business Advisory (Treasurer)

Gerry Mackey: Mentor – Investor and Financing Readiness

Barbara Taylor: Professional Banker, QFA

Eric Hennelly Flanagan: Marketing Consultant & Workshop Facilitator.

Ruairí Keyes: HR Specialist

Deirdre Audley: Mental Health Nurse, Counselling Service Supervisor, Nutritional Therapist

Marta O’Connor: Psychologist, Head of Support Services

Mark O’Donnell : Experienced Public & Not-for-Profit Sector Senior Manager

Maricka Burke-Keogh – Senior Marketing Leader, B2B specialist, and experienced social enterprise founder.

Jonathan Keane – Chartered Global Management Accountant

Helplink’s CRA Number 20143237 

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