Frequently Asked Questions

Who can avail of AdVIC’s counselling service?
Counselling is provided free of charge to any adult, child or young person who has been bereaved by homicide.
How long are the sessions and how many will I need?

The duration of each counselling session is 1 hour. We can offer 12 sessions in total, typically you will meet your counsellor for 6 sessions, discussion how the counselling process is working for you will take place during the 6th session and if needed, you will be offered a further 6 sessions. Unfortunately, due to limited funding, it is not possible at this time to offer more than 12 sessions for each individual.

Counselling is available takes place at regular intervals, typically weekly, fortnightly or on a monthly basis.

A list of other support organisations is available on the ‘Useful Links’ page on the website.

Can my child avail of counselling?
Children from age 6 to 18 years can avail of counselling from specialist child and adolescent therapist.
Can I sit in on my child’s session?
It is important that your child has a secure safe space to talk privately. Counsellors work with each child to help create a trusting and therapeutic space where they can discuss anything that is on their mind. This private space will help improve your child’s feeling of emotional safety and enable them to experience the full benefit of counselling.
Has counselling stopped due to Covid 19?
Due to Covid 19 health crisis, the counselling service is available online and will continue until it is safe to return to face to face counselling. Online counselling ensures that AdVIC’s support is available across the Republic of Ireland. Counsellors will offer telephone or video calls, via WhatsApp, Zoom or Skype.
To avail of the counselling service, please email or call: 087 314 8363

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Do you need to speak to someone for help coping with a homicide or to arrange counselling services?

If so, please call us on (01) 518 0816 or email

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