Helplink Mental Health
Counselling, Education & Information


Helplink has been providing face-to-face counselling services 7 days a week and out-of-hours since 2012!

Click here to go to our Galway Counselling Service page

In 2019 we expanded our face-to-face counselling services to County Mayo (Castlebar)

Click here to go to our Mayo Counselling Service page

In 2022 we aim to expand our face-to-face services further to County Roscommon

Click here to go to our Roscommon Counselling Service page

We also provide a virtual, face-to-face national online counselling service through the secure, encrypted, video conferencing and by phone.

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

  • 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).

Note: appointment booking only available 9 to 5 Monday to Friday

Counselling/Therapy FEES (general, AdDiction & Bereavement):


Discounted Fees: for general, addiction and bereavement counselling appointments the fee is 30; if you are:

  • 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.

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.

NB: 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.

Please further note if you want to cancel or postpone your appointment you must do so 48 hours in advance or a cancellation fee may apply.


We can an support you if you are dealing with: feeling unhappy, feeling low, being 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, drinking too much, addiction problems, problems with eating, not feeling good about yourself, lacking in confidence…

Helplink Testimonials
30th October 2019

When I first started counselling, I was going through a traumatic year and felt my life was a mess. Thanks to the support and help I received, I am able to see things in a total new perspective which I would have never been able to before. I feel this has really benefited me and will be very useful in the future. I cannot recommend Liam O' Grady and this organisation more highly as it allowed me to explore my ongoing feelings and thoughts in a safe, non-judgmental place. I found it extremely helpful as they would accommodate and facilitate me for any appointments I needed.