Going for counselling

A pregnancy centre should be a non-profit industry to serve women, as well as their families and partners, who come seeking help about their pregnancies. A good centre should have the following services.

  • Compassionate Care
  • Practical Help
  • Accurate Information
  • Free Pregnancy Tests
  • Entirely Free Services
  • Complete Confidentiality
  • Ongoing Pregnancy Support

Choose a life-affirming centre

  • The centre should be dedicated to providing a warm and safe environment to everyone, regardless of your age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation or circumstances.
  • You should be treated with kindness and compassion and be allowed to leave the centre whenever you wish. They should listen with respect and courtesy, and without judgement, ridicule or rejection.
  • You have the right to withhold any information you do not want to share with a volunteer. All information shared will be held in strict and absolute confidence, except in the rare circumstances when prohibited by law.
  • You should receive accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, life-style issues, and related concerns. In Ireland, it is against the law to refer a client for an abortion and any clinic which does so is in breach of the 1995 Act. It can, of course, offer accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.
  • You may refuse any information you do not wish to receive. You should receive honest and open answers.
  • You should be given on-going support, in accordance with your needs.

Counselling Centres in Ireland
Care in CrisisLurgan, Northern Ireland 01762-329900
LIFE Dublin29/30 Dame Street, Dublin 201 6798989
LIFE Cork123 Patrick Street, Cork021 4270445
1850 281 281
LIFE GalwayWestside Resource Centre,
Seamus Quirke Road, Galway
091 587575
LIFE Thurles10 Croke St, Thurles, Co. Tipperary0504 24402
LIFE Letterkenny40b Port Road, Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal
074 9127007
Western Regional
Adoption Committee
25 Newcastle Rd, Galway  091 523122
P.A.C.T Line15 Belgrave Rd, Rathmines,
Dublin 6
1850 673 333
LIFE Belfast28 Bedford St, Belfast, BT2 7FE0232 249414