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Helplink Mental Health
Counselling, Education & Information

Galway Counselling Services: face-to-face counselling in Galway City

At Helplink, we offer a range of counselling/therapy services across Galway City and County – where all of our appointments are available in person.

We pride ourselves in offering an affordable and accessible service, without compromising on the quality of the service. Most noteworthy, our Galway Counselling Service provides top, qualified, insured and Garda vetted counsellors, who will ensure to make you feel welcome with us; at times to suit you 7 days a week and out-of-hours!

Galway Counselling Services Available:

  • General Counselling
  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Youth Counselling
  • Couples/Marriage Counselling
  • Bereavement Therapy

Opening Times:

  • 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)
  • appointment booking available 9 to 5 Monday to Friday

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Appointment Fees:

Discounted Fees: for general, addiction and bereavement 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 MyGov.ie 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:
    https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/173b5-dsp-phone-numbers/

Full-time Student or Part-time Counselling/Psychotherapy 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 or a part-time counselling/psychotherapy 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

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 on their fees.

We can support you if you are dealing with any of the below issues affecting your mental health:

  • feeling unhappy
  • feeling low
  • being constantly worried
  • lack of sleeping
  • feeling stressed and/or anxious
  • behaviour problems
  • anger issues
  • feeling sad
  • difficulty dealing with a death
  • being bullied/cyber bullying
  • feeling confused
  • not feeling good about yourself
  • lacking in confidence
  • and more!

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide a crisis service, Therefore, if someone is seriously contemplating suicide or in need of immediate help, they 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. Consequently, a cancellation fee may apply.

If coming to our offices isn’t a possibility for you, for whatever reason, or you prefer to get counselling from your home or other private space, we also have an online counselling service.

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