Welcome to SupportMe

This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.


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Mental Health support services in Galway

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1. Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy View More Details on Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy Visit the Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy Website Email Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
9 Kilkerrin Park,
Liosban Industrial Estate,
Galway City

Contact: Emer Mc Donagh
Telephone: 0876841231
Email: emer@acorns2oaksplaytherapy.com
Website: www.acorns2oaksplaytherapy.com

Acorns 2 Oaks is a Galway based Play Therapy Service, which offers a variety of services individually catered to each client.
Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy is run by Emer Mc Donagh, Play Therapist and Child Psychotherapist.  
I use a variety of toys and techniques in my work, including Non Directive Play Therapy, Therapeutic Story Work, Drama,
Puppets, Masks, Sand Play, Art and Clay.
I welcome contact from anybody who wishes to discuss a concern related to children in their care.

The desired outcomes of Play Therapy include a reduction in anxiety, increased confidence and independence, improved relationships with family and friends, positive behaviour changes, improved coping skills and increased resiliency. Play Therapy can benefit children from 3 years of age upwards. I also offer creative counselling and play therapy for older children and adolescents.

Play Therapy can be effective for children experiencing a broad range of difficulties, including:

•Emotional difficulties such as aggression, depression, low self esteem, anxiety and withdrawal
•Behavioural difficulties
•Loss or bereavement
•Abuse or neglect
•Problems with socialising
•Having poor play skills
•Have delayed development with ASD, ADHD or any Learning Difficulty
•Parental Separation
•Being bullied or has become a bully
•They are not reaching their fullest potential academically, socially, physically and/or emotionally

People to Contact

Emer Mc Donagh

2. Addiction Counselling by Helplink View More Details on Addiction Counselling by Helplink Visit the Addiction Counselling by Helplink Website Email Addiction Counselling by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor, The Plaza,

Headford Road,


Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie

Addiction Counselling Galway 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 Support Services provides a specialised professional addiction counselling service, through it’s fully accredited professional addiction counsellors, in a safe and caring environment.

If you are a Full-Time Student or Unemployed and in receipt of a Social Welfare payment (e.g. Jobseeker’s Benefit/Allowance, Disability Benefit, Illness Benefit), one appointment costs  €30.

One standard appointment for employed people costs €60.

*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.

3. Affordable Counselling Service by Helplink View More Details on Affordable Counselling Service by Helplink Visit the Affordable Counselling Service by Helplink Website Email Affordable Counselling Service by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road

Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie

We provide traditional in person (face-to-face) counselling in our offices in Galway City. Helplink’s professional, insured, supervised and Garda vetted counsellors are there at times to suit you, 7 days a week.

We also provide counselling services online or by phone nationwide

Research shows that online (video) counselling or phone counselling works the same as traditional face-to-face counselling. The only difference is that appointments happen through your computer, smartphone or your standard phone in a place that can be more comfortable and more convenient for you; like your own home, car, office or other private setting!

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm to 6pm

Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas/New Year's Eve


If you are a Full-Time Student or Unemployed and in receipt of a Social Welfare payment (e.g. Jobseeker’s Benefit/Allowance, Disability Benefit, Illness Benefit), one appointment costs €30. Part-time workers under 20 hours can also avail of this rate Terms & Conditions apply.

One standard appointment for employed people costs €50 or €45 with a GP referral (letter or email)

We can help 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…

Contact: talk to us at (091) 759887 or email us at helplinksupport@helplink.ie or check out more of our information at www.helplink.ie.

Warning: 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.

4. Alice McEleney Psychotherapy & Counselling Galway View More Details on Alice McEleney Psychotherapy & Counselling Galway Visit the Alice McEleney Psychotherapy & Counselling Galway Website Email Alice McEleney Psychotherapy & Counselling Galway
Address: Contact Details:
Flood Street
Contact: Alice McEleney
Telephone: 086-8956595
Email: alice.mceleney@gmail.com
Website: www.psychotherapycounsellingga...

I’m Alice McEleney, a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and psychologist with a private practice in Galway city centre. My goal is to help you to heal from difficult past experiences, cope with your current circumstances, grow and develop as a unique individual, and experience greater fulfilment in your life. 

Life throws many challenges our way, and people seek out psychotherapy and counselling for many reasons. For example, you may be feeling a prolonged sense of sadness and helplessness, anxiety, worry or stress, struggling to cope with a life transition, or experiencing difficulties in your relationships. These are all common challenges, but sometimes they can be difficult to deal with without the opportunity to discuss them freely with another person. I am trained to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive space in which you can explore your experience in depth, gain new insights, and develop your ability to cope, grow and thrive. 

I will not judge you, give you advice, or try to “fix” your problems, but I will work with you to help you find the resources within yourself to cope with life’s challenges. I can help you to express what is happening for you, by listening attentively and trying to understand your experience from your point of view. I can encourage you to examine your thoughts and feelings in different ways, which may lead you to new insights and different perspectives. I can assist you in becoming clearer about who you are as a person and what is important to you in life. I can collaborate with you to discover habits or patterns in your life that are no longer working for you. I can support you as you consider your options, try out different ways of relating to yourself and others, and learn to respond to experiences in ways that support your well-being and growth. By exploring your experience in these ways in the context of an honest and trusting relationship, you can develop a deeper and more compassionate connection with yourself and more freedom to make choices about how you live your life.

Research has shown that the most important factor influencing the effectiveness of psychotherapy and counselling is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client. I strive to build an honest, trusting and collaborative relationship with you, in which you can feel secure enough to address what is most challenging for you. I provide a safe and empathic space in which you can explore your experience and develop the inner resources you need to move towards greater freedom and well-being.

I am trained in many different ways of helping people, including both traditional therapeutic methods and new techniques supported by recent research. I work from an integrative perspective, which means that I draw on a range of theories and techniques in a flexible way, depending on what you may need at each moment. As a result, I can adapt how I work in order to meet your unique individual needs, rather than using a “one size fits all” method. I draw predominantly on the following approaches to psychotherapy and counselling: psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), person-centred therapy and gestalt therapy. 

My approach is a culmination of over twenty years of personal experience, study, research, training and practice in psychotherapy, counselling, psychology, and neuroscience. My formal training includes a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from The Tivoli Institute and a PhD in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin. I have conduced postdoctoral research in Neuroscience in the USA and worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University in the UK and Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. Alongside my psychotherapy and counselling practice, I am currently a part-time Associate Lecturer in Psychology with the Open University, where I teach courses on mental health. I also provide psychotherapy and counselling at NUI Galway Student Counselling Service.

I am a Pre-Accredited Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and a Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). I follow the IACP’s Code of Ethics and Practice for Counsellors/Psychotherapists and the PSI’s Code of Professional Ethics. I attend regular supervision with an experienced and accredited supervisor. I am constantly developing my skills through further training and continuous professional development workshops. My work is covered by professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

For more details, please visit my website at psychotherapycounsellinggalway.ie, phone me on 086-8956595, or e-mail alice.mceleney@gmail.com

People to Contact

Alice McEleney

5. Amanda Walsh - Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis View More Details on Amanda Walsh - Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis Visit the Amanda Walsh - Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis Website Email Amanda Walsh - Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis
Address: Contact Details:
IPI Centre, Breaffy Road, Castlebar, Co.Mayo.
Contact: Amanda Walsh
Telephone: 0834147013
Email: amanda@therapyandhypnosis.ie
Website: www.therapyandhypnosis.ie

Stress & Anxiety Management, Overcoming Panic Attacks, Anger Management, Overcoming Sleep Difficulties ( including Insomnia), Cessation of habits (e.g. nail biting, skin picking, smoking), Fears & Phobias.

People to Contact

Amanda Walsh

6. Anam Aire View More Details on Anam Aire Visit the Anam Aire Website Email Anam Aire
Address: Contact Details:
65 Manor Court

and other locations
Telephone: (091) 44 5555
(086) 665 8118
Email: info@anamaire.org
Website: www.anamaire.org

AnamAire is a non-profit partnership of psychotherapists, counsellors, group facilitators and trainers.
Professional counselling support serving both individuals and groups in Galway since 2008.

Fees range from €20 to €60 for individuals.
By appointment only.

Weekly run therapeutic support groups from 7pm till 10pm
        Sundays for men & women
        Mondays for men only

7. Angelica Healy Counselling & Psychotherapy Services View More Details on Angelica Healy Counselling & Psychotherapy Services Email Angelica Healy Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Address: Contact Details:
Deerpark Business Centre, Oranmore, Galway
Also see clients in West Cork
Contact: Angelica
Telephone: 0852270597
Email: angelica.healy@gmail.com

Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal thoughts, abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement, sexuality issues, relationship problems, family or work difficulties, questioning your spirituality/religion? If you feel you might like to talk to someone about it please give me a call and we can set up a time to meet..

I am a qualified Psychotherapist/Counsellor. I use a holistic approach in my practice which looks at the whole person, body, mind and spirit. I offer an open minded, culturally sensitive, safe and supportive environment at my offices in Oranmore and West Cork.

Convenient location, free parking, and reasonable rates.

People to Contact


8. Art Therapy by Helplink View More Details on Art Therapy by Helplink Visit the Art Therapy by Helplink  Website Email Art Therapy by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:
1st Floor, The Plaza, Headford Road, Galway (also available in Castlebar).
Contact: Admin
Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: helplink.ie

Art therapy is the use of art materials for self expression and reflection in the presence of a qualified art therapist. Art therapy is a unique process, combining creativity and psychotherapy for growth, awareness and healing. It is done in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Why do people see an Art Therapist? Some people can find it difficult to talk directly about their feelings and experiences. Using art materials can be an alternative form of expression. The art process itself can be deeply relaxing, satisfying and positive. It can provide some physical and emotional relief as we express feelings using tactile art materials. Art therapy can potentially provide a space where people can experiment, make a mess, be playful and spontaneous. Do I need to be artistic? No artistic skill is necessary. It is not about making realistic drawings or painting a masterpiece. The artistic quality of the end product is unimportant. The therapist will not make judgments and all work is accepted in its own right. What will happen in a session? Sessions usually last for between 50 minutes to an hour, at the same time and place each week. A range of art materials will be available in each session and you can choose what to make or do, with freedom to express your experiences and thoughts in your own individual way. All images you make, and what you may say about them is treated as confidential Art Therapy can help with: addiction and recovery, anger, bullying, depression, low self esteem and confidence, grief and bereavement, stress and anxiety and much more! Group workshops are also available. Please contact us for further information. The cost for this specialist counselling service is only €50 Euro an 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. (Caregivers must give written permission to us for young people under 16 and children to participate in art therapy). CRA Number: 20143237 CHY Number: 21366

People to Contact

091 759887

9. Art Therapy Galway View More Details on Art Therapy Galway Email Art Therapy Galway
Address: Contact Details:

Low Strand House, Flood Street. Galway City

Telephone: 0876141732
Email: teresa0mul@yahoo.co.uk

I am an IACP accredited psychotherapist/counsellor, I also hold a first class honours MA in Art Therapy,  and Postgraduate cert in Play Therapy/ child and adolescent psychotherapy. And a postgraduate cert in Gestalt psychotherapy. I have been providing psychotherapy for 17 yrs and have specialised training and experience in sexual violence and child sexual abuse having worked in this area for 13yrs. I have also worked with all ages and in a variety of areas, including addiction, Acute Psychiatry,  homelessness, asylum seekers, special need's,  palliative care, school completion programs and domestic violence.


10. Aware View More Details on Aware Visit the Aware Website Email Aware
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 1890 303302
Email: info@aware.ie
Website: www.aware.ie/help/support_grou...

Support Groups operate nationwide, including in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. For more infromation see our website.

Our objectives

  • To educate the public on the nature, extent and consequences of depression.
  • To provide emotional and practical support to those affected by depression and related disorders.
  • To support research into the development and treatment of depression and related issues.

11. Bereavement Counselling by Helplink View More Details on Bereavement Counselling by Helplink Visit the Bereavement Counselling by Helplink Website Email Bereavement Counselling by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road

Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie/counselling/be...

Bereavement Counselling by Helplink

All Helplink counsellors are qualified, supervised, insured and Garda vetted, they are available for you 7 days a week to support you and/or your loved ones with counselling assistance when you are going through the bereavement process.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm
Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas/New Year's Eve

Cost: one standard appointment for employed people costs €50 or €45 with a GP referral (letter or email). If you are a Full-Time Student or Unemployed and in receipt of a Social Protection payment (e.g. Jobseeker’s Benefit/Allowance, Disability Benefit, Illness Benefit), one appointment costs €30.

Please mention when you are booking your appointment that you wish to avail of Bereavement Counselling in order for us to allocate the right counsellor for you.

Contact: talk to us at (091) 759887 or email us at helplinksupport@helplink.ie or check out more of our information at www.helplink.ie.

12. Bethany Bereavement Support Group View More Details on Bethany Bereavement Support Group
Address: Contact Details:
Family Centre
Telephone: 087 2334438

Call for further information on 087 2334438.

Open meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

13. BodyWhys View More Details on BodyWhys Visit the BodyWhys Website Email BodyWhys
Address: Contact Details:
Bodywhys - The Eating Disorders Association Of Ireland.
PO Box 105,
Co Dublin.
Telephone: 1890 200444
01 2834963
Email: helpline@bodywhys.ie
Website: www.bodywhys.ie

Bodywhys is the national voluntary organization dedicated to supporting the 200,000 people in Ireland affected by eating disorders.

Bodywhys provides a range of support services for people affected by eating disorders, including specific services for families and friends.

Our vision is that people affected by eating disorders will have their needs met through the provision of appropriate integrated, quality service being delivered by a range of statutory, private and voluntary agencies.

BodywhysConnect - Online Support Group

Who is it for?: BodywhysConnect is a free, internet support group currently offered to people with eating disorders aged 19 years and over. If you are aged 13-18 years, we also have a Teens Online Support Group.

BodywhysConnect aims to provide support to those who may be geographically isolated from a support group or those who find it too difficult to attend a face-to-face group. Meetings last for an hour and a half and are facilitated by two trained Bodywhys volunteers.

Please see the website for more details: http://bodywhys.ie/supportServices/online-support-group/

14. Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy View More Details on Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Visit the Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy Website Email Brí - Independent Brain Injury Support & Advocacy
Address: Contact Details:
St Catherines Sports Centre
Marrowbone Land
Dublin 8
Telephone: 01 482 4802
Email: info@briireland.ie
Email: support@briireland.ie
Website: www.briireland.ie

Brí, Independent brain injury support & advocacy is a charity organisation that provide support, information & advocacy to people with brain injury, their families and carers all over Ireland. Our Head Office is based in Dublin but we have support groups in Mayo and Roscommon:

Mayo group:
3rd Monday of every month
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Le Cheile Family Resource Centre

Roscommon group:
1st Tuesday of every month
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Abbey Hotel, Galway Road, Roscommon

We also provide telephone and email support through: 01 482 4802, support@briireland.ie 

15. Catherine Wall Counselling View More Details on Catherine Wall Counselling Visit the Catherine Wall Counselling Website Email Catherine Wall Counselling
Address: Contact Details:
Telephone: 0870662932
Email: cwallcounselling@gmail.com
Website: www.cwallcounselling.com

I hold a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a BA (Ord) in Counselling and Psychometric Studies.

I work in an integrative way and use different counselling styles and modalities in my practice depending on the client's individual needs.

I offer counselling in areas such as: depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, sexuality issues etc.

I also work with children from the age of 8.

16. Claire Shannon Therapy, Counselling & Mindfulness View More Details on Claire Shannon Therapy, Counselling & Mindfulness Visit the Claire Shannon Therapy, Counselling & Mindfulness Website Email Claire Shannon Therapy, Counselling & Mindfulness
Address: Contact Details:

Galway City

Contact: Claire Shannon
Telephone: 089 2087678
Email: claireshannontherapy@gmail.com
Website: www.claireshannontherapy.com

Why Come to Therapy?

Beginning therapy can be a big step toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the best life possible—no matter what challenges you may be facing. Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.

Come to therapy if you want to:

  • Reach a goal
  • Overcome a loss
  • Get out of a rut
  • Move out of depression
  • Be less stressed
  • Be a better friend to yourself
  • Make a change
  • Hash out a problem
  • Release an unhelpful behaviour or habit

No matter how big or small your struggles may feel, whether the challenge is a specific event or a recurring pattern that you want to leave behind, I am here to help you help yourself.  I have a pragmatic and straightforward approach, I want to see you moving toward your goals, and being all that you can be.  You can have a life that is rich and free from limitation.

"I can wholeheartedly say, that Claire has brought an entirely new and positive energy to my life.  Claire is an incredible listener, has a great sense of humour, is honest, relatable and offers wisdom at exactly the right moment.  She is also very accommodating and professional.  I would highly recommend Claire."  - L ​B

Claire has a Masters in Counselling Therapy, is a Certified Adlerian Counsellor, and is Certified in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness.  Claire is also a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and an Affiliate Member of the IACP.

People to Contact

Claire Shannon
089 2087678

17. Clare McGee Therapy View More Details on Clare McGee Therapy Email Clare McGee Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Galway City
Contact: Clare McGee
Telephone: 086 270 6709
Email: claremcgeetherapy@gmail.com

I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a MSc in Occuptaional Psychology.  In addition, I am also an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MIACP) and work within their code of ethics.

I work from an integrative perspective and tailor sessions to each client's individual needs.  I see my work as a collaberation with you, my client, to enable you to understand what has been troubling you and to help you to find ways to heal.

I offer counselling to help clients deal with many issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, anger, berevement, low self-esteem etc.

If you feel you might benefit from counselling, please give me a call or email me.

People to Contact

Clare McGee

18. Comfort Keepers View More Details on Comfort Keepers Visit the Comfort Keepers Website Email Comfort Keepers
Address: Contact Details:
Comfort Keepers,
Unit 1 Liosban Business Park,
Tuam Road,
Contact: galway
Telephone: 1850 911 800
091 455100
Email: care@comfortkeepers.ie
Email: galway@comfortkeepers.ie
Website: www.comfortkeepers.ie/

At Comfort Keepers, we provide care and support services so your loved one can stay at independent and happy in the comfort of his or her own home, ensuring peace of mind for you and your family.

We offer personal, homecare and companionship services and cater for a wide range of clients.

People to Contact

091 455100

comfort keepers
1850 455 100

ruth collins
091 455100
19. Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions View More Details on Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions Visit the Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions Website Email Counselling with Mind and Body Solutions
Address: Contact Details:
Central to Galway, Mayo and Roscommon Mind and Body Solutions clinic in Milltow Tuam Co.Galway is within 45mins of Galway city, Castlebar, Roscommon Town.
Contact: David
Telephone: 085 7637059
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Website: www.mindandbody.ie

At Mind and Body Solutions, the first session focuses on a needs Assessment, this will enable us and the client to focus on the issues that will impact on their quality of life immediately, by using a Solution Focused Approach to counselling we can ensure an immediate improvement in how you are feeling and a timely resolution to your difficulties.

Too often we put our own difficulties on the back burner, so why don't you begin to look after yourself."When You correct your Mind, everything else will fall into place" Lao Tsu

As an NLP Mind Coach and Counselling Psychotherapist my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying Scientifically proven therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

We are trained in Reality Therapy, CBT, CBT-E for Eating Disorders, Emotion Focused Therapy for Depression, Grief, Relationship Counselling. Mindfulness and Guided Imagery, NLP, using a holistic Multi disciplinary approach to our clients allows us to work towards a solution focused resolution to all presenting issues.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.Please call or email me for a consultation today!Corporate stress . CBT Child Counselling . CBT & RT Teen counselling . Relationship counselling.Mind & Body Solutions use an accredited integrative approach to all psychological support, we work together with your medical practitioner to ensure a Holistic  outcome. We also offer specific CBT for Children & Teens experiencing Anxiety or Bullying.

Psychotherapy is an Evidence based appraoch for a wide range of Psychological Issues, including the Psychotheraputic treatment of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromylagia.

By using a Solution Focused Approach to counselling we can ensure an immediate improvement in how you are feeling and a timely resolution to your difficulties.

David is the only Brainspotting Psychotherapist in Ireland, recently trained to level2 certification by the founder of Brainspotting David Grand Ph.D. ( see Video below).Brainspotting is a new Brain Based Therapy for dealing with trauma and complicated issues such as severe Depression, Anxiety, Complicated Grief, PTSD.

There is no need to struggle on in silence, seek help from your GP or Contact Mind & Body Solutions for a consultation to start the journey on the road to recovery.

Mind & Body also specialise in Corporate related Stress Solutions.

We are trained in Reality Therapy, CBT, CBT-E for Eating Disorders, Emotion Focused Therapy for Depression, Grief, Relationship Counselling. Mindfulness and Guided Imagery, NLP, using a holistic Multi disciplinary approach to our clients allows us to work towards a solution focused resolution to all presenting issues.

Mind & Body Solutions " Helping You To Help Yourself

"When you correct your mind, everything else will fall into place"Lao Tzu

People to Contact


20. Couples and Marriage Counselling by Helplink View More Details on Couples and Marriage Counselling by Helplink Visit the Couples and Marriage Counselling by Helplink Website Email Couples and Marriage Counselling by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road

Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie/counselling/co...

Couples/Marriage Counselling by Helplink Support Services

There are three options available:

  • Online (video) counselling available nationwide from your home, private setting, or from two different locations if you are apart for work etc.
  • Telephone counselling
  • In person at our Galway City office for face-to-face sessions.

Couples counselling can be benefical if your relationship is in distress or if you experience:

  • Poor communication (tools and skills will be introduced to achieve results)
  • Trust issues
  • Lack of intimacy (tools & skills will be introduced to establish deeper levels of intimacy)
  • Incompatibility (issues might be explored to establish mutual goals for you live together as a couple & family)
  • Domestic violence
  • Spectrum of psychological disorders including Alcoholism, depression, anxiety, Erectile Dysfunction, psycho-sexual issues etc Ref: http://www.minddisorders.com/Br-Del/Couples-therapy.html
  • Maybe you notice that things just aren’t ‘right’, and need some objectivity to explore what’s going on.

The Goal of couple’s therapy is to identify stresses and devise a treatment plan designed to establish harmony and alleviate relational distress. 

The Objective of couple's therapy is to restore healthy functioning, so that the couple can move forward in their lives.

Cost: the fee for this specialist counselling service is 65 euro or 60 euro with a GP referral (email or letter). 

Contact: talk to us at (091) 759887 or email us at helplinksupport@helplink.ie

21. Cristina Galvin Psychotherapy & Counselling View More Details on Cristina Galvin Psychotherapy & Counselling Visit the Cristina Galvin Psychotherapy & Counselling Website Email Cristina Galvin Psychotherapy & Counselling
Address: Contact Details:

Galway City

Telephone: 087 3140274
Website: www.psychotherapyforyou.com

Cristina Galvin, MA, MSc is a fully accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with IAHIP and ICP. 

Cristina runs a trusted, professional Psychotherapy and Counselling practice in Galway city. She has many years of experience, both overseas and here in Ireland, working with people struggling with the effects of trauma, grief, loss, addictions, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. as well as a host of other issues that cause stress and relationship difficulties.

She takes a person-centred approach to people and the issues they bring to therapy. This means that you are given time and space to talk and feel heard. Her way of working is also practical in that you come away equipped with tools to cope, whatever your struggle, and it is psychodynamic, meaning that sessions may explore how past experiences may be influencing present emotional and behavioural patterns. The insight and understanding this gives you will help to shed light on hidden hindrances and seemingly intractable issues in your life so that doorways to more expansive ways of living may open up. If you are struggling with a personal crisis or difficult life events, don't struggle alone. Cristina's compassionate support is just a call or click away. For more information and to make an appointment, call 0873140274 or visit www.psychotherapyforyou.com.

22. Depression Support Groups View More Details on Depression Support Groups Visit the Depression Support Groups Website
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Kate Donnelly, Support Group Co-ordinator, Western Region, Aware
Website: www.aware.ie/help/support/supp...

Aware Support Groups offer a unique opportunity to talk openly about depression and its impact. We guarantee confidentiality within normal limits.

This means that confidentiality is guaranteed except:

• Where a person has immediate plans to self harm or plans to harm others.

• Where there is information that a child is at risk of, or has in the past been subjected to, harm/abuse/neglect.

Aware’s confidentiality policy is in line with best practice, and ‘Children First:National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children’ (Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 2011).

Ongoing attendance at the support groups will give you a better understanding of your depression (and elation) and its impact on your relationships and your work or social life. The caring and supportive nature of the groups allows attendees to develop the confidence to identify mood changes at an earlier stage, and so minimise the disruption on daily life.

People to Contact

Kate Donnelly, Support Group Co-ordinator, Western Region, Aware

23. Eating Disorder Solutions View More Details on Eating Disorder Solutions Visit the Eating Disorder Solutions  Website Email Eating Disorder Solutions
Address: Contact Details:
Milltown Tuam Galway
Contact: David O'Farrell
Telephone: 085 7637059
Email: dofarrell@mindandbody.ie
Website: eatingdisordersolutions.ie


CBT-E One Therapist

Out patient Treatment available to fit in with your work, college, and personal lifestyle. One therapist to assess, treat and monitor your progress beyond the nightmare of Eating Disorders. No need for psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, dietitian or nutritionist, all your needs are addressed by David.

Client specific treatment, designed to address the maintaining mechanism keeping the eating disorder in place.

CBT-E is designed to address: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Other Eating Disorders. It is the only treatment which has extensive research findings proving it's effectiveness in treating eating disorders in children and adults worldwide.

"Helping You to Help Yourself" contact David @ 085 7637059 for appointment / assessment. Find me in Milltown, Tuam, Co. Galway.

People to Contact

David O'Farrell
085 7637059

24. Eriú counselling and psychotherapy View More Details on Eriú counselling and psychotherapy Visit the Eriú counselling and psychotherapy  Website Email Eriú counselling and psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:
Triskel Centre, Salthill.
Telephone: 0861078444
Email: aoibheniraghallaigh@gmail.com
Website: www.aoifereillycounselling.ie

Counselling and psychotherapy for adults and teens from age 16 upwards. therapeutic group work.

25. Friends Ireland View More Details on Friends Ireland Visit the Friends Ireland  Website Email Friends Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Friends Ireland
High. St. 
Co. Galway
Contact: Norah
Telephone: Norah 085-7043142
Marie 087-7619671
Email: friendsgalway2013@gmail.com
Website: www.friendsireland.ie

Friends Ireland is a charity aimed at developing friendship in all adults through free classes and meet ups in many areas throughout county Galway with a full time centre in Tuam. 
Classes include Basic computers, laptop and smartphone classes, Introduction to Mindfulness, Embroidery, Felt Needle, Knitting, Embroidery, Healthy Eating and many more. Get in touch now to see how we can help you.

We are also continuously  seeking volutneers to help out in our centre in Tuam with the charity shop or volunteering time to share your expertise in the classroom. 

There are many ways to get involved with your community and many different areas to suit everybody.

Look after yourself, look after your mental health. Get involved with your community now!

Call Norah on 085-7043142 or email friendsgalway2013@gmail.com or Facebook on our page Friends Galway


People to Contact



26. Galway Psychotherapy Practice View More Details on Galway Psychotherapy Practice Visit the Galway Psychotherapy Practice Website
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Ilona Haberska
Telephone: 0861941889
Website: www.galwaypsychotherapy.com

I am a Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist accredited by Eurapean Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

I received my MA in Psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Poland.

I also completed two years of training in Group Analysis and four years of postgraduate proffessional training  in Psychotherapy, obtaining Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

I worked as a psychologist with the National Psychiatric Services in Poland and in private practice in Ireland.

I offer help to people suffering from: depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, identity issues, childhood sexual abuse including incest,
childhood abuse and neglect, eating disorders, obsessional behavior and thoughts.

People to Contact

Ilona Haberska

27. Glór Counselling View More Details on Glór Counselling Visit the Glór Counselling  Website Email Glór Counselling
Address: Contact Details:
1 Cookes Corner,
Shantalla Road,
Contact: Mary-Ellen Ni Cheidigh
Telephone: 086 3538060
Email: glorgalway@gmail.com
Website: www.glorgalway.com

Some of the difficulties which people can experience, and for which attendance of the Glór Counselling & Self-Help Service may be beneficial include :

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavment & Loss
  • Depression
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Obsessions & Compulsions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Stress
  • Suicide Issues
  • Trauma
  • Work Issues

People to Contact

Mary-Ellen Ni Cheidigh

28. Grow View More Details on Grow Visit the Grow Website Email Grow
Address: Contact Details:

    GROW Office
    Mosaic Centre,
    Harlequin Centre,
    Garvey Way,
    Co Mayo

Telephone: 094 9026417
Email: westernregion@grow.ie
Website: www.grow.ie

GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed, to prevent such happening. GROW, founded in Australia in 1957 by former mental sufferers, has a national network of over 130 Groups in Ireland. Its principal strength is the support members give each other from their own experience in matters to do with mental health. GROW is grant aided by all of the Health Boards and by the Department of Health and Children.

For information on meetings and services in the west of Ireland please check our website or give us a call.

29. Helplink View More Details on Helplink Visit the Helplink Website Email Helplink
Address: Contact Details:
Third Floor,
Ross House,
Merchant's Road,
Telephone: 091 520963
Email: info@helplink.ie
Email: counselling@helplink.ie
Email: eap@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie

We are Ireland’s leading social enterprise. From our offices in Galway we provide our award winning, innovative, accessible and affordable services nationwide.

• Helplink’s confidential counselling service operates online via Skype by phone or face-to-face. Our team of professional, accredited counsellors will communicate with you by webcam, voice only, instant messaging, email, telephone, in person or a combination of these. It is up to you how you want to conduct your session! You can now sit with our counsellors in person as well in our Galway offices on The Crescent. Helplink's counselling service is about being there for you in a way that is more comfortable affordable and accessible. Our professional, Garda vetted counsellors are available 7 days a week from 1 pm to 9 pm (last bookable session is 8 pm) at €38 a session for online or by phone or €50 for in person (Bundle sessions are also available and keep an eye out for our promotions!). Initial counselling sessions are available online or by phone FREE of charge for up to 20 minutes

• We also have an online by phone or in person low cost career guidance including psychometric testing. 

30. Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services View More Details on Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services Visit the Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services Website Email Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road

Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie/counselling/pl...

Helplink’s Play Therapy and Creative Therapy Services

Play Therapy with Helplink is for children aged 3 to 10 years old and our Creative Therapy  service is for young people aged 11 to 15 years old.

These forms of therapy allow children and young people the time and space to work out what may be troubling them and also to express their feelings through their most natural method of communication – PLAY.

In our Galway Play Therapy and Creative Therapy service appointments are 45 minutes long, they are non-directive and non-investigative in nature, whereby the child/young person leads the sessions and the therapist follows. The room holds the play/creative therapy ‘tool kit’ which includes sand, clay, puppets, role play, art materials, therapeutic stories, creative visualisations and music/movement. The aim is that when the child/young person feels comfortable they will begin to express the negative or difficult emotions through their actions, the therapist is able to track and observe what is happening and gently guide the child/young person when necessary.  The therapist provides the space which allows the child/young person to play/be creative as they need to with as few limits as possible but as many as necessary (for physical and emotional safety). All play/creative therapy sessions are confidential, details of the sessions shall only be disclosed in line with child protection procedures.

Who is this service for?: Any child over the age of 3 years can benefit from play therapy appointments as this type of therapy nurtures creative thinking, builds self-esteem, confidence, resilience and much more. Play therapy can be specifically used to support children with any emotional or behavioural difficulties, who have suffered bereavement/loss, suffering with anxiety or are having any family issues but to name a few referral reasons. Creative therapy is for older children aged 11 to 15 as above this service can assist these children across multiple areas. At this time appointments are only available in Galway City.

Our Play/Creative Therapist: Denise Gordon is graduate of NUI Galway and the Academy of Child and Play Psychotherapy. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Based Play Therapy (NFQ:Level 9), as well as this Denise has completed her Degree in Arts with Children Studies (NUIG).  All of Denise’s work is guided by the Play Therapy International Framework and she is a member of Play Therapy Ireland. For more on Play Therapy Ireland, you can visit their Website at http://www.playtherapy.ie/. Furthermore, Denise is supervised, insured and Garda vetted.

Fee for appointment/s: If either parent is working the fee for one appointment is €65. It both parents (or if lone parent) are (is) unemployed one appointment is €45.

Contact: talk to us at (091) 759887 or email us at helplinksupport@helplink.ie or check out more of our information at www.helplink.ie.

31. Horses Connect View More Details on Horses Connect Visit the Horses Connect Website Email Horses Connect
Address: Contact Details:
various locations in Galway
Contact: Eileen Bennett
Telephone: 0857363047
Email: horsesconnect@gmail.com
Email: info@horsesconnect.com
Website: www.facebook.com/horsesconnect

We design and deliver individual Therapeutic Horse Riding and Horsemanship programs to people of all ages with a broad range of challenges.

The Horses Connect human and equine team is on a mission to foster a society where every person is valued and enabled to reach their full
potential. We intend to achieve this by creating and delivering a range of equine facilitated programs to improve the well-being of
people experiencing disability or disadvantage, by involving the local community – especially teenagers, the unemployed and the retired - and
by creating strategic alliances with key local and national organisations.


People to Contact

Eileen Bennett

32. HSE Mental Health Services View More Details on HSE Mental Health Services
Address: Contact Details:
Department of Psychiatry,
University College Hospital,

La Nua, Psychiatric Day Hospital
Telephone: 091 544458 (UCHG)
091 741730 (La Nua, Ballybane)

Most people with mental health problems are treated by their GP or referred to a Day or Hospital Service.

33. HSE Psychology Service View More Details on HSE Psychology Service
Address: Contact Details:
Liam Mellows House,
Vicar Street,
Co. Galway
Contact: Ann Marie Naughton (Senior Clinical Psychologist)
Telephone: 093 – 37200

People to Contact

Ann Marie Naughton (Senior Clinical Psychologist)
Ext: 254

Eoin Ryan

34. HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Officer View More Details on HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Officer
Address: Contact Details:
HSE West City Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Telephone: 091 548360

Provides information, training and support in relation to suicide prevention.

35. Hypnotherapy by Helplink View More Details on Hypnotherapy by Helplink Visit the Hypnotherapy by Helplink Website Email Hypnotherapy by Helplink
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road

Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie/counselling/hy...

Hypnotherapy provided by Helplink Support Services

Hypnotherapy is a specialised form of psychotherapy involving a deep state of relaxation called hypnosis. During hypnosis, skilled verbal communication is used to help direct a client’s imagination in such a way as to bring about intended change in the client’s internal perceptions (such as feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations) and behaviour.

Professional Clinical Hypnotherapy is a very safe and effective form of therapy and it is applied to a range of medical and psychological problems and to enhance motivation, change, improve skills.

People use hypnotherapy for: anxiety and stress conditions, smoking cessation, weight management and addictive behaviour, confidence issues, IBS and depression.


Standard Hypnotherapy Appointment: a talking therapy based on the professional relationship between you and your therapist involving therapeutic interventions and hypnosis. The aim is to tailor interventions to meet your personal needs in a best possible way in order to construct solutions that work for you. 

  • Initial Appointment (to assess a person’s particular needs) – €50.
  • Subsequent Appointments – €65

Special Weight Clinic: New technique based on gastric band fitting and state of the art technology including 4 sessions for only €200!

Special Smoking Clinic: Condensed 1 session approach based on a combination of techniques and with state of the art technology for only €145!

Our specialist Hypnotherapist’s name is Katja Keane. Katja has also been fully Garda vetted by Helplink Support Services CLG.

Contact: talk to us at (091) 759887 or email us at helplinksupport@helplink.ie 


36. I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links) View More Details on I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links) Email I.D.E.A.L (Irish Detox Expert Advisory Links)
Address: Contact Details:
Neale Park,
The Neale, 
Contact: valerie farragher
Telephone: 0949545623
Email: valfarragher@ymail.com
Email: maryhomedetox@ymail.com
Email: homedetox@mail.com

I.D.E.A.L is a brand new service.  To date it is the only one of its kind available in Ireland and is now providing home-based alcohol detoxification services for people who are dependent on alcohol and wish to stop drinking.
We provide "at home" care and support for the whole family in the family home.
Our program works by having a visiting health care worker, recovery mentor and family facilitor who comes to the family home until detoxification treatment is completed and recovery is well under way.
Our program lasts for a total of 7 weeks from start to finish.  Alcohol detoxification medication is prescribed for comfort and safety 
Home treatment is proven to be more cost effective than residential and this can be another huge benefit to financially restricted families.
it is not always necessary to be admitted to hospital or rehab for alcohol detoxification.

Home alcohol detoxification is suitable for

  • Self employed
  •  Lone parents
  •  Those in the public eye
  •  Low income families
  •  Those who do not wish to be separated from family for treatment
  •  Farming families
  • Those who need ultimate privacy
consultations are free of charge and we also have payment plan options 

People to Contact

valerie farragher

Mary coyne

37. IASE View More Details on IASE Visit the IASE Website Email IASE
Address: Contact Details:

No 3 Broadhaven House
Lower Barrack Street
Co Mayo


Contact: Sarah Togher
Telephone: 00 353 97 82894
00 353 97 82895
Email: info@iase.ie
Email: admin@iase.ie
Email: media@iase.ie
Website: www.iase.ie

IASE (Irish Association of Supported Employment) is a national voluntary organisation which was established in February 1994 with the aim of promoting and developing supported employment throughout Ireland.  IASE is the representative voice of almost 800 members in Ireland who in turn work with over 5,000 people with disabilities who are receiving supports through a range of supported employment initiatives.  The organisation is currently funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government under the white paper for voluntary services.

IASE is a nationwide service.


People to Contact

Sarah Togher
097 82894

38. Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) View More Details on Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) Visit the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) Website
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 4 Galway Retail Park
Headford Road
Telephone: 091 532422
Website: www.ispcc.ie

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s oldest and most well-known children’s charity.  The ISPCC has a long, proud history of service delivery and advocacy on behalf of children.

Our Vision:

To see an Ireland where all children are heard and valued.

Our Work:
The ISPCC is the only organisation in Ireland providing unique 24 hour support services for children and young people through our Childline service. Childline receives the majority of its 2,300 calls and messages per day after 6pm each evening, when most other support services are closed. Childline receives no government funding, relying on the generosity of donors and volunteers to help run this vital, unique service.

ISPCC support workers and volunteer mentors also work with over 1,500 individual children and families nationwide each year through our suite of ISPCC support services  Our support workers encounter many issues such as emotional and behavioural problems, anxiety, grief, risk of drug and alcohol abuse and early school leaving.

The ISPCC is a child centred organisation providing a range of independent and unique services which are preventative and empowering in nature.

Our Targets:

    Inclusion – to include children in society
    Support – giving children the support they need to work through emotional problems
    Protection - preventing cruelty to children
    Consultation & Participation - seeing children as equals and letting them have a say
    Citizenship - valuing children’s rights as citizens

Our Funding:
The ISPCC receives less that 10% of funding from the Government and so has to fundraise 90% of its annual income; relying on the generosity of the general public, companies and schools. In 2011, we need to raise over €4.5 million to maintain our services and continue to be there, 24 hours a day, for children and young people in Ireland.

Our Services:
ChildFocus & TeenFocus: Therapeutic interventions for children and young people who are experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties.

Youth Mentoring: A mentor volunteer is matched with a young person to support them.

Childline / Childline Online / TeenTxt: A FREE service for children and young people to access to talk about what's going on for them and what they would like to see happen.

Missing children’s Hotline for support regarding a missing child 116 000 (24 hour service)

39. Jigsaw View More Details on Jigsaw Visit the Jigsaw Website Email Jigsaw
Address: Contact Details:

Fairgreen Road
Galway City
(across from the new Coach Station)

Telephone: Text: 087 772 52 32
Phone: 091 549252
Email: galway@jigsaw.ie
Website: www.jigsaw.ie/galway

Jigsaw Galway is a free and confidential support service for young people aged 15 – 25, living in Galway city and county.  We focus on a positive mindset and guide young people in dealing with life’s ups and downs.

We have a range of professionals available to find out what a young person needs; we provide non-judgemental listening, emotional support, guided self-help and supported access to other services.

Young people can get in touch with the service by text, email, phone or online.

We believe that whatever support you need, you should be able to get it when you need it and in a place where you feel safe, respected and comfortable.

We also provide information, advice and guidance to others (such as parents, relatives, teachers, youth workers) on how they can best support a young person who they are concerned or worried about, or how they can suggest Jigsaw to that person.

We also work with other professionals throughout the county.  Our aim is to build the ability of the local community to respond to the mental health needs of young people – so that they have better use of the supports in their local town / area. 

We want to work towards a community that is supportive of young people’s mental health and well being.  Presentations and talks in schools, workplaces and community groups aim to create a discussion on mental health and raise awareness of the support that Jigsaw Galway and other people can offer. 

40. Jim FitzGibbon Counselling & Psychotherapy View More Details on Jim FitzGibbon Counselling & Psychotherapy Email Jim FitzGibbon Counselling & Psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:

2 Garden Vale, Athlone

Contact: Jim FitzGibbon
Telephone: 0877555680
Email: jimfitzgibbon@hotmail.com


Counselling and psychotherapy are talking therapies to help with life's difficulties. This is what I do.

I have the greatest respect for anyone coming into a therapeutic relationship for healing from suffering from their life's difficulties. I deeply respect that for every person the journey through life's relationships is unique as is the emotional impact on everyone unique. 

I find it's very common that when suffering is shared by talking, energetic change happens internally and beauty emerges i.e. actual feelings of relief replace the suffering. What's often the case is needing someone to tell who will really listen. This is what I continually train every day to do.

It's my experience of life that lives change when you find support in the environment of Nature including human contact. I hope you meet the right peson, at the right time, with the right skill and experience to share. I have some that may be useful to you and I am interested in working with you to help you get the change you want.

I am a gestalt psychotherapist. I am a re-accredited member and supervisor in IAHIP a national professional association for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. I'm also a member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy.

Many people find it very useful, a relief, to simply find a safe place where they can share the difficulties in their lives' with someone. The feeling of finding a confidential place and a skilled person with which to explore telling your story is a cornerstone of the service. A different perspective from a someoen not connected in any way with you except in the counselling room is a special safety in relationship that I hold as sacred. This relationship is the container for whatever suffering you have been experiencing and want to change.

In the warm suppport of this relationship, focussing all the time on your relief from suffering and how or what YOU want to change in yourself, we'll explore ways to get your needs met in your environment, more efficiently than you are experiencing at present. To this end I will help you increase your present awareness of your existence and arising out of your new awarenesses I'll give you support to make choices.

I have almost twenty years experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. In 2007 I graduated as a gestalt psychotherapist with my diploma from the Irish Gestalt Centre in Carlow. Since then I continue to delve into learning more ways to recover from life's difficulties.

In 2017, an experienced psychtherapist, I was successful in meeting the rigorous standards of IAHIP to became a psychotherapy supervisor.

I'm within easy access if you're living in South Roscommon or East Galway. My ofice in 2 Garden Vale, Athlone is situated conventiently so close to the railway and bus stations.

I see clients for individual or couples counselling psychotherapy.

If you think you are suffering from mental health difficulties depression, bereavement, stress, anxiety, from the effects of trauma or relationship difficulties, I am here to help you if I can.

For an appointment please telephone me, preferably during daylight hours but try phoning for appointment anytime. I'm available in Athlone any day from 9am or evening up to 9pm except tuesdays.

For information, please telephone me during office hours. Of course you can email me anytime. If I can't answer you immediately I will respond honestly to your request as soon as I can.

My best I can be for you




People to Contact

Jim FitzGibbon

41. Joe Murphy Counselling & Psychotherapy View More Details on Joe Murphy Counselling & Psychotherapy Visit the Joe Murphy Counselling & Psychotherapy  Website Email Joe Murphy Counselling & Psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:
Co. Galway.
Contact: Joe Murphy
Telephone: 086 3858536
Email: joe@joemurphy.ie
Website: www.joemurphy.ie

As a counsellor and psychotherapist I use a person-centred approach seeking to develop a trusting, honest relationship with the client. I put emphasis on listening and accepting people for whom they are. My personal style is warm and compassionate.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including the following;

Depression                       Anxiety                            Grief                  Sexuality and Identity          Bullying

Relationship problems      Trauma                           Illness and Disability                                      Self harm and suicide

Sexual Abuse                   Mental health                  Loneliness                                                     Self Esteem

Over the past 25 years I have worked in guidance and training roles in the private sector, with youth, in disability services and community organisations. I have gained broad experience of helping people to address difficult issues and I believe that I can help people to achieve their potential and to live fulfilling lives.

As a counsellor and psychotherapist I use a person centred style but also embrace styles such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Reality Therapy, all of which are designed to support the client.

The main benefits which  my clients have toltd me that they got from counselling are;

- Live with greater ease and peace of mind
- Address problems which cause stress and anxiety
- Increased reslience
- Helps to see new opportunities and choices for growth.
- Better relationships.

People to Contact

Joe Murphy
086 3858536

42. Lisa-Anne Campbell Counselling and Psychotherapy View More Details on Lisa-Anne Campbell Counselling and Psychotherapy Email Lisa-Anne Campbell Counselling and Psychotherapy
Address: Contact Details:
Willow Cottage
Co Roscommon
Telephone: 09496 40801
087 1031521
Email: lisaannecampbell@eircom.net

Lisa-Anne Campbell offers a counselling and psychotherapy service in Ballinlough on the Roscommon / Mayo / Galway border.  She is expereinced in working with clients who wish to explore and acknowledge thoughts and feelings that are troubling them, and who wish to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and increased awarness and insight leading to a better understanding of themselves and their relationships.

Lisa-Anne has worked with wide variety of clients and issues including; depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loss and grief, family and relationship concerns, low self esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, post traumatic stress, sexuality, work related problems, life stage crisis and illness. 

43. Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy View More Details on Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy Visit the Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy Website Email Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy
Address: Contact Details:
Ross House,
Merchant's Road (off Eyre Square)
Contact: Mary Kilraine Hannon
Telephone: 086 8110648
Email: mary@marykilrainehannon.com
Email: mary.kilrainehannon@gmail.com
Website: www.marykilrainehannon.com

Mary Kilraine Hannon; Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play Therapy Galway           Tel: 086 8110648 

Adults: Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling can a provide safe supportive place to find new ways to address a crisis in work or a relationship. Psychotherapy works on long standing problems often rooted in difficult traumatic early life experiences which when spoken about in detail can enable you to make better choices in relationships and life in general.

Counselling, sometimes called “talk therapy,” is a conversation or a series of conversations between the counsellor and client.  Counselling usually focuses on a particular problem and in taking steps decided by the client to address this problem.  The problem is often discussed in the present tense without too much attention to past experiences. You do not have to be in crisis to benefit from counselling or psychotherapy – however, it can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives.

Psychotherapy, like counselling, is based on a healing relationship between the therapist and client. Psychotherapy takes place over a series of meetings between the therapist and client over a longer timespan  than counselling. It enables you to deal with deeper, more long-term issues that may have their roots in your past, (e.g. traumatic issues from childhood) which are affecting our present life.


Adolescents: Counselling

Adolescence is a complex developmental stage, starting around twelve years of age. It is distinct from childhood and yet is not adulthood. Adolescent therapy helps teenagers and their families to negotiate the difficulties that can sometimes emerge at this time.  These include challenges in relationships at home, school, moving to third level education, bullying, sexuality, eating disorders, withdrawal, depression, anxiety, aggression, suicidal thoughts, family changes and bereavement.  Counselling can help the adolescent understand and make sense of their feelings/behaviour and who they are and want to be. It can also be the place where they learn about relating with a safe and caring adult.

I provide confidential one to one counselling and psychotherapy. I offer teenagers a safe, non- judgemental space  to explore the issues and challenges that they are meeting their daily lives.

It is important that adolescents feel secure to talk in a confidential place.  As such parents will be asked to allow their child the freedom to attend their sessions on their own.

I am interest in working with this age group as I believe that many of the problems faced by adults later in life could be helped with counselling and psychotherapy earlier in life.


Children: Play Therapy

Play Therapy refers to a variety of techniques and methods used to help children  who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour.  Playing, drawing, building, using sand and pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems for children and adolescents.

Play Therapy helps children understand confused feelings and upsetting events. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, as adult therapy usually expects, children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace. Play Therapy helps children work through emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and helps address family problems. It uses the medium of play, rather than talk, to help the child learn to express themselves, explore and make sense of the world in which they live and resolve any difficult or painful experiences.

Play therapy may involve an individual child, a family, or multiple families or a group of children. In children and adolescents, playing, drawing, building, using sand and pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems.


People to Contact

Mary Kilraine Hannon
086 8110648

44. Mental Health Ireland View More Details on Mental Health Ireland Visit the Mental Health Ireland Website Email Mental Health Ireland
Address: Contact Details:

1-4 Adelaide Road,
Co. Dublin

Galway Development Officer,
Nicola Morley-Kilmartin
Jigsaw Galway
Fairgreen Road
Galway City


Contact: Nicola Morley - Area Development Officer – Galway City & County
Telephone: 01 284 1166 Galway
Email: info@mentalhealthireland.ie
Website: www.mentalhealthireland.ie/

Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental Health Association of Ireland. MHI’s aim is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities in Ireland. We have a network of 92 Mental Health Associations throughout the country, all led by volunteers. Our Mental Health Associations fundraise to organise outings and events for those struggling with mental health in their communities.

The organisation’s core staff includes a CEO and support staff who operate at a national level and a team of Area Development Officers in regional areas of the country.

Our Area Development Officers support the Mental Health Associations and deliver awareness-raising initiatives and targeted education and training programmes on mental health issues in a variety of settings in local communities.

Our Mission

Mental Health Ireland promotes positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities, and through our network of Mental Health Associations, we support people who experience mental health difficulties on their journey of recovery.

Our Vision

MHI’s vision is for an Ireland where mental health is valued as being an essential part of personal wellbeing and the health of the nation. MHI will lead the way in informing Irish society’s understanding of mental health and fostering a culture where people with mental health difficulties are respected and supported.

Our Values & Beliefs

We believe that everyone is entitled to inclusion in society and opportunity for personal fulfilment;
We believe in the right of everyone to be treated with dignity, respect and equality;
We believe in the right of those experiencing mental health difficulties to be supported in their recovery;
We are committed to transparency in our work and compliance with the highest ethical standards.

People to Contact

Nicola Morley - Area Development Officer – Galway City & County
086 3837607

Teresa Keane - Area Development Officer – Mayo and Roscommon
087 1679549

45. mikewardcounselling.ie View More Details on mikewardcounselling.ie Visit the mikewardcounselling.ie Website Email mikewardcounselling.ie
Address: Contact Details:
Charter House,
Liosban Industrial Estate,
Telephone: 087-2678610
Email: mike@mikewardcounselling.ie
Email: mikeward4691@gmail.com
Website: mikewardcounselling.ie

I provide a compassionate and a confidential counselling/ psychotherapy service for those that are affected by mental health issues.
These issues may include stress, anxiety, anger, relationship problems, isolation, grief, suicidal thoughts or feelings of emptiness. 

46. New Choices View More Details on New Choices Visit the New Choices Website Email New Choices
Address: Contact Details:
Neale Park,
The Neale,
Co. Mayo
Contact: Valerie Farragher
Telephone: 0949546107
Email: valfarragher@ymail.com
Website: homedetoxireland.com

We provide help for anyone who is having problems in their lives because they are drinking alcohol heavily or dependently. The treatment is done in your own home.This may also include an Alcohol Detox and this is done, again in your own home, by a registered, qualified nurse. Our treatment is called Integrated Treatment or Dual Diagnosis Care. Dual Diagnosis are the words you may hear when someone is talking about a person that has a mental health difficulty, like anxiety, stress or depression and along with that they also have an alcohol or drug problem. This means that the person is treated for their mental health condition along with their addiction or alcohol abuse problem. If both problems are diagnosed then both must be treated or neither will get better. 

People to Contact

Valerie Farragher

47. Oughterard Youth Cafe View More Details on Oughterard Youth Cafe Email Oughterard Youth Cafe
Address: Contact Details:
Unit 6, Camp Street, Oughterard
Contact: Barry Dillon
Telephone: 087 676 8774
091 557 633
Email: Barrydclann@gmail.com
Email: clannres@gmail.com
Email: clannres@eircom.com

The Oughterard Youth cafe is a youth service providing supports and services for all young people between the age of 10-26yrs of age. The cafe runs a drop in service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday where young people can socialise, play pool, surf the web or play games in an alcohol and drug free, socially inclusive, safe environment. There are many other youth groups and activites that take place from the cafe, they include a girls group, a youth club, art, drama, music and film classes. There is also lots of information and advice available relating to youth issues and challenges. Drop in and find out what else is happening!!

People to Contact

Barry Dillon
087 6768774

48. Philipppa McGuinness Counselling View More Details on Philipppa McGuinness Counselling Visit the Philipppa McGuinness Counselling Website Email Philipppa McGuinness Counselling
Address: Contact Details:

Athenry Primary Care Centre



Co. Galway

Telephone: 086 6076923
Email: info@philippamcguinness.ie
Website: www.philippamcguinness.ie

Philippa is a fully accredited member of IACP and BACP. She has an Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a professional certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Philippa works in a holistic way focusing on each client as an individual with unique counselling needs.
For further information please refer to her website:


49. Pieta House West View More Details on Pieta House West Visit the Pieta House West  Website Email Pieta House West
Address: Contact Details:
Bishop St
Telephone: 093 25586
Email: mary@pieta.ie
Website: www.pieta.ie

Pieta House is Ireland's first community based centre for the intervention and prevention of self-harm or suicide. Founded in 2006 by Joan Freeman, a qualified psychologist, Pieta House provides one to one therapeutic support completely free of charge. Our primary aim is to provide a barrier free service to those experiencing suicidal thoughts or engaging in self-harm who felt they had nowhere to turn.

Our mission is threefold:

1) To reduce the number of deaths by suicide
2) To reduce the number of people engaging in self-harming behaviours
3) To break down the stigma associated with suicide and self-harm

Over 8 years later and with more than 14,000 people having passed through our doors across nine centres nationwide we are getting closer to our vision of making this unique service available to everyone accross ireland within a 100km radius.

Pieta House West is located on Bishop Street in Tuam where a team of therapists provide face to face counselling to individuals as well as family support. Clients can self refer into the service in confidence by contacting 093 25586, meaning a GP or psychiatric referral is not required.

The opening hours of the centre are as follows:

Monday - 9am to 5pm
Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
Wednesday - 9am to 8pm
Thursday - 9am to 5pm
Friday - 9am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 2pm

50. Play Therapy Galway View More Details on Play Therapy Galway Visit the Play Therapy Galway Website Email Play Therapy Galway
Address: Contact Details:
54 Castan
Contact: Linsey McNelis
Telephone: 085 7467900
Email: info@playtherapygalway.com
Website: www.playtherapygalway.com

Play Therapy Galway is a Child Therapy and Parental Support Service offering:

• Play Therapy sessions for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, ages 3-18.
• therapeutic groups
• parental support for parents and Filial Play Coaching
• Baby Bonding classes for parents and infants, 0-3.
• Workshops promoting Play as an essential part of our lives both as children and as adults.

People to Contact

Linsey McNelis
085 7467900

51. Public Health Nurse Service (Tuam and outlying areas) View More Details on Public Health Nurse Service (Tuam and outlying areas)
Address: Contact Details:
Health Centre,
Co.  Galway
Telephone: 093 26800

• Provision of Ante-natal and Post-natal care for mothers
• Screening from newborn to pre-school age or 5yrs
• Referrals to multi disciplinary agencies where required, re: speech & language, psychology
• Clinical nursing and care of elderly from 65yrs and referral to appropriate services
• Clinical nursing and service to under 65yrs 

For all ages and genders.
MEET/OPENING TIMES:  9am – 5pm Mon-Fri

Vera Concannon   Ext: 225
Tracey Conway   Ext: 216
Kathleen Conneally   Ext: 215
Ann Kennedy/Helena Woulfe  Ext: 217
Mary Heffernan   Ext:   
Breege McHugh   Ext: 217
Trish Stevens    Ext: 220
Barbara Kavanagh   Ext: 215
Catherine Farrell (Schools PHN) Ext: 221

52. Samaritans View More Details on Samaritans Visit the Samaritans Website Email Samaritans
Address: Contact Details:
Samaritans of Galway
12 Dock Street
Telephone: 116123 Freephone
091 561222
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org

You can talk to Samaritans at any time of the day or night.

Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.

Samaritans doesn’t offer advice, but by encouraging people who contact us to talk about their feelings we are able to help them explore all the options they have. Samaritans believes that given the time and space to work problems or difficulties through in confidence, people can find an inner strength and perspective which lets them find their own way forward.

Common reasons to call Samaritans are:

    Relationship and family problems
    Loss, including loss of a job, a friend or a family member through bereavement
    Financial worries
    Job-related stress or overwork
    College or study related stress
    Body image issues

Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. Alternatively, you can often drop in to a branch to have a face to face meeting. In Galway City the usual hours to receive callers at the door are 9am - 8pm

53. Shine View More Details on Shine Visit the Shine Website Email Shine
Address: Contact Details:
Terryland House
31 Terryland Retail Park
Headford Rd
Contact: Christina Burke
Telephone: 086 8525157
Email: west@shine.ie
Website: www.shine.ie

What we do

We aim to empower people with mental ill health and their families through support, information and education. We also advocate for social change, promoting and defending the right of all those affected by mental ill health to equal rights and quality services.

Our core beliefs

All of the work we do is based on the following principles:

  • People with mental ill health should at all times be accorded equal rights, entitlements and opportunities available to any other member of society, and should be empowered to participate in the life of the community;
  • Family members, the majority of whom are the primary providers of mental healthcare in the community should be accorded full recognition and support by the institutions of the State, and be empowered to address their own needs;
  • A history of mental ill health should not be a cause for discrimination in any form, nor should it inhibit the individual’s right of equal access to training, education and employment/opportunities;
  • We should foster a partnership approach with other like-minded organisations.

Our vision

Our main organisational objectives are:
  1. To promote the development of parallel self-help groups for people with mental ill health and their family members and carers
  2. To empower people with mental ill health and their family members through support, information and education.
  3. To promote and defend the right of all those affected by mental ill health to person centred and appropriate services, which support recovery.
  4. To engage in public awareness activities aimed at challenging stigma and discrimination and promoting the rights and needs of all those affected by mental ill health.
  5. To influence positive policy changes in the provision of mental healthcare services.

People to Contact

Christina Burke
086 852 5157

54. Siobhan Rock Counselling View More Details on Siobhan Rock Counselling Email Siobhan Rock Counselling
Address: Contact Details:
Co. Galway
Contact: Siobhan Rock
Telephone: 087 2647839
Email: siobhanrock@eircom.net

This service offers counselling and psychotherapy to both individuals and couples.
This is a confidential, non-judgemental service where people who are experiencing
difficulties in their own lives, or in their relationships can come and work through their issues.

People to Contact

Siobhan Rock
087 2647839

55. Soul Focus Therapy Galway View More Details on Soul Focus Therapy Galway Visit the Soul Focus Therapy Galway Website
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Jenni
Telephone: 087 432 9466
Website: www.soulfocustherapy.com

I offer both long and short term talking therapy, lasting between 6 weeks and ongoing as long as you feel comfortable and the therapy is beneficial to you. I also offer counseling for couples. Each session lasts for 50 minutes. We can discuss the likely duration for the therapy in your first session, but many clients prefer to leave it open rather than working to time limits. 
As a therapist trained in both Transpersonal and Integrative techniques, I tailor my approach largely to you as an individual as well as to the stage in the therapeutic process that you are at. In addition to therapeutic discussion on the issue you present, we may work with the creative imagination which can be very powerful, should you be open, ready and willing to do this kind of exercise. For example, we may use dreams, music, sand trays, visualisations, imagery and more in order to guide you to an exploration of your own inner knowing.
I work with issues such as (but not limited to) the following:
Abuse (emotional, sexual, physical, verbal)
Career / life direction
Eating disorders
Low self esteem
Personality Disorders i.e., Borderline personality
PTSD and trauma
Relationship difficulties
Spiritual direction
Sexual problems

I am experienced in working with clients from all over the world, including refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers, and speaking a variety of languages in the therapy. 

Persian (Farsi) 

People to Contact

087 432 9466

56. State of Mind Psychotherapy (Elva Glynn) View More Details on State of Mind Psychotherapy (Elva Glynn) Visit the State of Mind Psychotherapy (Elva Glynn) Website Email State of Mind Psychotherapy (Elva Glynn)
Address: Contact Details:
1st Floor Ross House,
Mechants Road,
Contact: Elva Glynn
Telephone: 087 7778954
Email: info@stateofmindpsychotherapy.com
Website: www.stateofmindpsychotherapy.c...

State of Mind offers a Professional and Confidential Counselling and Psychotherapy service in the Galway, Mayo and Roscommon regions.

There are times in our lives when we may encounter difficulties and stresses. We may feel stuck and unable to move forward. If you would like help I can support you in the process.

State of Mind offers a professional and confidential one to one counselling and psychotherapy service to adults. I provide a neutral objective space to talk about what you feel is causing difficulty at this time. You will be respected, truly heard and listened to without judgement. We will work collaboratively on what you may need at the moment. Together we will create a space in which you can become aware of what may be preventing you from living your life to its fullest. Everyone has different needs at certain points in their lives. Come and safely explore your options in a secure and safe surrounding.

People may come to therapy if they are affected by:



Suicidal thoughts

Self Harm




Not having a meaning in Life

Extreme mood changes

Eating Problems

Low self esteem



Family or Relationship Issues

Work Related Issues

I have had clients that have come to therapy with a sense of unease and uncertainty about why they are feeling this way. There are times when we don’t know what is happening but we feel stuck or unsure about where we are in life. I can help you explore what is happening for you in this time and would hope that we could come to an awareness and clarity about what you want for your life.

Elva Glynn Bsc (hons), Dip, Pre Accredited Member of IACP

I am a fully trained professional Psychotherapist working on a one to one weekly basis with people in the Galway City and County area. I am a pre accredited member of IACP and work within their code of ethics. I work from a Humanistic Integrative framework. Working in this way results in an integration of your personality and needs. This is an exploration of the human experience and as a client you will  become aware of what is holding you back and you can begin to live your life to its true potential. I will encourage your capacity and will foster a movement towards self-healing.

People to Contact

Elva Glynn
087 7778954

57. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland View More Details on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Visit the The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Website Email The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Contact: Alzheimer National Helpline
Telephone: 1800 341 341
Email: helpline@alzheimer.ie
Website: www.alzheimer.ie

The Alzheimer Society of work work with people with dementia and their families. Our services include home care, day centres, support groups and dementia advisor and information services.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland have services in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.


In Galway we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care, Home Care, Carer Support Groups, Dementia Adviser Service, Alzheimer Cafe and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.
Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.

In Mayo we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care.

Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.


In Roscommon we currently have the following services and supports; Day Care and Community Dementia Support Nurse.

Please visit our website on www.alzheimer.ie or contact our confidential helpline on 1800 341 341 or by e-mail on helpline@alzheimer.ie for further information or support in addition to contact details of our services.

People to Contact

Alzheimer National Helpline
1800 341 341

58. The WellBeing Centre View More Details on The WellBeing Centre Visit the The WellBeing Centre Website Email The WellBeing Centre
Address: Contact Details:
Cloonboo House,
Contact: Dervil
Telephone: 0862605432
Email: derviloreilly@thewellbeingcentregalway.com
Email: williamoreilly@thewellbeingcentregalway.com
Website: www.thewellbeingcentregalway.c...

The WellBeing Centre, offers Acupuncture, a wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments
Psychotherapy and Systemic Family Therapy  by qualified and insured practitioners.
Our goal as therapists is to help improve our clients' quality of life and sense of well being.

*Acupuncture is covered by private health insurance.
*Depending on your policy, up to 10 psychotherapy sessions can covered by your insurance either personal or through some employers.
Please note we do not arrange this on your behalf. 

People to Contact


59. Tuam & District Mental Health Association View More Details on Tuam & District Mental Health Association Email Tuam & District Mental Health Association
Address: Contact Details:
Community Building,
Bishop St.,
Co. Galway
Contact: John Feely
Telephone: 093 24371
Email: tuammha@mentalhealthireland.ie

We Provide Social housing to people in  long term residential care

We promote positive mental health in our Community

We actively support persons with mental health issues, their families and carers by identifying their rights and entitlements.

Through our drop in Information Office we provide information, support, programmes, and services to members of our community who for one reason or another suffer from mental health issues.

We are the main sponsers of our local Community Employment Scheme( C.E.).

Opening hours : Mon-Fro  9-1 & 2-5

People to Contact

John Feely

60. Tusla Social Work Service - Tuam View More Details on Tusla Social Work Service - Tuam Visit the Tusla Social Work Service - Tuam Website
Address: Contact Details:
Tuam Family Centre
Dublin Road
Co Galway
Telephone: 093 37264
Website: www.tusla.ie/services/child-pr...

The Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland.

Under the Child and Family Act, 2013 the Child and Family Agency is charged with:

  • supporting and promoting the development, welfare and protection of children, and the effective functioning of families;
  • offering care and protection for children in circumstances where their parents have not been able to, or are unlikely to, provide the care that a child needs. In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Agency is required to maintain and develop the services needed in order to deliver these supports to children and families, and provide certain services for the psychological welfare of children and their families;
  • responsibility for ensuring that every child in the State attends school or otherwise receives an education, and for providing education welfare services to support and monitor children’s attendance, participation and retention in education;
  • ensuring that the best interests of the child guides all decisions affecting individual children;
  • consulting children and families so that they help to shape the agency’s policies and services;
  • strengthening interagency co-operation to ensure seamless services responsive to needs;
  • undertaking research relating to its functions, and providing information and advice to the Minister regarding those functions; and
  • commissioning services relating to the provision of child and family services

Address: Contact Details:
No. 9 Kilkerrin Park
Liosbaun Industrial Estate
Tuam Road
Galway City
Telephone: 0871302338
Email: ccjacque@gmail.com

I am a Child/Adolescent Play Therapist and I am based in Liosbaun Industrial Estate, play therapy can help children or adolescence who are finding life difficult, or have been through trauma, parental separation, been recently diagnosed or has trouble making friends or communicating.  Play Therapy involves  50 minute weekly sessions with therapist and child in a room full of toys.  The sessions are majority non-directive and the therapist follows the childs lead in all aspects of the session.  

If you have any queries or would like more information on this type of therapy please feel free to contact me, after 7 is usually best.



62. Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland View More Details on Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Visit the Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Website Email Work4You - Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
Address: Contact Details:
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
Upper Chapel Street
Co., Mayo
Contact: Mairead Bradley
Telephone: 0949026630
012804164 ext 301
Email: work4you@abiireland.ie
Email: mbradley@abiireland.ie
Website: www.abiireland.ie

Work4You is a vocational assessment service for people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI) and who want to return to work, training or education. Work4You also provides essential ABI information and education for employers, tutors and trainers who are supporting people affected by an ABI. ABI Ireland has three Work4You teams located in the Border, Midlands and West Region. Each team includes an Occupational Therapist and two Vocational Facilitators who will carry out one-to-one assessments as well as providing on-going vocational guidance and support. Every Work4You participant will be supported to develop a Personal Progression Plan (PPP) which will enable them to set, and achieve goals relating to education, training and employment. The west team covers the counties Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

A full Work4You assessment is carried out by an Occupational Therapist, highlighting each Work4You participants work skills, knowledge and experience. The Work4You team use Valpar assessment tools while also taking a holistic look at the participants’ life. Focusing on the individuals functional and work capacity, identifying transferrable skills.
Work4You will:
- Give the individual a chance to get involved in tasks which they may find more challenging, such as identify areas of work they find difficult or impossible to do
- Provide assistance in setting vocational goals; which include outlining potential work, training and education options
- Ensure that those with an ABI receive feedback, recommendations and strategies with which they can build on their vocational strength
- Develop a sustainable working environment for both the employee, employer, student, tutor and trainer. 

Work4You referrals can be made by the person with an ABI, a family member, or employer as well as healthcare and allied professionals. Work4You participants must meet the following criteria:
- Have sustained an ABI
- Live in counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth, Cavan, Monaghan or Laois
- 16-65 years
- Receive a Department of Social Protection payment
- Be approved by the Department of Social Protection to participate in Work4You

ABI Ireland will coordinate an eligibility check on behalf of the Department of Social Protection. Once approval has been received the Work4You team will begin to work with the individual to ensure an effective Personal Progression Plan is put in place to help them return to work, training or education. In the event of someone not being eligible for this programme, the team will link them in with appropriate community support services.

Work4You is funded by the Department of Social Protection and the European Social Fund under the Disability Activation Project (DACT). The programme ‘Work4You’ is the first community based neuro-assessment service of its kind in Ireland.

The Work4You hub for the West and North-West Region is located at Upper Chapel Street, Castlebar. For more information about Work4You contact 094 9026 630 or see www.abiireland.ie 

People to Contact

Mairead Bradley

Zoe Barnett

Rosaleen Gaffney