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
In 2023 we aim to expand our face-to-face services further to County Roscommon
Click here to go to our Roscommon Counselling Service page
We also provide a virtual, face-to-face national online counselling service through the secure, encrypted, video conferencing and by phone.
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…
Melissa was excellent, she made me feel very comfortable and gave me great advice that I will carry with me on my journey
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.
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.
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.