Counselling Service with Pieta House

Counselling Service with Pieta House

Are you feeling suicidal or self-harming, or have you lost someone to suicide? We’re here to help.

Working with Pieta House, we are providing a free counselling service in Dublin city centre. Our counsellor, Trisha, is friendly and welcoming, and will listen to you in a safe, non-judgemental space and work through whatever is worrying you.

To get support and sign up for your free sessions, call Pieta House in Ballyfermot on 01 620 0020 and ask to book an appointment for the LGBT+ youth counselling service or send an email to

This service is available free of charge to LGBT+ young people aged 14-23, and the sessions take place in BeLonG To on Parliament Street, Dublin 2.

What does ‘suicidal’ mean? What is self-harm?

Suicidal ideation, or suicidal thoughts, can vary from fleeting thoughts of ‘not wanting to be here’ or feeling that ‘the world/people I love would be better off without me’, to feelings of worthlessness, a preoccupation with dying, or persistent thoughts of suicide.

Self-harm is when you deliberately cause physical harm to yourself as a way to cope with difficult or pent-up emotions. It is usually done in secret, and can take lots of different forms, from cutting or burning yourself, to punching, biting, or hair-pulling. Our counsellor Trisha will be able to teach you other ways to cope with your feelings.


Who will I be chatting to?

You will be chatting to Trisha. She has lots of experience as a counsellor and will listen to whatever worries you have and help you work through them.


What happens in a session?

You can talk about anything from self-harm, to school, to coming out. Trisha may ask you a few questions like ‘how you are feeling?’ to help understand better what you are going through.


How long does a session last?

Each session lasts for 50 minutes and most people attend the service for 6-8 weeks.


Is it confidential?

Yes, whatever you say in the session will be between you and Trisha. We only need to share information or take action if you ask us to; if we believe your life or someone else’s life is in danger; or if you are being hurt by someone in a position of trust like a teacher or parent.


When do the sessions take place?

The sessions take place every Monday and Thursday between 2pm and 6pm.


Where will we meet?

The sessions take place on the top floor of the BeLonG To offices (13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2). To access the building, you buzz the door and then walk to the top floor. There is a waiting room where you can relax, have a glass of water, and read a magazine before your session. Trisha will come and get you when it is time for you to come in.


How do I book an appointment?

To make an appointment, call Pieta House Ballyfermot (01-6235606) or send an email to Let them know you would like to meet with Trisha for counselling at BeLonG To and they will find a time that works for you to come in for your first session.

How much does counselling cost?

This service is free of charge.