To speak to a Counsellor call: FREEPHONE 1800 477 477 - UK and Northern Ireland: 00800 477 477 77

Professional Telephone Counselling and Support

An anonymous professional telephone counselling service for survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse


You Can Contact Connect by Calling:

IRELAND                                        1 800 477 477

U.K. & NORTHERN IRELAND     00 800 477 477 77

Connect Counselling is a  freephone professional and anonymous telephone counselling service for adult survivors of sexual, physical or emotional abuse.

Our freephone telephone lines are open from Wednesday to Sunday from 5-9pm.

Connect Counselling

Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. You can talk in confidence with a trained counsellor who can listen or help with questions you have.

Phone Counselling

Connect is an additional service to the HSE’s National Counselling Service which provides free face to face counselling for people who have suffered abuse, trauma or neglect in their childhood. Connect provides counselling services by telephone which may suit some people better.

The service was established after it became apparent some years ago that there had been widespread childhood abuse and neglect in Ireland.

To speak to a counsellor call freephone

  • Republic of Ireland: 1800 477 477
  • UK and Northern Ireland: 00800 477 477 77
  • Outside RoI and UK: 00353 (0) 1 865 7495 (Int. call rates apply)

Support calls

This may suit you if you want to talk about your experience. It normally involves shorter phone calls over a number of weeks until you feel more able to cope with everyday life. After a few calls you may start to feel much better.

Counselling calls

May suit you if your experience is affecting your present life and you want help to change this. This is more in-depth and involves scheduled therapy sessions for a number of months. After some time you may begin to understand more about the difficulties you are experiencing and become more able to take control of your life. 

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Our Approach

The counselling team are professional, fully qualified, experienced counsellors and psychotherapists. The service aims to provide an immediate response to calls. The service is confidential and free to callers. Callers phone numbers are blocked to ensure anonymity.

 Should you have any questions about this service, please phone 01 8657400 during office hours Wednesdays and Thursday or email

Contact Us

For emergencies call 999 or visit your nearest hospital

FREEPHONE 1800 477 477

UK and NI: 00800 477 477 77