(01) 296 5025
33/34 Hillview Grove, Ballinteer, Dublin D16 P9V9

Life Skills & Counselling


Hillview Resource Centre will be working  in partnership with the National FRC Mental Health Promotion Project and the Health Services Executive on a number of training, awareness and development initiatives in Ballinteer in line with ‘Connecting for Life’, Ireland National Strategy to Reduce Suicide (2015-2020). Hillview will adopt the national FRC Code of Conduct as a governing good practice document.

Hillview’s awareness and prevention initiative, to be published shortly, will include SafeTalk and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) programmes. Hillview’s ASIST Practitioners: Claire (Project Manager); Katie (Development Worker); Storm (Early Years & Family Support Coordinator); Rebecca Lowbridge (Project Worker) and June (Chairperson).

Staff are trained in the following areas:


Project Manager Community Development & Family Support Worker Early Years & Family Support Coordinator
SafeTalk SafeTalk SafeTalk
Domestic & Gender Based Violence Domestic & Gender Based Violence Domestic & Gender Based Violence
Meitheal Meitheal Meitheal
Child Protection Child Protection Child Protection (DLP)
Family Support Family Support Family Support
Rainbows: Centre Director; Coordinator & Facilitator Rainbows: Deputy Coordinator & Facilitator Rainbows: Coordinator & Facilitator
Non Violent Resistance (NVR) Volunteer Management Non Violent Resistance (NVR)
Counselling Skills & Practice Drug & Alcohol Awareness Paediatric First Aid
Drug & Alcohol Awareness Befriending Service Coordination Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Understanding Self Harm Understanding Self Harm  
  ‘Real U’ Programme for Children & Young People  

Hillview offers a Low Cost Counselling service for individuals experiencing a range of life challenges e.g. bereavement; anxiety and relationships. This support is not fully funded and clients are asked to make an affordable contribution to sessions. Hillview’s counsellors are Carol O’Brien (Monday & Tuesday), Antoinette Copley (Wednesday) and Ellen Browne (Thursday AM only) and Dermot McCarthy (Thursday PM only).

In addition Hillview provide Low Cost Play/Creative Therapy for children & young people as part our counselling support with Deirdre Whelan.

Staff at Hillview have been trained to provide support to women/men who are experiencing domestic/intimate partner violence. This service is provided at another location and is strictly confidential.

’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit for young people, parents and services: The website has been created by a coalition of international experts, led by Dr Dan Reidenberg, to inform young people, parents and services working with young people who may view the Netflix series. Take a look at the attached: Expert Statement from SAVE.

Book a Counselling Appointment (in the strictest confidence): Call Claire on 087 116 0196

Safe Home Information Sheet

Domestic Violence Policy

Self Care Information Sheet

 Women’s Aid (Women)

AMEN (Men)

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