(01) 296 5025
33/34 & 87 Hillview Grove, Ballinteer, Dublin D16 P9V9

Life Skills & Counselling

‘Family, Community & You’


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) 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 (Relevant Person) 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 Understanding Self Harm
Compassion Fatigue & Burn Out ‘Real U’ Programme for Children & Young People  Compassion Fatigue & Burn Out
Introduction to Social Welfare Introduction to Social Welfare  
  Compassion Fatigue & Burn Out  

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 (Tuesday), Antoinette Copley (Wednesday), Dermot McCarthy (Thursday) and Elaine Bowles (Friday). Cost: €25-30 per session.

Hillview works with a Family Well-being & Parenting Mentor, Mary Pierce who delivers a 4/8 week course focused on parents and their emotional and mental well-being. 

Hillview provides Low Cost Play/Creative Therapy for children & young people as part our counselling support with Deirdre Whelan. Cost €30-€40 per session.

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. Call 087 116 0196 for an appointment.

’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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