Do I Need A Fertility Counsellor

Continuing Professional Development

Going through fertility treatment can feel as though your life is on hold and it is hard to move forward or plan your future. Sometimes you feel as though you cannot confide in anyone who will understand what you are going through.

Fertility Support Counselling aims to give emotional support to patients experiencing distress. Coping with infertility or going through fertility treatment can be an isolating experience. You may feel you have to put a brave face on things and you may not have told anyone other than very close friends and family that you have been trying for a baby, you may even feel embarrassed or ashamed.

Counselling is an opportunity to explore any emotional difficulty, fears and anxieties, or distress that you might experience during your fertility journey. It can help you to cope, make choices, and change aspects of your situation. It doesn’t involve giving advice or direction to take a particular course of action; at times it may involve providing information. Counsellors give you the opportunity to express your emotions freely in a supportive environment.  If you need Specialist Fertility Counselling please contact the National Fertility Society for more information.