Helplink Mental Health
Counselling, Education & Information

Addiction Counselling

Adult Addiction Counselling and Youth Addiction Counselling Service

in Galway, Mayo and 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 based Addiction Counselling Service – a specialised, professional addiction counselling service provided by qualified, Garda vetted and fully accredited professional addiction counsellors, in a safe and caring environment; addiction counselling is also available online nationwide.


We provide addiction counselling for both adults and young people – Helplink supports 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

FEES NOTE: For young people (under the age of 18), the appointment price is determined by which category their parents and/or guardians fall into.

*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.



Addiction Counselling Service Team

KEVIN HOGAN (Addiction Counsellor): Kevin holds a BA Hons degree in counselling and addiction from the Tralee Institute of Technology and is an executive director (treasurer) of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI). Kevin is fully accredited with the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland is a member of the accreditation committee and has a wide range of experience in the addiction field.

GLYN JONES (Addiction Counsellor): Glyn holds a Level 7 degree in Counselling and is an Executive Board Member (Vice-Chair) of Addiction Counsellor’s of Ireland. Glyn is fully accredited with Addiction Counsellor’s of Ireland (ACI), Glyn is also an Advocate for Youth Advocacy Galway (YAP).