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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, low cost, easily accessible, effective 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 service is available to individuals who want to make a self-referral.

Adults and Adolescents can also be referred to the service by Tusla Child And Family Agency, HSE Services and GP’s.

All our counsellors and psychotherapists are highly trained and professional practitioners who participate in ongoing and continuous professional development.

The counselling service is offered mainly in the LSSC centre at Upper Henry Street, Limerick city with additional outreach resources and counselling in Newcastlewest, Rathkeale and Kilmallock.

To continue to provide a reputable, professional and quality service for those in our Communities who need us most we have the following FEE STRUCTURE:

Initial Appointment:               Fee €10

Ongoing Counselling:

Full Medical Card:                    Fee €10                                

GP Card:                                   Fee €15

All other Clients:                       Fee €20

No attendance for a scheduled appointment or a same day cancellation:

Half fee will be requested.

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