Helplink Mental Health
Counselling, Education & Information

Helplink has been providing face-to-face counselling services 7 days a week and out-of-hours since 2012!

Click here to go to our Galway Counselling Service page

In 2019 we expanded our face-to-face counselling services to County Mayo (Castlebar)

Click here to go to our Mayo Counselling Service page

We also provide a virtual, face-to-face national online counselling service through the secure, encrypted, video conferencing.

Helplink’s professional, qualified, insured and Garda vetted counsellors are there at times to suit you, 7 days a week:

  • 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday
  • 12 to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday
  • (Closed on Bank Holidays and Christmas/New Year’s Eve).

Note: appointment booking only available 9 to 5 Monday to Friday

Counselling/Therapy FEES (general, AdDiction & Bereavement):

Discounted Fees: for general, addiction and bereavement counselling appointments the fee is 30; if you are:

  • a full-time (third level) student
  • a part-time counselling student
  • a part-time worker (working less then 20 hours a week),
  • a single parent
  • in receipt of a social protection payments (e.g. Jobseeker’s Benefit/Allowance, Disability Benefit etc.)  

Note 1: you must provide evidence of your status to avail of this fee. Other specialised counselling/therapeutic services fees may vary.

Note 2: For young people (under the age of 18), the appointment fee is determined by which category their parents/caregivers fall into.

Employed Persons Fee: as a non-profit organisation we try to keep the fees for appointments as low as possible. For employed people the cost for a general counselling appointment is 65. Please ask about the fees for the other types of counselling appointments we offer, as these fees vary.

For our other counselling/therapeutic services Play Therapy, Art Therapy & Couples Counselling please see each page for details.

NB: We do not provide a crisis service, people seriously contemplating suicide or in need of immediate help should go to their local A&E; Dial 999 for assistance.

Please further note if you want to cancel or postpone your appointment you must do so 48 hours in advance or a cancellation fee may apply.

We can support you if you are dealing with: feeling unhappy, feeling low, being constantly worried, not sleeping, feeling stressed out and/or anxious, behaviour problems, anger issues, feeling sad, difficulty dealing with a death, being bullied/cyber bullied, feeling confused, drinking too much, addiction problems, problems with eating, not feeling good about yourself, lacking in confidence…

Helplink Testimonials
28th July 2023

Counselling has helped me so much through my final year in University! I needed help dealing with anxiety. This anxiety was not confined to just the pressures of college but filtered out through other areas of my life! Claire always allowed me to speak my mind and gave me great tools to cope with my anxiety! My self confidence increased greatly! I would recommended Helplink to everyone!

Helplink Testimonials
28th July 2023

I had a very good experience. My counsellor was very considerate and easy to talk to.

Helplink Testimonials
28th July 2023

My sessions with Adrian were great. We started with a few specific issues I was having in my life. Adrian helped me unpack what they meant and where they were coming from. Our sessions began with a check in on the previous week and ended with a check in with my body and mind. Each week we built on what we'd already discussed at a rate that felt productive but also sustainable. Towards the end of my final year of university my schedule changed frequently and Adrian was very gracious in allowing for the changes to our times and structures as needed. I came away feeling that I had dealt with a lot of what I was initially struggling with in a way that made me feel prepared to take on the next phase of life on my own. I'd recommend Adrian to any young queer men who need support.

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28th July 2023

Such a wonderful counselor, really easy to open up to and makes you feel heard, understood and empathic. Im so glad I decided to go to therapy and was assigned Edana she really cares and it shows every week.

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28th July 2023

I had a very good experience with the organization and was allocated to my counsellor within a very short period of time.
I found Alexandra very calm and gentle. From the very beginning I felt very relaxed and at ease to talk openly about very private issues and more importantly I really felt I was being listened to and heard.
Alexandra was equally very supportive within and outside of my sessions that included sending me supportive self compassion meditation tools to work with outside of my sessions that I found really helpful. I feel I benefited from my sessions and the expertise of my counsellor. Thank you

Helplink Testimonials
22nd March 2023

Melissa was excellent, she made me feel very comfortable and gave me great advice that I will carry with me on my journey

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22nd March 2023

Liam really helped me to become a much happier person. With his help and work, I am now able to be less anxious and turn my negative thoughts into positive ones.

Helplink Testimonials
22nd March 2023

I found these sessions to be invaluable to my healing. Both immediately and over time a safe space was developed to allow me to gain strength and support. I will always be grateful for this time and space and the kind empathy shown to me.

Helplink Testimonials
30th October 2019

When I first started counselling, I was going through a traumatic year and felt my life was a mess. Thanks to the support and help I received, I am able to see things in a total new perspective which I would have never been able to before. I feel this has really benefited me and will be very useful in the future. I cannot recommend Liam O' Grady and this organisation more highly as it allowed me to explore my ongoing feelings and thoughts in a safe, non-judgmental place. I found it extremely helpful as they would accommodate and facilitate me for any appointments I needed.