What is Specialist Fertility Counselling? 

Specialist fertility counselling is a form of support for those on the path to parenthood who find themselves facing unexpected challenges. It empowers individuals to make informed decisions and, if they wish, to modify aspects of their current situation. While it offers insights into various treatment options, it refrains from prescribing any specific action or direction.

This form of counselling connects you with a therapist skilled in understanding the nuances of your fertility experience. It's a space for open discussion about the choices, emotional hurdles, fears, anxieties, and distress that may arise on your fertility journey, providing a non-judgmental platform for exploration and reflection.

 The ripple effects of fertility treatments can extend to one's relationships with partners, family, and friends. Fertility counseling supports individuals in navigating these interpersonal dynamics, offering strategies to manage relationships effectively. It plays a crucial role in diminishing feelings of isolation by offering a supportive community for those contemplating or undergoing fertility treatments, thereby fostering a sense of belonging and understanding.

What to expect...

In Specialist Fertility Counselling, various topics may emerge, including:

  • Handling the news of others' pregnancies
  • Managing the emotional aftermath of unsuccessful IVF attempts
  • Navigating familial or religious concerns
  • Addressing feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Considering donor conception as an option
  • Exploring IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies
  • Grappling with questions of identity, such as the impact of potential childlessness
  • Understanding the initial diagnosis and evaluating potential paths forward
  • Overcoming feelings of isolation
  • Confronting and healing from trauma