Helplink Mental Health
Counselling, Education & Information

Addictions allow people a temporary dangerous escape from their problems, and can develop quickly or over time from many activities such as  alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling, shopping, sex and misuse of the internet.
Helplink’s Addiction Counselling Service – a specialised, professional addiction counselling service provided by qualified, Garda vetted and professional addiction counsellors, in a safe and caring environment.

Online Addiction Counselling

Appointment Fee:

Discounted Fees: for addiction counselling appointments the fee is €30; if you are dependant on any of the follow Social protection payments, you can avail of our Discounted Rate for appointments:

1. Jobseekers Benefit/Allowance
2. One Parent Family
3. Disability Benefit
4. Carer’s Allowance/Benefit
5. State Pension

You can get evidence of your proof of payment in the following ways:

  • If you are registered on you can get proof
  • You can ask for a print out receipt at any Post Office
  • You can get a letter from the Social Welfare Office
  • You can show your bank feed payment (comes up in the bank usually as DSP
  • You can contact local welfare office and they can provide you with a letter of confirmation. See:

Full-time Student : The following is acceptable as evidence of your status as a student:

  • A valid student card which includes the name of your course
  • A letter from your faculty confirming your status as a full time student

Part-time worker who works less than 20 hours per week: The following proof of your status will allow you avail of the discounted rate:

  • A letter from your employer confirming your weekly hours of work
  • A redacted payslip (dated within the last 3 months) showing your weekly hours of work

One standard appointment for employed people costs 65

NOTE: For young people (under the age of 18), the appointment price is determined by which category their parents and/or guardians fall into.

NOTE: Addiction counselling appointments must be prepaid. Before a session can be confirmed, payment must be made. Once you are assigned a counsellor, they will take payment for the subsequent session at the end of the appointment.

*To cancel or postpone an appointment you must contact us 48 hours before your appointment is due to take place or you may be subject to a cancellation fee.

Final note: We also provide a  FREE Gambling Addiction Counselling Service funded by the Gambling Awareness trust CLICK HERE to find out more!