Addiction Counselling

Addiction Counselling WicklowOur service works with adults in recovery from addiction and also with families and friends who have been affected by addiction. Counselling can be extremely beneficial following issues with addiction. It can allow space and time to process thoughts, feelings and emotions that may have previously been avoided or unattended to.

Counsellors will have experience working in this area and will approach the work in a compassionate and non-judgemental way. Family and friends who have been affected by addiction may need some confidential space to speak openly and honestly about their experience, with someone outside of their immediate support group.

Those attending counselling with issues related to addiction may come to discuss:

  • Dealing with past experiences
  • Expressing unresolved feelings and emotions
  • Relational difficulties following addiction
  • Challenges in rebuilding friendships and relationships
  • Learning helpful ways of coping with issues in the present


What a counsellor can offer:

  • A safe and confidential space to explore issues
  • A compassionate environment to work though and resolve emotional issues that have been causing distress or discontentment with life
  • Help you to better understand yourself and those around you

What a counsellor will not do:

  • Offer advice or tell you what to do
  • Offer help with practical problems such as financial or housing
  • Offer medical advice
  • Talk about themselves during your sessions
  • Meet or contact you outside of sessions times


Adults who can access our services will identify with one or more of the below:

  • In receipt of social welfare benefits (illness, disability, jobseekers allowance etc.)
  • A low household income
  • Unemployment
  • In receipt of a medical card
  • Unable to afford private services