Professional Telephone Counselling and Support
An anonymous professional telephone counselling service for survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse
FREEPHONE TELEPHONE COUNSELLING SERVICE – EXTENDED HOURS
Connect counselling is extending its opening times for the next month due to the Mother and Baby Homes report.
Connect provides telephone based counselling and support to abuse survivors, and is extending its opening times until February 15th.
Connect normally opens from 6-10pm Wednesday to Sunday, but will also open earlier from 2pm on weekend days, and from 6-10pm on Monday and Tuesdays.
Covid-19: Connect Service Update
Through these extraordinary times Connect remains open.
Our service is continuing to operate normal opening hours and through the normal contact numbers.
Please keep well and keep safe.
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.
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)
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.
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: Wednesday – Sunday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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 8657495 during office hours Wednesdays and Thursday or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For emergencies call 999 or visit your nearest hospital