If something is troubling you it can be worth spending some time thinking and talking about why this may be happening. Many of us face issues at various points through our life – it’s important that we deal with them the best way we can. If you’re experiencing any of the following, or want to explore something else you’ve been thinking about, it might be worth considering accessing a counselling / therapy service:
Lack of confidence: worried about failing, never feeling good enough, feeling judged.
Depression: feeling isolated, lonely, empty, tearful, unloved, suicidal.
Destructive behaviour: harming yourself, abusive relationships, alcohol, drugs.
Bereavement: loss, anger, loneliness, sadness & depression.
Relationship difficulties: partners, sexual and emotional intimacy issues, family and friends, colleagues, commitment, jealousy, abuse.
Family issues: partners, children, parenting, separation and divorce, homesickness.
Sex and sexuality: coming out to yourself and others, exploring your beliefs and attitudes to gay sex and the “scene”, exploring your sexual identity and how it affects your lifestyle choices, your HIV status.
There is a wide range of counselling services available to gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men. Below is a list of services that are available free of charge.
Gay Men’s Health Service,
Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin 1.
*******Gay Men’s Health Service is currently closed due to COVID-19*******
Counselling services are offered at Outhouse for GMHS and are free, friendly and confidential. All individuals requesting counselling are seen first for one assessment to determine the type of involvement needed. The counselling service has been increasingly in demand, resulting in a waiting time for services.
BelongTo Youth Services,
Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
BeLonG To Youth Service and Pieta House have started a counselling service for LGBT+ young people. If you’re between 14yrs – 24yrs old, and are self-harming or thinking of suicide, they can help.
Call 01- 6235606 to book an appointment through Pieta House Ballyfermot , under 18s must have guardian consent. The appointments are every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at BeLonGTo.
70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7.
HIV Ireland offer counselling services for all population groups living with, or affected by, HIV.
Information will be available soon.
Sexual Health West (Formally AIDS West) Is A Voluntary Organisation Primarily Funded By HSE West. They offer the highest quality care and support to those affected by HIV/AIDS/STIs and to those worried about their sexual health. They also offer information and education on all aspects of sexual health. Find out more about their Sexual Health West’s Support Services.
Sexual Health Centre Cork
Sexual Health Centre Cork offer the services of a dedicated Sexual Health Advisor to members of LGBTQIA+ community. Konrad Im provides sexual health advice and support in an understanding and warm environment, on a wide range of matters such as healthy relationships, sexuality, sexual dysfunction, gender and sexual identity.
GOSHH (Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV) covers the Mid-west of Ireland and offers personal support, training and education; peer social or support groups, and counselling. GOSHH aim to provide a safe, welcoming environment for the people we work with by fostering a person-centred approach to support, information and advocacy.
GOSHH’s client base include People who are LGBTI+ or have diverse Genders and Orientations, their caregivers and families; People seeking support around their Sexual Health and wellbeing; People Living with HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses and Sex Workers. GOSHH also provides a support service to professionals who would benefit from interagency work, training, advice or support, when working with our client base.
GOSHH work with people of all ages including those under the age of 18. Their service is confidential and for the most part free of charge.
To contact GOSHH please call us on 061 314354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information will be available soon.