• Details

  • Organisation Name
    CONNECT - Professional Telephone Counselling & Support
  • Basic description
    About us

    Connect began operating in 2006. It was named the National Counselling Helpline Service and was renamed Connect in late 2008.

    Connect is funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and has its own independent Board which includes members of existing support groups Aislinn, Right of Place and Soca UK, as well as representatives from the HSE.

    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.

    Connect Counsellors

    Connect counsellors have accredited qualifications in counselling or psychotherapy, recognised by the professional associations. They have backgrounds in Nursing, Psychology and Social Work and continue their training to follow best practice in how to work with people who have experienced a difficult childhood.

    Nature of the Service

    Connect is not intended to be a crisis service but a supportive and therapeutic service for people who would like to talk about the abuse, neglect or trauma they have suffered, or want help in dealing with the past to help take better control of their lives today.

    Connect is led by Service Director, Theresa Merrigan who is supported by Administrative Assistant, Rita Hamilton. They can both be contacted at admin@connectcounselling.ie, or by calling 01 865 7400.
  • Services we provide
    Court & Legal Support for Victims & Witnesses
    Domestic Abuse
    Emotional Abuse
    Physical Abuse
  • Clients we support
    Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT)
    Female Adults
    Male Adults
    Female Partners
    Male Partners
    Female Parents
    Male Parents
    Female Young People
    Male Young People
  • Helpline Number
    0800 477 477 77
  • Our website
  • Support email
  • Contact Information

  • Contact landline phone
    01 865 7400. (Ireland)
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Verification Information

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The National Survivors Network has been setup to provide peer support for adult survivors of childhood abuse.   Membership is open to anyone to gain an understanding of peer support.

As a member you can access:

  • Support Network of peers, professionals & supporters.
  • One on One or Group chat with peers.
  • Support groups. view groups

All the services we proved are based on peer support.   more about peer support here.