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The primary care Psychology service provides services for children and adults in order to address a broad range of psychological and mental health difficulties. They accept GP or Self-Referral. They are based in Our Lady’s Clinic, Patrick’s Street, Dun Laoghaire or some other health centres in the region.
Console provide bereavement support counselling and advice services for people who have lost a relative or friend to suicide.
Up to 8 sessions of counselling are available for free for medical card holders from the HSE:
Offer a range of both short term and long term therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and groups. Therapists work from a variety of disciplines including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focused therapy. In addition to normal cost therapy, a low cost psychotherapy service is also provided where clients can see pre-accredited therapists or therapists in training.
The Family Therapy Association of Ireland FTAI is the professional organisation which represents family therapy and therapists in Ireland. The website offers contact details of all accredited family therapists nationwide.
The Institute is a privately run partnership staffed by experienced psychotherapists. It has been offering a service to adults, teenagers, couples, groups and organisations since 1983. It is located in Dun Laoghaire.
Living Life Counselling is a registered charity providing professional and affordable counselling in Bray and Arklow. They offer broad based generic counselling services. The service is available to those who are unemployed/in receipt of social welfare allowances or on low incomes.
National Counselling Service for Victims of Childhood Abuse with services based in Baggot Street Community Hospital and Dun Laoghaire.
Teen Counselling aims to provide a professional counselling service for adolescents and their families who are struggling with behavioural and emotional problems. Services are free, community based, for teenagers (12-18 years) and their parents/carers. It is located on Clonliffe Road.
The website of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy, the professional organisation which represents psychotherapists in Ireland. The Irish Council for Psychotherapy represents over 1,040 psychotherapists in Ireland, who practise in a number of different sub disciplines the website contains contact information for accredited therapists nationwide.
Professional body for registered psychologists in Ireland
Turning Point in Dun Laoghaire offers individual Counselling/Psychotherapy to address a host of different life challenges including job loss, career change, desire for more meaningful relationships, urge to deepen one’s personal journey of self-exploration and growth, depression, anxiety, bereavement, psychosomatic ailments, and general life stress. We also offer couples counselling, mediation, and employee assistance. They also offer reduced rate counselling.
Aware is a voluntary organisation which offers information and support to people who are suffering from Depression. Aware provides a loCall helpline, depression support groups which are run nationwide, a confidential email support service and online support services.
Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.
This service provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland. You can either use their website, phone, or visit an information office which are available nationwide.
Aoibhneas provide facilities, professional help and support to women and men who are suffering from violence in the home. Other services include Women's Aid, Bray Women's Refuge, AMEN and MOVE.
GROW is a voluntary mental health organisation which helps people who have experienced, or are experiencing mental health difficulties. It has over 130 groups nationwide.
The Irish Advocacy Network Ltd was set up to offer peer advocacy services throughout the island of Ireland. Peer advocates are people who have experienced mental health difficulties. Their primary purpose is to provide information, choice and support to people experiencing mental health difficulties, enabling them to take control of their lives.
Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI) is the professional organisation for dietitians in Ireland. Their website provides information on healthy eating and on how to find a dietician.
MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt. They offer support, information & advice and have centres located nationwide.
Offers support for women and men who have experienced sexual abuse and also to their family and friends.
Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Shine supports people with mental ill health and their families and friends in a number of different ways. Their information helpline 1890 621 631 is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and can provide general information, a listening ear and specific information about Shine services
Southside Local Employment Service (LES) is a community initiative of Southside Partnership DLR established to assist people who are unemployed .
We support clients of the service to secure employment or develop work-related skills by creating individual education and training plans that progress them into the workplace.
provides a range of services for volunteers, including information on volunteering opportunities, the opportunity to talk to someone on the how, why and where of volunteering and get ongoing support and advice
The site looks at some of the things that you can do to achieve and maintain good mental health; how to recognise when we need help or if someone we know needs help and what we can do to help them
Support for family members and others affected by a problem drinker.
This is an online information guide to alcohol addiction
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may help each other recover from alcohol addiction. Support groups are held daily nationwide.
Located in Baggot Street Hospital, Dublin 4. A community based alcohol treatment service which offers comprehensive assessment and intervention for those suffering from alcohol abuse. The service is free and accepts self referrals.
Cuan Mhuire is Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Rehabilitation Treatment for individuals suffering from addiction and other related issues. Its main objective is the rehabilitation of persons suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. It has residential centres in Bruree, Co. Limerick; Farnanes, Co. Cork; Athy, Co. Kildare; Coolarne, Co. Galway and Newry, Co. Down.
Providing information, support and counselling in relation to drugs, substance misuse or addiction
A self-referral service which offers a wide range of supports and intervention for people and their families who are experiencing alcohol or drug abuse problems. Services include a drop in centre, counseling, family support and holistic therapies.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project (DROP) is a community based organisation providing a range of specific addiction related services to individuals affected by their own substance misuse or affected by the substance misuse of a family member or loved one.
Offers a day programme which provides a structured rehabilitation programme for people who are committed to stabilizing their recovery from addiction. Drop also offers family support groups and a drop in service. Drop accepts self referrals.
Self help organisation for those with problem gambling which holds regular meetings nationwide.
LifeRing is a self-help group for people managing their addictions whatever they may be, including alcohol and illegal or prescription drugs.
A group of recovering addicts who have found a way to live without the use of drugs. Daily support groups run nationwide.
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (formerly The Peter Bradley Foundation)
The Irish Autism Axtion website has details of many educational and training facilities
Headway Ireland, the National Association for Acquired Brain Injury.
EVE is a programme within the HSE, whose primary ethos is to provide community-based recovery-orientated programmes for adults who experience mental health difficulties, intellectual difficulties, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Physical and Sensory disabilities. We do this through our network of Vocational, Rehabilitative and Clubhouse services in 21 locations across HSE Dublin North East and HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster regions.
DeafHear provides a range of services to over 32,500 Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families annually. It also has a wider impact on the lives of all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Ireland through advocacy and campaigning for improved health and education services, and for better access to society for all.
National Council for the Blind of Ireland, Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Tel: 01 830 7033
Solas Centre, Unit 8, Oakfield Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.