Helplink Mental Health
Counselling, Education & Information

At Helplink we believe in providing accessible counselling/talk therapy services – that is why our services are available 7 days a week and out-of-hours in person (face-to-face) in our offices in Galway (City) or Mayo (Castlebar) and online nationwide and beyond.

We provide general counselling, couples counselling, bereavement counselling and addition counselling nationwide and internationally through our secure Online Counselling service.

We also provide a pay-as-you-go Staff Counselling Service for businesses nationally – for more on this see our Employee/Corporate Services pages by clicking here.

In Galway and Mayo we provide these face-to-face counselling services:

  • General Counselling
  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy (Galway Only)
  • Couples Counselling
  • Addiction Counselling (Mayo Only)
  • Youth Counselling
  • Bereavement Therapy

Our Counsellors/Therapists can an support you if you are dealing with: Feeling unhappy, feeling low, 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, not feeling good about yourself, lacking in confidence and more!

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

  • 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 Fees:

Discounted fees available for general, addiction and bereavement counselling appointments, at the fee of 30:

  • 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.

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.

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

For our other counselling/therapeutic services Play TherapyArt Therapy & Couples Counselling – please see each page for details on their fees.

NB: If you want to cancel or postpone a booked appointment you must do so 48 hours in advance or a cancellation fee may apply.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.