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:
- Physical Problems
- Domestic Violence
- Work Issues
- Self Harm
- 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.
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 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