Mental Health Services
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Galway Counselling Services

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

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

In addition to this, we provide an online service nationally and internationally. We pride ourselves in offering an affordable service, but this does not mean we compromise on the quality of our 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.

Galway Counselling Services Available:

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

In addition to these services, Helplink’s professional, qualified, insured and Garda vetted counsellors are available at times to suit you 7 days a week and 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)


Low Cost Appointment Fee:

As we are a non-profit organisation we try to keep the fees for appointments as low as possible. For people who are employed, the cost for a general counselling appointment is 50. While if you have a GP referral (letter or email), the cost is €45 . Please ask about the fees for the other types of counselling appointments we offer, as these fees vary.

Discounted Fees:

We try to make our services available to everyone. For this reason, we offer discounted fees to full-time third level students, part-time counselling students, single parents, part-time workers (less then 20 hours a week) and/or unemployed persons in receipt of a social protection payments (e.g. Jobseeker’s Benefit/Allowance, Disability Benefit, Illness Benefit). Appointments are discounted to 30 for our general, addiction and bereavement counselling services. However, you must provide evidence of your status to avail of this fee. 

NOTE: our youth counselling and play/art therapy for children appointment price is determined by which category their parents and/or guardians fall into and can vary from 30 to 45 Euro.

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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
  • drinking too much
  • addiction problems
  • problems with eating
  • not feeling good about yourself
  • lacking in confidence

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.