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What We Do

Counselling & Psychotherapy

“Sharing a burdened heart with another, frees us from its weight long enough to focus on a solution” (Liane Cordes)

About this service

The aim of our service is to provide a professional, accessible and timely service to Adults and Adolescents (14 years and over) in Limerick City and County when they are in need of support.

The range of issues presenting to the counselling service include:

Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Physical Problems
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Abuse
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Conflict
  • Unemployment
  • Sexuality
  • Work Issues
  • Suicide
  • Self Harm
  • Bereavement
  • Living/Welfare
  • Food Related

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Service is offered mainly in the LSSC centre at Upper Henry Street, Limerick city, and also in Newcastle West and Kilmallock.

All our counsellors and psychotherapists are professionally qualified and high experienced practitioners who participate in ongoing professional development.

There are 3 referral pathways to access the Counselling and Psychotherapy Service at LSSC:

1. Referrals through Tusla Child and Family Agency.

2. Referrals from HSE Network 8 Area.

We provide counselling and psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents referred to the service by the Tusla Child and Family Agency. We also provide services to adults residing in the HSE Network 8 Area. Clients referred through these pathways are requested to provide a small donation, in order to contribute to the overall running of Counselling and Psychotherapy Service at LSSC. This donation will be agreed at the initial assessment appointment. For those accessing the service through either of these referral pathways, no donation will be sought where there is a genuine financial difficulty.

3. Self-Referrals

For those who wish to access the service, but are not eligible under the referral pathways above, a self-referral option is available. Those accessing the service under this pathway will be charged a fee on a sliding scale of between €40 - €50, in order to fund the cost of their sessions. Non-attendance for a scheduled appointment or a same day cancellation will result in a full fee being requested as there is a cost incurred by the service to provide the appointment.

How to make an appointment

You are welcome to contact us directly by:

Phone: 061 314111  (Open from 9.00am - 5.00pm)

Or by Email: ger.odonovan@lssc.ie    or     counselling@lssc.ie

OR Complete the LSSC Counselling Referral form (download here) to submit a self-referral or a third party referral and referral will be acknowledged by post, email or phone.

Please note that the LSSC Counselling and Psychotherapy service is not a 24 hour or emergency service. Our phone and email services are not accessed outside of office hours. Please see below a list of useful support numbers and services

Support Services and Contacts

GP out of hours service                      Limerick Doc  087 7551570

Suicide Intervention Response           Limerick          085 1777631 (5pm -6am crisis calls only)

24/7 Emergency services                   999 or 112

24/7 Free call Samaritans                  116 123                       Text 087 2609090

24/7 Free call Pieta House                 1800 247 247              Text ‘HELP’ to 51444

Aware Free support line:                    1800 302 302 (10am-10pm)

Suicide or Survive Helpline:                1890 577 577

Websites:

Yourmentalhealth.ie

Limerickmentalhealth.ie

Mentalhealthireland.ie