Addiction Counselling Services for Adults & Youth By Helplink
Galway, Mayo & Online Nationwide
Addictions allow people a temporary dangerous escape from their problems, and can develop quickly or over time from many activities such as alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling, shopping, sex and misuse of the internet. Helplink’s Galway and Mayo based Addiction Counselling Services – a specialised, professional addiction counselling service provided by qualified, Garda vetted and fully accredited professional addiction counsellors, in a safe and caring environment.
Helplink supporting you to put the pieces together!
If you are a Full-Time (Post Secondary) Student (part-time counselling student), Single Parent or Unemployed and in receipt of a social protection payment (e.g. Jobseeker’s Benefit/Allowance, Disability Benefit, Illness Benefit), one appointment costs €30.
One standard appointment for employed people costs €65
NOTE: For young people (under the age of 18), the appointment price is determined by which category their parents and/or guardians fall into.
NOTE: Addiction counselling appointments must be prepaid. Before a session can be confirmed, payment must be made. Once you are assigned a counsellor, they will take payment for the subsequent session at the end of the appointment.
*To cancel or postpone an appointment you must contact us 48 hours before your appointment is due to take place or you may be subject to a cancellation fee.
Helplink Addiction Counsellors:
EVA-MARIA DUNNE: Eva-Maria is a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and is a graduate of PCI College Dublin and Middlesex University, with an honours Bachelor of Science in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 8). Eva-Maria also holds a diploma in Addiction Counselling and has worked as an addiction therapist for Cuan Mhuire. She has many years of experience working with adolescents in an educational setting and has over 15 years experience of volunteering with youth groups. She is currently undergoing her Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. She is an integrative therapist practicing different theories suited to each individual need, she is solution focused and person-centred. Eva-Maria also holds a qualification in training and development. Eva-Maria is an avid athlete, with three world titles in kettlebell sport and coaches youth groups in the sport.
ALICE McNamara (Addiction Counsellor): Alice holds a level 8 B.A. (Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Science (ICHAS) since 2015 and also a Level 7 degree in counselling and addiction studies since 2014. Since 2014, she has completed over 600 hours of training in HSE-audited addiction group therapy, psychoeducational modules and individual counselling at Saoirse Addiction Treatment Centre, Limerick. She became an accredited member of the Addiction counsellors of Ireland (ACI) in 2020 and joined Helplink in July 2022.